- Artist: Wizkid
- Title: Ojuelegba
- Genre: Afrobeat
- Released Year: 2014
- Duration: 03:36
- Album: Ayo
- Producer(s): Legendary
- Label: Starboy Entertainment/RCA records
- File type: MP3
Wizkid – “Ojuelegba” Stream & Download
As it is always said and expressed, “wetin go dey hard to leave am o”. “Ojuelegba” is a song by Nigerian recording artist Wizkid from his self-titled second studio album, Ayo (2014). It was written by Wizkid and produced by the record producing duo Legendury Beatz. Since the release of this song the trend has refused to ceased up till date.
Wizkid’s Ojuelegba shares its title with the metropolitan subsection of Lagos Mainland. It highlights Wizkid’s struggles as an underground artist, who roamed the streets of Ojuelegba to support his recording interest. The song received numerous airplay on all major radio stations in Nigeria, and peaked at number 1 on Capital Xtra’s Afrobeats Chart for February 2015. Different clubs across Nigeria and beyond has kept this song on different play list and channels.
The reception of this song internationally came when the official remix of “Ojuelegba” features vocals by Canadian rapper Drake and English grime artist Skepta. It made its premiere on OVO Sound Radio in July 2015. The song was ranked 12th on The Fader‘s list of the 107 Best Songs of 2015. Prior to the release of the official remix, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie released his rendition of “Ojuelegba”. This song is really a long lasting hit.
Billboard.africa has been able to gather different analysis fro m individuals and platforms concernining the song over time. Critical reception to the music video was mixed. Joey Akan of Pulse Nigeria said the video is not a true representation of the song because it lacks inspiration. On the contrary, Joda Afolabi of Nigerian Entertainment Today commended Clarence Peters for shooting the video and said it “depicts a thorough and true reflection of what the song preaches.” Callistus one of the reporters from billboard.africa maintained that the song has made him gotten and inspiration of a grass to grace experience.
Okoye Philip a top notch editor frombillbooard.africa coo-too that the song especially its video due to the improvision of minimalist graphics is able to communicate even to the deaf. Bukola Adegunle of Royal Times gave the video 3 out of 5 stars, adding: “creativity was displayed, which gave meaning to the video. The scenes were well arranged, and there was a great link in all the scenes.”Jim Donnett and Jimmy King both gave the video a 3.8 rating, saying its simplistic factor stood out.
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