Of all the curious things about Wizkid’s upward climb, his management’s many shortcomings is easily one of the most befuddling. It’s not quite as cringe as Chris Brown, but Wizkid has gotten away with some of the most epic career fails without much of an impact on his popularity. Last year, none of his managers (in UK, America and Nigeria) were able get him on Viceland’s feature on modern Nigerian music. But more recently, the Starboy’s chance to represent Afropop on the Coachella stage was thwarted cause of his inability to secure the travelling arrangements for his band.
Wizkid lied cus he didn't want to embarrass himself in front of the world singing soco. Or they organizers prolly told him to fuck off at the last minute. ☺
— sαíղԵ (@LIRULSAINT) April 15, 2018
Nigerians were quick to throw shade at him on Twitter for letting us down. And while some of the remarks were rather harsh, it’s understandable considering he was booked 8 months before the festival. Wizkid’s confidence in his career is so cloud high, he seems to have let go of the wheel and shifted gear to cruise. From lacklustre music releases via social media to airy songwriting, he’s starting to develop quite the reputation for being careless. But either through luck or just past glory, still remains the beloved Starboy nonetheless.
We are sorry to announce that Wizkid is unable to make it into the country to join us this weekend but will be performing next weekend.
— Coachella (@coachella) April 14, 2018
Coachella’s tweet that Wizkid will be performing at the coming week of the festival initially appeased fans who were looking forward to seeing his performance. However, though Beyonce was able to make a return after killing her headline set from the opening week, Wizkid remained a no-show for the second week. If you thought his initial excuse was lazy, this time, he doesn’t even bother making any. He has moved on to promoting new music on his Twitter and even fans aren’t too torn anymore. Wizkid’s absence from Coachella was conveniently ignored for the just concluded Big Brother Naija game show. Which is just as well seeing as he might have had more trouble dealing with such bad publicity twice within the space of a week.
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