Wurld (musician)

WurlD
Image of Sadiq Onifade
Image of Sadiq Onifade
Background information
Birth nameSadiq Onifade
BornLagos, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2012–present
LabelsWEAREGVDS
Websitewww.wurldmusic.com

Sadiq Onifade, known popularly known as WurlD, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, WurlD relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a secondary education and record music. He describes his style of music as electro-fusion. He released his debut EP Evolution in 2013.

Early life

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, WurlD relocated to the US as a teenager and received his college education at Georgia State University, studying computer science. While in school, WurlD developed a serious interest in musical performance.

Career

In late 2012, WurlD released his first single, "Beyond Our Dreams" from his debut EP titled Evolution, due summer 2013. Coinciding with the release, SESAC held an exclusive listening party at their Atlanta office for WurlD's forthcoming Evolution EP. By early 2013, WurlD was in the recording studio with Mario, writing songs for the R&B superstar's upcoming album. Shortly after, the music video for Evolution's second single, "Alive", produced by Black Shield Entertainment producer Hood Beatz, was premiered exclusively via MTV: The Wrap Up on 2 May 2013. WurlD also teamed up with Timbaland's artist, BK Brasco as a featured artist on "Beautiful Girls." He also appears in the song's video.

In May 2016 WurlD released "Show You Off" an Afro-soul record featuring Walshy Fire of Major Lazer and Afro-beat producer Shizzi. In June 2016 WurlD released the collaborative track "Better Days" with Sir Felix; it became the official anthem for DelfSail 2016. WurlD (Sadiq Onifade) co-wrote the hit song "Blow my Mind" by Davido featuring Chris Brown in 2019. The song was produced by Davido's long-time collaborating producer Shizzi.

In his interview with African Folder published in 2023, Wurld revealed he had wriiten over a million songs in the course of his career as a singer-songwriter.

Awards and recognition

In 2015 WurlD went certified Gold with his Sony Music release track "Follow You" with Polish DJ, Gromee and in 2017, he received a nomination for Best Diaspora Act at the Nigerian Entertainment Award alongside Rotimi and Wale. He has a Hit single now called 'Trobul'

Discography

Extended plays

Title Album details
Evolution[non-primary source needed]
  • Released: 20 August 2013
  • Label: Wurld Music Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital Download
Love is Contagious
I love girls with Trobul (Wurld & Sarz)
  • Released: 8 November 2019
  • Label: WEAREGVDS/1789
  • Formats: Digital Download
Afrosoul
  • Released: May 15, 2020
  • Label: WEAREGVDS/IMMENSUM MUSIC
  • Formats: Digital Download

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US UK POL
2012 "Beyond Our Dreams" Evolution (EP)
2013 "Alive"
"All Night" (Gromee song)
2015 "Follow You" (Gromee song) 11 Chapter One
"Who Do You Love" (Gromee song)
"Summer Yours"
2016 "Show You Off" (ft. Shizzi & Walshy Fire)
2017 "All Night 2017" (Gromee song) Chapter One
"Mother's Prayer"
"All I Need"
2018 "Trobul" I LOVE GIRLS WITH TROBUL

(EP)

Guest appearances

Year Title Other performer(s) Album
2013 "Beautiful Girls" BK Brasco TBA
2015 "Let You Go" Leriq The Lost Sounds
Netflix n Chill B.O.B & London Jae
2016 "Fantasies" B.O.B & Scotty ATL The Cooligan
"Let It Rain" B.O.B & Scotty ATL Live & Direct
Better Days Sir Felix
$till Aware Trinidad James & Scotty ATL
2017 I Know B.O.B Ether
Fake Friends B.O.B
2019 Sweet in the middle Davido & Naira Marley & Zlatan Ibile A Good Time

Awards and recognition

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2019 The Headies Best Vocal Performance (Male) "Wishes and Butterflies" Won
Best R&B Single Nominated
Hip Hop World Revelation Himself Nominated



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