Love him or hate, Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s biggest music talent, and with an ego to match.
The recently turned 29-year-old superstar has given his fans in particular and Nigeria in general something to brag about in the international music scene.
Starting off at age 11 and releasing a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed, to being signed in 2009, to Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), there has been an upward forward movement for our favourite starboy.
With 2010 track “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), the singer hasn’t slowed down since then.
The ‘Ojuelegbe’ singer has kept tongues wagging and hearts beating with his star feature on a track in Beyonce’s Lion King album, “Brown Skin Girl” which was released on Friday.
If there’s one thing you can’t take away from Wizzy, it’s his very loyal fan base — Die-hard fans who are ready to defend him against any kind of accusation or troll. Anyone ready to come at Wizkid must have to go through the Wizkid FC, and that is definitely a tough wall to break.
Wizkid’s major Achievements over the years
He is the Nigerian artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria
Wizkid is the youngest African Artiste to get a Grammy nomination.
Wizkid is the only Nigerian musician to have ever made the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart and went as far as maintaining that top spot for more than one week courtesy of “one dance”
Wizkid remains the first African Pop Star to perform and sell-out Royal Albert Hall In London
He is also the first African Artiste to bag seven Billboard Nominations
Also, the first Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards
Wizkid is also the First Nigerian To Win An ASCAP Award
Wizkid is the first Afro-Pop artiste to appear in the Guinness World Records
Wizkid is the first African artiste whose video hit the million mark within the first 24 hours of its release on Youtube
Wizkid is the first Nigerian musician ever to model for fashion giant Dolce & Gabbana.
Looks like the musician has done a lot for himself, his country and continent in the last of his career.