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.
‘End SARS Protest Is Beyond Police Brutality. It Is Battle Between The Rich And Poor’ – Filmmaker Chika Lann
Nigerian filmmaker, Chika Lann, has tagged the ongoing violence resulting from the End SARS protests as a ‘rich vs poor’ fight. According to the television personality, it’s a sort of uprising against the rich.
Taking to her Instagram page, the actress and former model advises her fellow celebrities to go out there and help as many people as they can before things get out of hand.
In her words:
“This #ENDSARS protest is obviously beyond Police Brutality. It’s a sort of uprising against the rich! The poor are coming for the rich. This is obviously RICH vs POOR. How else would you explain the wanton vandalism? I advise my fellow celebrity to go out there and help as much people as they can before it’s too late. #onelove”
See her post below:
‘Don’t Destroy The Things We Will Need Tomorrow’, Yemi Alade Begs Fans
Nigerian musician, Yemi Alade, has appealed to the youths to halt the destruction of valuable properties following the Lekki Tollgate shooting on Tuesday.
Information Nigeria recalls hoodlums stormed the premises of news station, TVC to burn down the entire building on Wednesday. Also, BRT buses have been burnt.
The singer advises that the youths should not destroy things while being emotional. Taking to Twitter, she writes:
“With all the emotions running wild, it’s still very important to NOT DESTROY THE THINGS WE WILL NEED TOMORROW #KEEPHOPEALIVE”
She had also previously tweeted thus:
“We understand say hunger dey everywhere, but make we no use that one take spoil another man property. We go over come …….. Stay safe”
See her tweets below:
Kim Kardashian Appreciates Her Sisters For Throwing Her A Surprise 40th Birthday Party
American entrepreneur and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, has appreciated her sisters and her mother for organizing a surprise birthday party for her as she turns 40 in 2020.
The fashion entrepreneur took to her Twitter page to appreciate Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian as she shared photos from her birthday night.
In her words:
“All I can say is WOW! My mom and my sisters threw me the most epic surprise party that was so special in my heart. We showed it on E as a special so you guys got to see the behind the scenes of how it really went down.”
See her tweet below:
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