Wizkid comes through on his 24th birthday with a new single and video from director Patrick Elis for 'Show You The Money.'
<p><em>Words by Olufunmilayo Oke & Alyssa Klein</em></p><p>Nigeria’s prince of pop <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/okayafrica-artists/wizkid/" target="_blank">Wizkid</a></strong> turned 24 yesterday and sneakily came through with a surprise birthday drop. The Starboy's new single is the aftermath of a collaboration with Naija hitmaker <strong>Shizzi</strong>, the producer behind <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/davido/" target="_blank">Davido</a></strong>'s massive "<a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/video/davido-skelewu-major-lazer-wiwek-remix/" target="_blank">Skelewu</a>" and Wizkid’s “<a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/video/nigerian-hip-hop-wedding-videos-kayswitch-dbanj-obimo/8/" target="_blank">Love My Baby</a>." On "Show You The Money," Shizzi and Wizzy team up once more to recreate some heat on a heavy bass synth beat blended with accents of infectious keys with complimentary light drums in the background. The starbirthdayboy's savory vocals fashion the track a festive, high energy banger as he sings about money, women and the places he's traveled.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>In keeping with the song's celebratory theme, just hours after the audio for the track debuted, its <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/patrick-elis/" target="_blank">Patrick Elis</a></strong>-directed video hit the web as a joint production from <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/banky-w/" target="_blank">Banky W</a></strong>'s <strong><a href="http://empirematesentertainment.com/" target="_blank">EME</a></strong> and Wizkid's <strong>Starboy Entertainment</strong>. The visuals see Wizkid head back to his roots in Surulere Lagos, the "exact same hood that Wiz grew up in," according to a description on the official video. And in other Wizkid news, the starboy is <a href="http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/16/wizkid-collaborates-rihanna-new-song/" target="_blank">alleged</a> to have confirmed he recently recorded a duet with <strong>Rihanna</strong> to be featured on his forthcoming album. Fingers crossed his much anticipated sophomore effort <em>Chosen</em> comes to proper light soon. Until then, watch the latest (potential) single off the release below.</p><p><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/wizkid-top-10-songs/#slide1" target="_blank"><strong>>>>Okayafrica's Top 10 Wizkid Songs</strong></a></p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6efa1429f5db090487cf49f145d2e072"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XMAsSEH3yys?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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