ALBUM REVIEW: Wizboyy – Testimoney
Album – Testimoney
Artiste – Wizboyy
Features – Iyanya, J’Dess, Zoro & Killz
Producer – Wizboyy
Running Time – 01:07:44
Label – No Time Records (2013)
The tentacles of highlife’s golden boy ‘Wizboyy’ is
steadily growing from eastern Nigeria to the 3
remaining cardinal points of the country and his
extensions might leave the borders of Nigeria for
good if he keeps working this hard. Wizboyy Seeks
to reaffirm the notion that he is one of eastern
Nigeria’s most prized music exports with his self-
produced sophomore album titled ‘Testimony’; led by
hit singles ‘Halima’, ‘Fotojenik’ and ‘Wizolingo’.
Wizboyy stays true to the eastern music, taking it
even deeper and making the album a collector’s item
for Igbo-centric music lovers. On the other hand,
other listeners may struggle to fully appreciate the
brilliance of the music. Isioma Ofuasia meticulously
selected 17 highlife tracks revolving around the
message of love, enjoyment and destiny for his
second studio album. Deep yet not ground-
breaking… Check out our track-to-track review and
see how Wiz fared:
1. Lovinjitis: ‘Testimony’ opens with a lovely mid-
tempo ear candy, where Isioma layers his silky
smooth stellar vocals, declaring he is sick with
‘Lovinjitis’. This song is infectious and aims straight
for the heart.
2. Halima: Wizboyy serves a typical highlife love
number as he sings about ‘Halima’.
3. D Way We Go feat. Zoro: The third track opens in
an interesting way, ‘D Way We Go’ features
indigenous rapper Zoro who delivers a near Phyno-
esque rap verse to assist Wiz in the song about
4. Uso (My Sweetness): Love is the major subject on
the album and Wizboyy address this issue again on
5. Wizolingo: A defining moment on ‘Testimony’ is
the captivating ‘Wizolingo’. Sure to get the party
started, Wizboyy serves a performance that
is nothing short of awesome; where he celebrates
and sings about the ever growing influence of
Nigerian music overseas.
6. Time n Chance: The best things about ‘Testimony’
are the rich and brilliant instrumentation (which are
majorly orchestrated by Wizboyy) and the fact that
each song is fuelled by a weighty message. This trend
continues on ‘Time n Chance’, a song preaching the
importance of positioning, God’s favour and luck.
7. Woman Go Dey: ‘Anything you dey do my
brother eh, woman go dey (for sure), I say woman
go dey, if you invite bobos come you party, dem ask
you whether woman go dey’… Wizboyy celebrates
womanhood with intelligent lyrics, groovy melodies
on this fast-paced party starter.
8. Feel Alright feat. Iyanya: Another party track
featuring Project Fame winner Iyanya, driven by
9. Overtake: The message of ‘Overtake’ is slightly
similar to ‘Time n Chance’.
10. Every Day: The girth and strength of Wizboyy’s
voice is easily overlooked; ‘Every Day’ highlights
this. A commendable fusion of highlife and euro-
pop, Wizboyy breaks boundaries with his vocals, this
number is a grower.
11. Anam Acho: The host finally decided to switch
things up by drastically slowing the pace with a
mellow love ballad. On ‘Anam Acho’ he tries to prove
that he is a jack of all trades by putting his stellar
pipes on a new task and thankfully he excels at it.
12. Mama’s Song: ‘Like as you dey use BlackBerry, I
for buy you Q10…’, the twelfth track is an ode to
mothers. This is another defining moment on the LP;
the easterners will kill to have this number on repeat.
13. Hotamali: The mood of the album changes to that
witnessed in ‘Uso’, ‘Halima’ and ‘Lovinjitis’ as the
thirteenth numbers kicks in. The track title says it
all, watch out for the Saxophone on the
14. Nobo-To-Sombo: Nobo-To-Sombo (Nobody to
Somebody) – Started from the bottom, now we are
here. Wizboyy sings about rising from the ashes and
15. Material feat. J’Dess: Peak Talent Show finalist
J’Dess resurfaces and ignites fire with Wizboyy
ignite fire as they duet on ‘Material’. J’Dess known
for her silky smooth yet Rihanna-esque voice
compliments Wizboyy with her stutter has they flirt
on the mid-tempo highlife love number,
16. Network Provider: The ends draws closer and
Wizboyy woos a girl by begging to be her service
provider and browser on the cheesy ‘Network
17. Fotojenik Remixx feat. Killz: ’Testimony’ closes
with the remix to his hit single ‘Fotojenik’ which
features WFA front-man Ikechukwu a.k.a Killz.
Go Get Your Copy.
Posted By K2I