In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

30 Fast Information About Wizkid You Ought to Know As He Turns 30 Right this moment

30 Quick Facts About Wizkid You Should Know As He Turns 30 Today



Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun higher recognized by his thousands and thousands of followers throughout the globe as Wizkid is little doubt one in every of Nigeria’s largest music exports.

The a number of award-winning celebrity has not solely etched his identify on the sands of time as one of many best music stars to return out of Africa however it’s sure that he’s not removed from breaking boundaries but.

In celebration of his day, now we have gathered 30 fast information you need to learn about him.

  1. Born on July 16, 1990, the singer hails from Lagos State and is from a household of six. He’s the final little one and likewise the one son.
  2. He began singing on the age of 11 below the stage identify Lil Prinz. He additionally fashioned a gaggle at 11 referred to as Superb 5. The group later launched a 7-track album that was launched within the church.
  3. His first album was with the Superb 5 and it offered 10,000 copies.
  4. He had his first ever recording with OJB Jezreel at 11.
  5. On the age of 15, he was track writing and receiving steerage from Naeto C.
  6. In 2006, he modified his identify from the moniker Lil Prinz to Wizkid.
  7. Earlier than elevating to stardom Wizkid was fortunate sufficient to have crossed paths with celebrated artists like 2Face, Idibia, Naeto C, Sound Sultan.
  8. He broke into the highlight in 2009 when he featured on rapper, M.I Abaga’s track, “Quick Automobiles”.
  9. His escape single is “Holla At Your Boy” that was launched in 2010.
  10. In 2011, the musician welcomed his first son, Boluwatife. He presently has three.
  11. He acquired his first automotive in 2011. A black Honda Accord i-VTEC.
  12. In the identical 2011, he dropped out of Lead Metropolis College in his third 12 months. He was learning “Worldwide Relations”.
  13. His first solo album was launched in 2011 with E.M.E titled, ‘Famous person’. The album had 17 tracks.
  14. In April 2012, E.M.E signed a joint deal on Wizkid with Akon’s Konvict.
  15. He floats his personal Report Label, Star Boy.
  16. The singer’s favorite color is black.
  17. Wizkid’s first Worldwide Collaboration was with Akon on Don’t Uninteresting (Remix).
  18. He was reported to habe popped N300million Champagne at his 23rd Birthday.
  19. Based on, his hit monitor, “Azonto” was the third non-American songs of 2013.
  20. He’s the youngest African artiste to get a Grammy nomination.
  21. Wizkid is the primary African pop star to carry out/promote out Royal Albert Corridor in London.
  22. He’s the Nigerian artiste with probably the most award nominations in Nigeria.
  23. He’s the primary African to bag seven Billboard nominations.
  24. He’s the primary Nigerian artiste to win three Billboard awards.
  25. Wizkid is the primary afro-pop artiste to seem within the Guinness Guide of World Data.
  26. He’s the primary Nigerian artiste to win an award from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
  27. Due to his collaboration on “One Dance” a monitor he was featured on by Canadian rapper, Drake, Wizkid is the one Nigerian artiste to keep the primary spot on iTunes World Chart for multiple week.
  28. 24 hours after its launch, Wizkid’s “Come Nearer” on which he featured Drake received as much as 1,000,000 views on YouTube. This makes Wizkid the primary African artiste whose video hit the million mark inside the first 24 hours of its launch. He broke his personal document with the music video for “Fever”. The video options Nigerian celebrity, Tiwa Savage who performs his love curiosity.
  29. The governor of Minnesota, Mark Brandt Dayton honoured the singer, by naming a day after him within the US.
  30. In an interview with Alex Frank of Vogue journal in February 2015, Wizkid stated he wears a combination of streetwear and conventional Nigerian garments. He cited Pharrell Williams as one in every of his vogue type icons.

Supply: TheGuardian

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