HISTORY OF NIGERIAN SINGER WIZKID

HISTORY OF NIGERIAN SINGER WIZKID

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born on July 16, 1990. He started recording music at the age of 11, and he and the Glorious Five (5), a group he and several of his church friends started, released a collaborative CD. Wizkid secured a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. (E.M.E). His first studio album, Superstar (2011), which also featured the singles “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull,” saw the release of “Holla at Your Boy,” the lead single, and he quickly gained notoriety.

His second studio album, Ayo, which he self-titled, was released in September 2014. “Jaiye Jaiye” was one of six singles that were released to promote the album. His agreement with E.M.E. expired after that.

Wizkid departed. In Due to his work with Drake on the smash hit song “One Dance,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and 14 other countries, Wizkid gained international recognition in 2016. After the song broke numerous records, Wizkid became the first Afrobeats musician to be recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records. In March 2017, he inked a multi-album contract with RCA Records, and later that year, his third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, was made available. To promote the album, five singles were made available, one of which was Drake’s “Come Closer.”
He appeared on the 2018 song “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris, which peaked at the top of the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.

The following year, it was a part of Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Musical. He worked with The Gift on the song “Brown Skin Girl,” which also peaked at number one on the global digital song sales chart and won him a Grammy for Best Music Video. His fourth album, Made in Lagos, was released in October 2020. It was an artistic and economic success, peaking at number one on the Billboard World Album Chart. The Tems-assisted song “Essence,” which is on the album, was the first Nigerian single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100[8] and peaked at number ten thanks to a Justin Bieber remix. More Love Less Ego, Wizkid’s fifth studio album, is scheduled to release in 2022.

By February 2021, Wizkid had amassed over 3.4 billion Spotify streams, making him the most streamed Nigerian artist ever.

Beginnings of a life and a career from 1990 to 2010
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, was born on July 16, 1990, in Surulere, Lagos.

Twelve sister siblings and a mixed-faith family were his upbringing. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian, and his father is an Islamist. Attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School as a student, Wizkid. As a youngster, he listened to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley. He said that “his father has three wives” during a radio interview with Tim Westwood in 2012. Wizkid said that he created the Glorious Five with a few of his church members in a different interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV.

They succeeded in getting an album out before breaking up. Lil Prinz was Wizkid’s stage name before to 2006. Later, he met record producer OJB Jezreel, who postponed a year’s worth of recording for him. While frequently visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios, he witnessed 2 Face Idibia working on the songs for his Grass 2 Grace album. He also attended the recording sessions for Sound Sultan’s self-titled debut album, Jagbajantis. When he was 15 years old, Naeto C. served as one of his mentors and coaches. Wizkid secured a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He collaborated on the song “Omoge You Too Much,” which is on Banky W.’s The W Experience album. He collaborated with Naeto C, Ikechukwu, and others while honing his craft.

M.I. Midway through 2009, he left Lagos State University (LASU). Later, he applied to and was accepted by Lead City University, but he left after one year.
Superstar, the debut studio album of Wizkid, was recorded in 2009 and released in 2010. He made “Holla at Your Boy” the album’s lead single on January 2, 2010. [19] The song, which was up for Best Pop Single at The Headies 2011, earned him the Next Rated honor. He was also given a 2012 Hyundai Sonata by the organizers in addition to the honor. This song video was up for Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.
“Tease Me/Bad Guys,” the second single from the album, was made available on April 2, 2010. It was published, initially as a freestyle rap. “Don’t Dull,” the third single from the album, was made available on December 6, 2010. Superstar was recorded in both English and Yoruba. It became widely known.
On June 12th, 2011, Empire Mates Entertainment made it available. The album includes songs from the genres of reggae, dancehall, afrobeats, and R&B. On Superstar, Wizkid collaborated with a number of music producers, including E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats, and Samklef. On the album, cameo appearances are made by Banky W., Skales, D’Prince, and Wande Coal. It was delayed from its original release date of February 14, 2011. [24] On June 12, 2011, Wizkid had an album launch celebration in the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites. Samklef, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Olamide, eLDee, Jesse, Skales, 2face Idibia, Banky W., and Olamide At the premiere party, performances by Jagz, Ice Prince, Lynxx, and Seyi Shay took place. The Best Album of the Year award went to Superstar at the 2012 Nigerian Music Awards.
On June 12th, 2011, Empire Mates Entertainment made it available. The album includes songs from the genres of reggae, dancehall, afrobeats, and R&B. On Superstar, Wizkid collaborated with a number of music producers, including E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats, and Samklef. On the album, cameo appearances are made by Banky W., Skales, D’Prince, and Wande Coal. It was delayed from its original release date of February 14, 2011. On June 12, 2011, Wizkid had an album launch celebration in the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites. Samklef, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Olamide, eLDee, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Lynxxx, Banky W, Skales, 2face Idibia,Onstage at the launch party was Seyi Shay. The Best Album of the Year award went to Superstar at the 2012 Nigerian Music Awards.

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