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Nigerian singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006 he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011 he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist; Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment (EME for short) to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album, Ayo, in 2014. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun's global breakthrough track "Ojuelegba." Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria's biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake's 2016 smash single "One Dance." In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which would release his third LP, Sound from the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including "Sweet Love" and the Drake-assisted "Come Closer." ~ Liam Martin
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  2.   Come Closer by Drake
  3.   Naughty Ride
  4.   Fever
  5.   Picture Perfect
  6.   One for Me by Ty Dolla $ign
  7.   All for Love
  8.   African Bad Gyal by Chris Brown
  9.   Come Closer
  10.   For Me
  11.   Daddy Yo
  12.   Master Groove
  13.   Nobody
  14.   Slow Whine
  15.   Dirty Wine by Ty Dolla $ign
  16.   Like This by DJ Henry X
  17.   One for Me
  18.   African Bad Gyal
  19.   Sweet Love
  20.   Gbese
  21.   Gbese featuring Bucie
  22.   Sexy
  23.   Dirty Wine
  24.   All for Love by Bucie

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