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Amazing Facts You Probably don’t Know About Wizkid.

Nigerian musicians have been doing great in the industry over the years. They have been working very hard in taking Nigerian music to the next level, gaining International awards, recognitions, endorsement deals, and in all, letting the whole world know that Africans are also good at music.

However, in this article, we will discuss ten amazing facts you probably don’t know about Starboy.

1. He began his musical career much earlier.Wizkid

Wizkid is well-liked by many people, owing to his excellent music and stage presence. Second, he is one of the fortunate few to have achieved popularity and celebrity status at such a young age.

Many people are unaware that Wizkid was previously known as Lil Prinz. At the tender age of 11, he was already singing in his local church. And he wasn’t just a good singer; he was also the band’s lead singer.

2. Initially Sang in the Church

The young Nigerian musician is well-known for his upbeat party songs. The songs, which are full of energy, appeal to both the young at heart and partygoers. However, you may not be aware that Wizkid honed his musical abilities in church. Yes, having grown up in a Christian family, he was a praise and worship singer at his local church in Lagos.

Wizkid actually released a couple of albums before his breakthrough track in 2009, after collaborating with M.I.A. He created an album as a member of the church choir. He later formed the “Glorious Five” singing group with five church friends and released another album.

3. He is, in fact, from Ojuelegba, as stated in the song.Wizkid

“Ojuelegba,” the song that catapulted Wizkid to international prominence, rings true – literally. The musician is from Ojuelegba in Lagos. Ojuelegba was once known for its touts and is located in Lagos’ Surulere axis, which is quickly becoming a metropolis for the young and working class.

4. Graphing History

WizKid’s fourth studio album, MadeInLagos, debuted in October 2020 and quickly broke several streaming records among African artists, becoming the first African album to debut on Spotify’s Global Albums Chart.

The album amassed 100 million streams in just nine days and received numerous accolades, including inclusion on many year-end best-of lists, including NME, TheGuardian, GQ, Clash, and a number one spot on BritishVogue.

Wizkid is without a doubt the first Nigerian artist to receive three Billboard Music Awards. Wizkid is also the only Nigerian artist to hold the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart for more than a week.

5. He also owns a record label.Wizkid

Wizkid started his own record label, Starboy Records, after parting ways with his former record label, EME Music. He now has a couple of artists signed under the label as well.

Mr. Eazi, Maleek Berry, L.A.X, Ahmed, R2bees Efya, Terri, and a slew of other artists signed to Wizkid’s record label.

6. Relationship rumor

He was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dikeh and Tiwa Savage; for a long time, the rumor mills were buzzing with stories about Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid being a couple, until both parties came out to vehemently deny ever hooking up or being a couple.

Wizkid was rumored to be dating fellow singer Tiwa Savage a few years ago, but the two denied the rumors, claiming they are simply best friends.

7. He is the father of three handsome sons.

Many fans have joked that he should change his name to ‘Wizdad,’ as he is no longer a child but the father of two very handsome boys.

8. International Wizkid DayWizkid

Former Minnesota governor Mark Dayton declared October 6th “WizKid Day” in his home state. Dayton referred to him as “one of the biggest cultural influencers of our time” in the release, and he demonstrated his worth to his state’s residents by pointing out that he was the first African to sell out Minneapolis’ Skyway Theatre.

9. Educational career

Wizkid began his higher education at Lagos State University before transferring to Lead City University in his second year. Wizkid was in the 200 level when he dropped out to pursue his music career. Superstar, the star’s debut studio album, was released in 2009. In 2010, the single “Holla at Your Boy” was released.

10. Wizkid has received a Grammy Award.

WizKid won his first Grammy for his contributions to Beyonce’s song “Brown Skin Girl” from her music film Black Is King, which accompanied the live-action Lion King film.

The song was named Best Music Video. With countryman Burna Boy also receiving an award that night, the two became the first Nigerians to win a Grammy as a solo act.

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