Drake Speaks on Working with Wizkid and Using Ghostwriters

  • By Olamide Onipede


Few weeks back, Wizkid released the remix version of his hit track ‘Ojuelegba’ featuring Young Money rapper,Drake, and Skepta.

Drake opened up to FADER magazine in a recent interview on why he jumped on the track.

Drizzy said, “I just did it because I was in the moment. I wasn’t thinking like, ‘Oh man, I gotta get my brand up in Nigeria.’, Not to say that’s not important. I’m super-honored to be on that song.”

Drake also confirmed using ghostwriters for his music and he said he’s not ashamed.

In his words:

I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings-they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you. If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up-you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where — I’m OK with it being me.

It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that-for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.


On his beef with Meek Mill about using ghostwriters,

It was weighing heavy on me

This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music? Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something?

I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.

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