Listen to “Money & Love,” the new single off Wizkid’s album ‘More Love, Less Ego’

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Wizkid is only getting better and better. Since the release of ‘Made In Lagos’, Wizkid has soared to greater heights off the back of the album which featured some of his career best singles. Shortly after its release, ‘Made In Lagos’ began to push some serious weight in the music world, particularly in the US where the Tems-assisted “Essence” penetrated the Billboard Hot 100 charts and landed both artists a Grammy nod.

Following the astronomical success of the “Essence”, Wizkid then announced an official remix with Justin Bieber alongside a deluxe version of the project. ‘Made In Lagos:Deluxe Edition’ featured standout tracks like BNXN assisted “Mood” as well as stunning solo performances on “Anoti” and “Steady”. Months later, he followed these with a slew of colourful videos for the more popular tracks on the project including the Tay Iwar and Project-assisted “True Love,” further expanding the world around his magnum opus.

Now, Wizkid is ready to bring the world around his new album, ‘More Love, Less Ego’ into full view. While teasing the new album release, Wizkid has kept fans appetites intrigued each step of the way, with collaborations and videos that have further served to lay the groundwork for its eventual release.

Months back, he shared the Soso and P2J-produced “Bad To Me,” a delightful track with romantic lyrics that proved Wizkid’s penchant for experiementation. With audible influence from Amapiano, Wizkid weaved together a soulful banger with warm, serenading verses in the intro “This kind of body don dey cause a migraine / Lady, girl your body bad to me” and iconic lines like “casamigos, for my amigos”. 


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Just days after sharing the colourful new video for “Bad to Me”, Wizkid has hit back with a new single titled “Money & Love,” the second promotional single off the forthcoming ‘More Love, Less Ego’ which is due for release next week Friday. Produced by P2J, the track reintroduces us to Wizkid’s suave, confident side as he praises himself while serenading his love interest.

Wizkid’s melodious vocals rides the wave of the groovy beat as he croons on the catchy hook, “My pocket full of money o, my heart full of loving o/ Nobody better for the dance I know, Fine lady she day bounce along.” With these tracks, we can expect more tunes preaching of love, accompanied with Wizkid’s subtle sexual innuendos.

The Afropop sensation has set the bar high for what we can expect from the project, and with his fifth studio album, ‘More Love, Less Ego,’ which is only a week away. Slated for release on November 4, the album will feature a talented spate of local and international artists including Ayra Starr, Buju Banton, Lauryn Hill, Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Naira Marley and more. At this stage, it is clear that Wizkid is ready to push the envelope on his music once again, and reaffirm his place once more in the Afropop canon.

Listen to “Money & Love” below and pre-save ‘More Love, Less Ego’ here.

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