A few days ago, there was a heated argument over which of these albums is a classic album. The argument lasted for a while even though there was no victor or vanquish, Wizkid fans seem to have had more reasons to believe they won this argument.
In 2020, amongst the coronavirus pandemic, many Nigerians including Wizkid and Olamide dropped new projects. Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos‘ album that has been on the media for years finally dropped and Olamide who had no pressure dropping a new project after he released his ninth project tagged ‘999’ earlier last year still released a brand new project tagged ‘Carpe Diem’.
“Made in Lagos” album by Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun is a 14-track album featuring Damian Marley, Ella Mai, Terri, Tems, Burna Boy, H.E.R, Tay Iwar, and Projexx. It is a well-crafted body of work. Listening to the tracks on this album gave me goosebumps, made me remember the Afrobeat of the 2000s when 2Baba, Faze and the rest dominated the Nigerian music space with cool and slow-paced jams.
In this album, Wizkid was able to carve out a new market for himself with an R&B-dominated album majorly produced by his friend, P2J. The RCA/ Starboy Entertainment recording artist was heavily dragged by many on social;l media with claims that the whole songs on the album sounded alike. Despite these heavy criticisms, ‘Made in Lagos’ has been able to stand tall, penetrating several global charts and producing a couple of hit singles including ‘Blessed’ featuring Damian Marley, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, ‘Ginger’ featuring Burna Boy amongst others.
Olamide on the other unlocked an enviable project featuring a host of new talents from the Nigerian music scene.
The 12-track album featuring his rapper friend (Phyno), label mate (Fireboy DML), Peruzzi, and a bunch of new acts is Olamide’s way of reclaiming his spot in the game.
“Carpe Diem” produced by P.Priime, Pheelz, ID Cabasa, Vstix, and Young John is Olamide’s second project in 2020. “Carpe Diem” is a Latin word that translates to ‘Seize the day’ . It is deployed when urging someone to maximize their day and make the best out of their present situation.
Considering their numbers and global impact which of these albums do you consider the best?
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