Today Is Wizkid Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun’s Birthday: On the 16th of July, 1990 a Star came into this world, turned out to be a source of joy to his parents and millions of fans worldwide.
Inspired by artistes like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley, 11-year-old Wizkid started making music with the name Lil Prinz but dropped it in 2006. After the successful release of his debut single “Holla At Your Boy” a track that many still argue wasn’t released by a Nigerian, Wizkid marked his name among the greats with the release of his iconic debut album “Superstar“. Since then it’s been nothing but hits back to back.
The Starboy Entertainment CEO became the first-ever Nigerian singer to gain over 1 million followers on Twitter, he released many music videos with huge streaming numbers. He has multiple awards and nominations from prestigious avenues like The Headies, BET, MTV, NACCP, Grammy, MOBO, World Music Awards, and many others.
In 2016, Starboy achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Canadian rapper, Drake on the global hit, ‘One Dance’, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the U.S, UK, Canada, and Australia. The song also made him break a record by becoming the First Afrobeats artiste to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records.
The singer is currently one of the richest artistes in the continent with a net worth of over 20 Million Dollars. He has the biggest record label deal yet by an African music act with his 2016 deal with RCA Records as reported by Billboard.
Wizkid also made history by being the first African artiste to sell out the O2 Arena in London… twice. The Nigerian singer also became the first African artiste to headline a sold-out show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Today 16th of July A Star was born.Let's Celebrate HimHappy Birthday Starboy #wizkidayoZipupnaija.com and it's fans wishes you many more wins in life. 🎂🎂🎂❤️❤️❤️
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