Last Updated on July 16, 2020 by Ope Quadri
Nigerian music star Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun also known globally as Wizkid clocks 30 years today July 16 2020. The multi-award-winning music superstar was born July 16 1990.
Celebrities and fans across the globe have been sending felicitations to the music legend as he becomes a year older today.
Some of his passionate fans have even termed today’ World Wizkid’s day’ because of his contributions to the growth of the music industry globally.
However, his fans anticipate his much-talked album titled ‘Made in Lagos’ which will be released soon. Wizkid released his debut album in 2011 titled ‘Superstar ‘ with songs like ‘Holla at your boy’, ‘Gidi girl’ to mention but a few were released via Empire Mates Entertainment (EME for short) to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, launching him to the limelight in his home country.
Furthermore, starboy released his sophomore album, Ayo, in 2014. His second studio album featured a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti It also featured Wizkid’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.”
Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Starboy into the international spotlight. In return, Starboy appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single “One Dance.”
Wizkid who is currently a United Bank of Africa [UBA] ambassador has become a renowned and a household name in the music industry beyond the shores of Africa. He is Nigeria’s biggest music export and has performed with global music stars like Akon,Drake to mention but a few.
Wizkid has collaborated with Nigeria stars like 2baba, Soundsultan, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Blaq Jerzee, Duncan Mighty to mention but a few.
The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer has won multiple awards such as 2 BET Awards 3 MOBO Awards 5 The Headies 2 Channel O Music Video Awards 6 Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2 Ghana Music Awards 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards, 4 Soundcity MVP Awards 3 Billboard Music Awards, 2 City People Entertainment Awards and a Future Award to mention but a few.
He has heralded music shows that have been sold out within and outside Nigeria and he keeps releasing back to back hits.
Happy birthday to the super talented music icon Wizkid and many more wins for him as a global music brand.