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Why the new Wizkid album ‘Ayo’ might flop

Wizkid - Ayo (Joy) Tracklisting

Most people say Wizkid has been scared to put out a new album, they might be right, considering the album he announced today AYO had a solid 2 year delay on it. He kept his fans wanting (Which might not entirely be his fault). Now that he (Wizkid) & EME are ready to release what he had previously referred to as ‘his last album under EME’. Let’s take a few minutes to analyze some reasons Why The New Wizkid Album ‘Ayo’ MIGHT Flop;

1. A Staggering 7 of the tracks have been released already

So the 7 tracks that have been released out of the 19 total were great, pretty great. But, none of them was actually a hit. So look at that for a moment, On top your matter was great for a minute till it got boring, same goes for Caro and Show Me The Money.. They just didn’t stick around long enough to do the rounds. What’s to say this will not be the case for all the other songs we are yet to hear on the album?

2. More song will likely still drop

It’s 2014, Nigeria has a lot of illegal content pushers hiding under the umbrella of ‘Bloggers’. The moment the album is out on iTunes (Or if EME really wants to f*** it up Spinlet) people like Jambaze (Permit my name dropping) will upload the entire album for free download. They do it all the time. And the bigger more popular blogs will simply pick one or 2 tracks that have yet to be released into the general public and call them ‘Our Track Picks’ and then buying that album for 10 quid off iTunes becomes a problem, since you already have 10 out of 19 songs available for free download legally & the rest can just be picked off blogs from Google illegally.

3. The Tracklist has nothing new to offer

Take a look at the tracklist again, Wizkid has had songs with a host of people in the past but nothing on this album seems new, or special for that matter. Save for maybe Tiger on Show you the money remix. The rest were quite frankly expected and unexciting. And that is a bit disappointing to be very honest.

4. The Bandwagon & groupies need to settle down

Once the hullabaloo and the noise has settled over the sheer excitement fans are feeling to finally see the album near drop, people will soon start to reason the album in itself isn’t going to be offering them anything they aren’t already used to.

5. Knowing Wizkid, The album may still be delayed further

We remember he announced this album dropping June 12 some 2 years ago, we also recall it seemed entirely out of his power. Either his EME oga’s are trying to squeeze him for every drop of milk on this album (in which case they might want to hold on to it till Christmas) or he’s just pulling another Wizkid act on us. Wizkid has been known to announce track drop dates and keep his fans across the world waiting. Only to end up not putting out said track and then dropping it at odd hours many days after, it’s like a trademark move with this guy. No surprises if he does it again.

Maybe I’m just hating, but I doubt I am. Every point on this post has been carefully thought out. And I find them completely valid. Wizkid vol-trons drop your curses in the comment section (hint: I will not read them) and like minds who see the truth in my words please feel free to share your opinions as well. Let’s just hope when the album does drop I am not right. All we can do is hope

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