Wizkid Singer features on London based Hunger Magazine

The pop singer talked about trying to contribute his quota to presenting Africa to the world in positive light through music.

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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Wizkid is still making those appearances in the media, stopping by at London based Hunger Magazine.

Amidst the photo shoots, Wizzy answers some questions, all too familiar ones by now.

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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He reiterates the idea and purpose behind the "Sounds From The Other Sides" mixtape as wanting to introduce new listeners to his sound, for those not aware of the African movement.

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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On his role towards  the reach and impact Nigerian and African music is getting on the international scene, the starboy says he feels like he's only just getting started and sees a bigger picture and wanting to do more for Africa beyond the music.

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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“There is still a bigger picture, there’s still a vision, We are trying to take the music global, we’re trying to do a lot with the music, trying to expand.”

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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He also tells the magazine that his aim is not to cross over to America but let the world hear Africa and to grow his fan base. 

Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London play

Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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"The aim is not really to cross over. I just want to make good music for the world. It’s really not in my mind to cross over to America. I have my own fan base, which is Africa. And I just want to keep feeding that fan base and hope it grows."

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Wizkid photographed by Hunger Magazine London

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On if he was trying to grow into the shoes of Fela Kuti, Wiz clarified that the late icon has only been an inspiration.

"Every artist has that one person that inspired them, or a group of artists that inspired them. Fela happens to be a very big inspiration to my music, Bob Marley as well. So I’m just here spreading good vibes. I’m not trying to live like Fela or do what he has done. I just appreciate everything he did when he was alive and I am here to create my own legacy."

Watch a clip of interview on Vimeo.