A Birthday Shout Out To Wizkid

by Duke Magazine

Wizkid, born as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian artiste and songwriter. He is the owner and CEO of Starboy Entertainment. The hip-hop star who began recording music at the young age of 11 was shot to fame giving credit to his breakthrough single “Holla at Your Boy” in 2011.

Starboy has gone all the way out to remain trendy in Nigeria entertainment space of music with several collaborations with Nigerian and International acts. He has however curated a distinct niche of music to himself, Afrobeat, his inspiration that stemmed from Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and King Sunny Ade. Wizkid became the first Afrobeat artiste to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”. This global hit song collaboration with Drake had a number one spot on billboard charts in 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom. The music star has had several international musical tour across the United States and United Kingdom. 

Happy birthday to Wizkid

In the line of endorsements, Wizkid has been a grand ambassador of companies like MTN, Glo, Pepsi, and Guinness. 

The Nigerian legendary musician is a recipient of several awards and recognitions for his remarkable contributions to the world of music.

Happy birthday to Starboy! Sparkle with prosperity.

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