Energy (Stay Far Away)

"Energy (Stay Far Away)" is a song by English grime artist Skepta and Nigerian musician Wizkid.[1] It initially debuted at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart, but reached a peak of number 59 following the release of its music video in September. The song spent a total of 15 weeks on the UK Singles chart.[2][3][4] It has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

"Energy (Stay Far Away)"
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Single by Skepta and Wizkid
ReleasedJune 20, 2018
Length3:19
LabelBoy Better Know
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Sarz
Skepta singles chronology
"Pure Water"
(2018)
"Energy (Stay Far Away)"
(2018)
"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"
(2018)

Critical receptionEdit

Pulse Nigeria called it a "groovy song which has a message for anyone with a negative vibe" and a "perfect anthem for clubs".[5] HotNewHipHop called it an "underrated banger" and "just the record to seal Skepta's ambitious switch to the big stage".[6]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was directed by Meji Alabi and features Skepta and Wizkid partying on a beach in Lagos, Nigeria.[3] It pays homage to Fela Kuti.[5] The Fader magazine said the video was full of "palm trees, white beaches, beautiful people, and good vibes",[7] while Hypebeast considered it to be flaunting Nigeria's "enticing culture".[8]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 59
UK R&B (OCC)[9] 37

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 400,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/energy-stay-far-away-single/1400760994
  2. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/20180629/7501/
  3. ^ a b https://www.complex.com/music/2018/09/skepta-wizkid-energy-stay-far-away-video
  4. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/watch-wizkid-and-skepta-video-for-energy-stay-far-away-id8817677.html
  6. ^ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/skepta-plans-his-homecoming-with-wizkid-on-energy-stay-far-away-new-video.44371.html
  7. ^ https://www.thefader.com/2018/09/06/skepta-wizkid-energy-video
  8. ^ https://hypebeast.com/2018/9/skepta-wizkid-energy-stay-far-away-music-video
  9. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – Skepta & Wizkid – =Energy (Stay Far Away)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 November 2020. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type =Energy (Stay Far Away) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.