According to the column under this headline, Wizkid may have said no to local Rwandan musicians seeking to ge
t a verse or chorus from the Nigerian popstar.
The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer
was in Rwanda to perform at the Mutzig Beer Fest, an annual event in the country. This year the fesival took place on 27 August.
It appears some Rwandan artists took the opportunity of Wizkid’s presence in their country to ask for a feature. Those advances were rebuffed. Instead Wizkid chose to stay in his “plush Marriott Hotel” room. He is said to have spent his time recording with DJ Maphorisa
, the South African DJ with whom Wizkid made the song ‘Soweto Baby’ from last year.
The Rwandan article ends with a declaration in favour of Wizkid. The Nigerian star, according to The New Times, “is entitled to whatever he wants.”
A different article from the same New Times column says Wizkid requires $15,000 for a feature. According to the report, this was the amount demanded from the Ugandan rapper Navio
, who may have come to Rwanda just to see Wizkid. Navio, it is claimed, was also asked “to prove to Wizkid that he had a fan base and stage presence.”
Fortunately for Navio, he delivered at the Rwandan beer festival despite his initial absence from the list of artists scheduled to perform.