Wizkid Drops Solo Video For ‘Diamonds’ Single

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh January 17, 2024 7:37 PM EDT

Wizkid’s latest video for the soundtrack ‘Diamonds’ has got fans talking online. The Afrobeats superstar dropped the solo video on Wednesday with mixed reactions.

“Wizzy keeps getting even better and there’s apparently no limits to his greatness… Diamonds don’t struggle to shine,” a fan wrote about the visuals, which has so far generated over a hundred thousand views on YouTube.

The three-minute video shows Wizkid sitting topless on a stool in a dark room, with his back facing the camera.  He starts performing the song before facing the camera with the more punchy lyrics of the single which has attracted positive reviews.

Diamonds is a track on his Soundman 2 Extended Play (EP), which has four tracks and features top acts like Wande Coal and Zlatan Ibile.

Songs on the compilation include Ololufe ft. Wande Coal, Energy, Diamonds, and Idk ft. Zlatan Ibile, which continues to climb charts in his home country and beyond. The project follows the release of the album More Love, Less Ego, which was released in November 2022.

Born Ayo Balogun, Wizkid is ranked among the leading names in music. He holds a Grammy award for Best Music Video as the lead artiste on Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl.

He began recording music at a tender age before signing a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He rose to fame after releasing Holla at Your Boy, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar in 2011.

In September 2014, he released his second studio album, Ayo before gaining international recognition through his collaboration with Drake on the song One Dance in 2016, which topped charts in many countries.

In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which was a commercial success and also appeared on the Billboard World Album Chart.

Made in Lagos album includes the single “Essence” featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten following a remix released by Justin Bieber.