Last week, we wrote about the 7 times Wizkid should’ve crossed over already.
In our list we included things like him owning a sold out stadium concert in Brooklyn, his top collaborations with the likes of Vybz Kartel, the whole Drake thing (of, course), and his countless awards.
Well, this week, Starboy can add more notches to his belt as he’s been nominated for 7 Billboard Music Awards for his role in “One Dance.”
The Billboard awards Wizkid is in the running for are Top Hot 100 Songs, Top Radio Songs, Top R&B Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Selling Song, Top R&B Collaboration and Top Collaboration.
— BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 16, 2017
Despite the obvious irony of Wizkid being nominated on a song that many would say he doesn’t really feature on—remember the angry Nigerian Twitter reactions to the track—he still did have a hand in writing and producing the massive hit.
So, in that vein, now that Wizkid’s set to blow up in America, here are 7 things he should do:
Hop on a grime banger with Skepta, Stormzy or JME.
Feature Drake on one of his own singles, but only use his vocals at a really low volume in the chorus.
Pull a “One Dance” on ’em. We know he just dropped the “Come Closer” collaboration, but Starboy could take it a step further and get Drake on a track only to barely use him.
Tell Davido to “chill.”
Pull a Diddy when he gets invited to the MET Ball.
We’re starting the petition to get Wizkid invited to The MET Ball next year.
Launch a liquor line.
Cîroc, D’ussé, Hennessy, Virginia Black Bourbon, Wizzy Whiskey?
Go on a live TV rant about how “Trump doesn’t care about African people”
Take a page from the Book of Kanye.