In a recent interview with American entertainment magazine, NME, Ne-Yo spoke about the songs he wished he’d written and he responded with Wizkid’s “Essence“.
According to him, the song is one of those records that just makes sense and he wishes that he had thought of it first.
In his words;
“It’s one of those records that just makes sense. They could run it back 17 times and you ain’t gonna say nothing, you’re just gonna let it happen. I wish that I’d have thought of it first.
I met him once, real quick – he wouldn’t remember. But I’m super proud of that dude for making the moves that he’s making. He’s one of the new generation that I can genuinely say I respect.”