Mixed reactions have trailed the release of Wizkid’s sophomore album, Ayo (Joy).
The album was released ahead of schedule on September 17, 2014, dropping worldwide on iTunes.
Despite Wizkid claiming the album was leaked ahead of the September 23 scheduled release date he had announced, the album, within a few hours, rose to the top of the iTunes album chart in a matter of hours.
On several fronts, the long-awaited album has been criticized for several reasons. Officially, this is Wizkid’s last album under the E.M.E Records imprint, so it’s safe to say he made this album to satisfy E.M.E, and that’s probably why he didn’t include the new songs records he has featuring Rihanna and Chris Brown in this album.
He recently said those tracks would drop in his next album which would be released under his own record label, StarBoy in December 2014.
The new album Ayo is a 19-track album that features several pre-released tracks that fans have rocked severally in the last 9 months, with songs like ‘Jaiye jaiye’, ‘On top your matter’, ‘Show you the money’, ‘One question’ and others not really exciting fans as such.
This is added to the fact that fans have had to wait for three years for any album from Wizzy made them expect far more from him than what they got.
Below are some comments his fans are making about the album.