​I’m part of those that made Wizkid to be successful – Samklef


Award winning Music producer, artiste and video director, Samuel Oguachuba, widely known as Samklef, has boasted that he’s one of the people that made Wizkid to be successful and he will always be mentioned whenever the story of Wizkid’s rise is being told.
Recall that Samklef, who produced Wizkid’s breakout ‘Superstar’ album settled the rift between himself and Wizkid in 2015.
Samklef who has worked with a range of Nigerian artists contributed significantly to  Wizkid’s debut album “Superstar”.
He has also worked with other acts like Skales, Durella, Ice Prince, Olamide, Sunny Neji amongst others.
According to him, “I was one of the producer’s behind RCA record label Wizkid’s path to success,” he said.
Samklef produced six records on Wizkid’s successful debut album, “Superstar,” that brought him to the limelight.
“I am part of Wizkid’s history whether he likes it or not and he cannot write his story without mentioning my name. I have always respected Wizkid’s hustle from day one,” he told PUNCH.
“He has a strong will. So far so good, we have settled the misunderstanding between us in 2015 after one of my trips from America. We are all busy now, so I am no longer worried about whatever people say because at the end of the day, we all have our journey in life and success is the most important thing. I am no longer bitter at Wizkid, the past is gone.”
Samklef recently signed a recording contract with Akon’s Konvict Music, and he says the new deal was much-needed as many had “told me to my face that my career was dead”.
He said: “I felt quite disappointed at those people but it got to a time when I stopped having any feeling about that remark.
“I realised it was not about how people saw me but the perception I had of myself. So far, I have been trying to stay relevant. Consistency is the key.
“Nigerians are so sentimental and they don’t appreciate their own and that is why I pity so many talented people that had reigned in the past. Once you are no longer in the limelight, they forget about you. They do not even think about the good works that you had done.”
Samklef who has two albums, a debut titled ‘Noni’ (2010) and ” Nonilising – an International edition (2011) cites Timbaland, Kanye West and Nigerian producer Don Jazzy and veteran pop star 2baba as his influences.
Samklef is most popular for his 2014 hit single ‘Molowo noni’.