Wale Reveals Roc Nation Almost Signed Wizkid – Rapper Wale has praised Wizkid and other Nigerian stars as the country’s music continues to get more international attention.
In a recent interview with Factory 78, Wale praised Wizkid for owning the song so much, even Drake was sounding like him.
“I would like to hear more of Wizkid,” the Sunshine rapper said in the interview. “I would like to hear more of Wizkid on one dance. I could hear more control. It sounds like Wizkid’s song. He (Drake) sounded like Wizkid on that song. The lyrics, the style everything. I mean he is a phenomenal writer but I just feel like he sounds like Wizkid on that song.”
He also had kind words for Davido and Olamide, saying Nigerian music was now at the forefront of African music. He revealed that he tried to engineer a deal between Wizkid and Roc Nation, and had he been more serious, things might have been different.
He said: “I’m proud of Davido and Wizkid and Olamide. There is a lot of dope artists coming out right now. I knew it was gonna get there. I mean, Nigeria got like a whole 60 % of the swag in Africa. I always knew. I remember bringing the idea of signing Wizkid to Roc Nation to the guys out there. Like early on. It was way before this time. I knew it was gon get there. I got like 7 songs on the internet with him. If I had held on to him back then, it would have been a different story.”