- Artist: Wizkid ft. Damian Marley
- Title: Blessed
- Genre: Afrobeat
- Released Year: 2020
- Duration: 4:23
- Album: Made In Lagos
- Producer(s): P2J, Juls, Kill September, Honter, Kofo, Saint Mino,Blaq Jerzee,
- Label:S tarboy, RCA UK.
- File type: MP3
Wizkid ft. Damian Marley – “Blessed” Stream & Download
Wizkid was born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on 16 July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos. He grew up in an interfaith household with twelve female siblings. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian and his father practices Islam. Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He grew up listening to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. In a radio interview with Tim Westwood in 2012, he said his father has three wives. In another interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV, Wizkid said he formed a group called the Glorious Five with a couple of his church friends.They managed to release an album prior to disbanding.
Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz until 2006. He later met OJB Jezreel, a record producer who prevented him from recording for a year. While visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios frequently, he watched 2 Face Idibia record songs for his Grass 2 Grace album. He was also present during the recording sessions for Sound Sultan’s debut album Jagbajantis. He cited Naeto C as one of the people who mentored and coached him when he was 15 years old. Wizkid inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He co-wrote “Omoge You Too Much”, a song from Banky W.’s The W Experience album. He also worked with Naeto C, Ikechukwu and M.I while developing his craft. In mid-2009, he dropped out of Lagos State University (LASU). He later attended Lead City University, but dropped out after completing two sessions.
At age 13, he formed a musical group by the name of the Shephards, which included the daughter of Freddie McGregor and son of Third World’s Cat Core. The group opened the 1992 Reggae Sunsplash festival. The band fell apart in the early 1990s and Damian started his solo career. With the backing of his father’s label, Tuff Gong, he released his 1996 debut album Mr. Marley which surprised many who were unaccustomed to hearing a Marley deejaying rather than singing. Marley released his second studio album Halfway Tree. The name “Halfway Tree” comes from his mother, Cindy Breakspeare, being from the rich part of town, and his father, Bob Marley, coming from the poor part of town, thus him being “a tree halfway in between the ‘rich’ world and ‘poor’ world.
Award-winning Nigerian singer and songwritter, Wizkid makes a return as he drops off a new song he titles “Blessed” featuring Jamaican DJ, singer, songwriter and record producer, Damian Marley. The track “Blessed” is taken off Wizkid fourth studio album “Made In Lagos“.
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