"Holla at Your Boy" is a song by Nigerian singer Wizkid.[2] It was officially released on 2nd January 2010, as the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011). The song was produced by DJ Klem (Knighthouse) and Vebee.

"Holla at Your Boy"
Single by Wizkid
from the album Superstar
Released2 January 2010 (2010-01-02)[1]
LabelEmpire Mates Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Ayodeji Balogun
  • DJ Klem (Knighthouse)
  • Vebee
Wizkid singles chronology
"Omoge You Too Much"
"Holla at Your Boy"
"Tease Me/Bad Guys"
Music video
"Holla at Your Boy" on YouTube

Background Edit

"Holla at Your Boy" earned Wizkid the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011. The song is a cover of the song "Girls" by Korean singer named Se7en, which featured female rapper Lil Kim In addition to winning the award, he was awarded a 2012 Hyundai Sonata courtesy of the organizers. The car's presentation ceremony took place at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, Lagos. Guy Murray Bruce, Bola Salako and Ayo Animashaun were present during the ceremony. Wizkid joined the list of past winners, including Aṣa, Overdose, Omawumi, Wande Coal and Skuki.[3][4]

Music video Edit

The music video for "Holla at Your Boy" was directed by Patrick Ellis.[5] It was shot at Dowen College in Lekki, Lagos, and features cameo appearances from Banky W, Skales and Ice Prince.[5]

Accolades Edit

The song earned Wizkid the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011.[6] The music video for "Holla at Your Boy" was nominated for Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.[7] The video was also nominated for Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[8]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Afro Pop Video Nominated
Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Newcomer Video Nominated
The Headies 2011 Best Pop Single Nominated
Next Rated Won

References Edit

  1. ^ "WizKid – Holla At Your Boy". Jaguda. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  2. ^ "New Video: Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy". BellaNaija. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ "The Headies Present Next Rated Car to Wizkid". Hiphopworldmagazine. 13 July 2013. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Photos: The Headies presents Wizkid with 'Next Rated' car prize". YNaija. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "360 Video Première: Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy". 360nobs. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  6. ^ "THE HEADIES (HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2011) WINNERS LIST". Hip Hop World. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Reminder: 2011 Channel O Awards Nominees". JustCurious. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Nigerian Music Video Awards [NMVA] 2011 Nominees… Darey & Jodie Top The List of Nominees". Jaguda. Retrieved 24 October 2013.