Since “NO” became a hit single in 2016; Wale Turner has gone from a struggling hip-hop artist, to be one of the most promising rap musicians.
And, although he has tried to re-work the magic he did on “NO”, he never really got that much attention again until 2018.
He was at the Hennessy Cypher 2017, alongside Yung6ix, Payper, Stage1ne and Tegagat. That didn’t get him the deserved hype though.
But, this year, he stormed back with “Awa Noni”, an afro-hip sound that exploits the same call-response formula he made use of on “NO”. “Awa Noni”, a mild hit, made it to radio, the clubs and the streets. It was like the Return of Wale Turner.
After that, he also dropped “Hey Maami”. But that didn’t trend that much until about a week ago, when he shared the video to his cover of Lil Dicky and Chris Brown’s “Freaky Friday”. The video was shot by Avalon Okpe, and it quickly went viral. Thanks to his relatable lyrics in Yoruba of course, the track is a real on Twitter. So Wale is back and na dem dey rush am.
Recently, Wale shared a photo of himself and M.I on Twitter. And it has raised a couple eyebrows. Is M.I going to sign him? Or has he even signed him? Are they going to have a song together?
But, if they do have a song together, Wale Turner will probably reveal more details. To keep us in suspense, the photo he uploaded was without caption. So we will have to wait till someone says something.
A collaboration with M.I Abaga will be a big one for Wale. But, what if M.I is going to do the Kanye West, and produce a whole album for Wale?
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Quasar Miami formerly known as Tylz, is a young rap artiste and an outspoken music industry commentator. He writes in a very controversial manner and is known to “never let the sleeping dogs lie”. In October 2017, he was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor.
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