Wizkid is currently in the UK promoting his newly released Drake assisted single “Come Closer”. While on his London promo run he appeared on Channel 4 news to talk about about using the rise of Afrobeats (how i detest the use of that term to generalize all music that comes out of Nigeria) to change global perceptions of Africa.
Wizkid doesn’t grant a lot of interviews…so it was very refreshing to see the music star speak so eloquently & insightfully about his ambitions to put Nigerian music on the world stage….he also spoke with a British accent…
His newly acquired accent did not go unnoticed by his fans & seeing as Nigerians have an opinion on everything, they took to social media to discuss Wizzy’s new British accent…LOL…
Watch a clip from the interview below & See some of the comments about his accent after
Wizkid's traveled round the world, is based abroad for now and you feel that won't affect his accent. Your reality is different from others.
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) April 13, 2017
@Channel4News Y'all Nigerians will criticize P square for speaking with Nigerian accent and then criticize Wizkid for sounding British. I'm tired.
— Olugbemi (@Mr_Sota1) April 13, 2017
Meanwhile, Wizkid's accent now has exposure oh! Ojuelegba who?
— Abike (@Jollz) April 13, 2017
Lmao wizkid has installed a new accent. Few bugs though
— Quasimodo. (@YousufJinadu) April 13, 2017
that wizkid's accent just sounds so razz
— Heart Break Kid (@pharaohendrix) April 13, 2017
Just use your yoruba accent wizkid
— Nneks (@Itsyounotme_x) April 13, 2017
Its good to have money o. Ahn ahn wizkid's accent is not from here.
— Mowa (@mowaGLINT) April 13, 2017
— Dere (@MIO_6) April 13, 2017
So people are talking about Wizkid's accent, when OAPs even sound worse
— Adedamola (@dsoyebi) April 13, 2017
You people ignored all wizkid said in the interview and decided to focus on his accent. Na wa oh
— Ijeoma? (@Sassy_Ij) April 13, 2017
Lol I can't believe I used my data to listen to wizkid speak with an accent, I'm so upset.
— Fineapple (@TheNamii) April 13, 2017
Gosh Nigerians will always find something to criticize…hahaha
Image Credit: @WizkidAyo/Instagram