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Winning! Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba Remix’ is 12th on Fader Magazine’s List of 107 Best Songs of 2015

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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There is no doubt that Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’ was a huge hit in 2015 – and it got even bigger when Drake and Skepta jumped on the track a couple of months ago (click here if you missed it).

Now, Fader Magazine has named his ‘Ojuelegba Remix’ the 12th best song of the year.

Amazing!

The list is topped by Skrillex and Diplo’s ‘Where are you now’ featuring Justin Bieber.

Wizkid’s song lands on number 12 after Drake’s Hotline Bling (4th) and Kendrick Lamar’s Alright (11th).

Describing the song, Fader says:

“Let’s get what we all already know out of the way: Drake hopped on this song from Nigerian artist Wizkid for a remix, generously making the song more famous (at least in America) than it might’ve been on its own in 2015. But let me state this clearly and definitively: the song never needed him. No matter the celebrity, you can’t improve on perfection, even if the Skepta verse that accompanied Drake’s on the remix was pretty great. No, “Ojuelegba” is best on its own, a graceful slice of rhythm that does not need cultural translation. Like Popcaan’s “Everything Nice,” the iconic global jam from last summer, it has a message of grace, thankfulness, and happy perseverance that resonates in every home. And that beat? It’s got a shoulder-shrugging momentum so joyful, how could it not have wound its way all over the world? —Alex Frank”

See the full list here.

Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

4 Comments

  1. Tosin

    December 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

    glad to know.
    it’s mighty sweet, it’s not the best, it’s just a taste of one of the flavours Naija music has cooked up over the years, really not out of the ordinary in ANY way except that it got noticed abroad. for that i’m glad. more crossing over insha’Allah in Jesus’ Name; we need the love and the money.

  2. lilz

    December 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

    yes wizzy……….come through

  3. nene+

    December 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I have no doubt the song is melodious, can apply to all ages and no vulgar words. Vulgarity doesn’t make song win award!

  4. Winston Balagare

    December 10, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    That’s why these types of lists don’t mean anything. They always get it wrong. Ojuelegba was NOT one of the top 20 songs of 2015.

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