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How I predicted Wizkid’s musical success – Peter Okoye

Popular singer and half of P-Square music duo, Peter Okoye, aka Mr P, has revealed the role he played in Grammy-award-winning superstar, Wizkid’s days of little beginning.

He said he had high hopes for Wizkid during his early days as an up-and-coming artist when he was signed to Banky W’s EME Records.

Mr P appeared on the latest episode of The 77 Podcast alongside his partner, Paul.

He recalled how he tackled some reporters from snubbing Wizkid when the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner came to perform at one of their concerts as an opening artist years ago.

He said he told the reporters that Wizkid was going to dominate the music industry in the near future.

Mr P said, “We [P-Square] were never the type of artist that looked down on anybody. If you remember, there was a video that went viral where it was P-Square concert and Wizkid was opening for us. So, they [reporters] kept on interviewing only P-Square and we were like, okay, guys, hold on. What about him? They said… I said no, this guy is going to take over tomorrow.”

Wizkid is currently the most streamed African artist on Spotify, with over four billion streams. His song ‘Essence’, which featured Tems, is the longest-charting Nigerian song on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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