Oct. 2
4:32 p.m.
African, Hip-Hop, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, World

Wizkid was already a star in Africa when Drake and grime MC Skepta remixed his “Ojuelegba” in 2014. Then, after guesting on Drake’s “One Dance,” the Nigerian singer was ready for a global takeover, leading to his major label debut, Sounds from the Other Side. Per its title, SFTOS taps stars and styles from across the Atlantic, including Drake and Chris Brown. But while fellow Nigerian star Davido condemned Wizkid for the crossover moves, the album is still loyal to the energy of Afrobeat and even weaves in a couple Fela Kuti samples.