What secrets does Wizkid hide? What 20 facts of his biography will surprise you? You’ll find out everything you wanted to know about top Nigerian pop star in this article!
The whole African continent with this fellow! Wizkid songs are everywhere and Wizkid Instagram is one of the most popular. His life is full of interesting collaborations, fails and success. He has already become a legendary person for the whole continent and maybe for the world in general.
His biography was reprinted a lot of times. But do we know everything about Wizkid? What facts may surprise and even shock you? Check it out!
20 facts about Wizkid:
1.) Wizkid, whose real name indeed is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun began his career at the age of 11, when he recorded demo and some singles with OJB in their Surulere studio.
2.) Wizkid Ojuelegba 's critically acclaimed tracks ‘Pakurumo’ and also ‘Tease Me’ in his first album ‘Superstar’ was produced by popular Samklef.
3.) Wizkid first attracted some attention when he stared on MI Abaga's show ‘Fast Money Fast Cars’, which was in 2009.
4.) Wizkid dropped his university (Lagos state university) in 2009 and decided to focus on his music. Later he entered Lead City University in Ibadan but he also left it after two sessions.
5.) ‘Superstar’, Wizkid's debut album, was released in 2011 and it got a lot of anticipation from fans. This album contains some hit songs like ‘Pakurumo’, ‘Scatter the floor’, ‘No Lele’, ‘Love My Baby’, ‘Tease Me’, ‘Don't Dull’ and a lot of others. He worked together with Skales, Banky W, D'Prince and Wande Coal.
6.) The same year, in 2009, a performer signed a new record contract with Banky W's and the Demuren's EME imprint. That deal was very facilitated by his former manager Osagie O. Wizkid became ver popular in 2010 with his single ‘Holla at your Boy’.
7.) Wizkid's had some major local collaborations, like: ‘Fine Lady’ (with Lynxxx), ‘Girl’ (with Bracket), ‘Sexy Mama’ (with Iyanya), ‘The Matter’ (with Maleek Berry), ‘Slow Down’ (With R2Bees), ‘Bad Girl’ (with Jesse Jagz) and ‘Pull Over’ (with KCEE).
8.) Wizkid got the 5th place on Forbes and also popular Channel O's 2013 list of the African Top 10 Richest/Bankable Artists.
9.) Wizkid has become the first Nigerian performer ever to have over 1 million Twitter followers.
10.) In an honest interview with Tim Westwood in 2012, Wizkid said that his dad has three wivesat the same time.
11.) In June 2011, the singer hosted a huge album launch concert, which took place at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites. There were a lot of celebrities at the album's launch event f, like: Skales, Banky W, 2face Idibia, Samklef, Olamide, Wande Coal, D'Prince, Jesse Jagz, Seyi Shay, Eldee, Lynxxx and Ice Prince.
12.) At the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards the album called ‘Superstar’ won Best Album of the Year, and it was also nominated for album of the year award at The Headies 2012.
13.) In the beginning of 2015, Wizkid created his stylish music video for single 'Ojuelegba’, a song that shows the struggles he has met in the early years of his singing career. The official remix to this hit was featured by vocals of famous American rapper, Drake and also Skepta.
14.) In 2011, Warri created a rapper Yung6ix, who featured Wizkid in his official debut single called ‘Follow Me’ and shortly after 411 Entertainment launched newborn Yung6ix music career.
15.) Wizkid was thr Nigerian artist, who emerged on Billboard's chart with his feature on famous Drake's ‘One Dance’ single, which was put at number 21. On May 12, 2016, the hit managed to reach number 1 on the popular billboard called hot 100 chart.
16.) On 4 June 2012 during Wizkid’s tour in London, he performed at the HMV Apollo. Then on 12 November 2012, he was singing at the O2 Academy in Brixton alongside Trey Songz, BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, Kendrick Lamar, Tuliza and Angel.
17.) The Nigerian star singed another contract with Guiness for the popular concert ‘Guinness World of More’. That concert was held at the famous Eko Hotel, which is in Victoria Island, in Lagos. It was performed on 3 November 2013.
18.) His Starboy label got his first artist L.A.X on 20th August, 2013. Wixkid made this announcement after the music video debuting named ’Caro’, which was the first official single of the label.
19.) Wizkid's great contribution to our Nigerian Music Industry has given him some awards, including such as: a Mobo Award, a BET Award, two Channel O Music Awards, Five Headies, 2 Ghana Music Awards, several NIGERIA Entertainment Awards, 2 City People Entertainment Awards, 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards and also a Future Award. Wizkid had three nominations at the respectful MTV Europe Music Awards. And even more a singer was nominated four times at the legendary World Music Awards!
20.) Wiz is currently working with the managers from Sunday Are and Disturbing London, which is owned by Tinie Tempah. Before Mr Are, he had already worked with Osagie Osarenkhoe (who was his first manager) and Godwin Tom.
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