Tekno and Wizkid collaborate on inspirational new single “Mama”

Afropop's take on the started from the bottom narrative

Afropop has had a great past couple of months, and naturally, the increased stakes make competition more fierce and collaborative efforts between the top acts few and far between—until now. Tekno and Wizkid have set aside their industry-manufactured competition for a constructive new single titled “Mama”.


Tekno has always aimed for affecting composition without taking away Afropop’s dancehall sentiments. Over the mid-tempo beat Spotless produces for “Mama”, he blends melodious singing with motivational speak, backed by Wizkid who confirms “Ojuelegba” suspicions that he’s a better writer when being introspective.

Though the ‘Started From The Bottom’ narrative isn’t the most original, their personality allows them to bring a perspective every Nigerian can relate to. Singing “My Story Go Inspire You But E No Mean Say You No Go Hustle/ Say You No Go Struggle” with a subdued voice, Tekno is thought-provoking before Wizkid provides the much-needed floss; “Them Be Plug But Na We Be Socket/ Money Dey For Bank, E Dey For Pocket”.

Listen to Tekno’s “Mama” featuring Wizkid below.

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