Today's is the GAAT Birthday Greatest Artist Of All Time, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, Starboy, Daddy yo and so on.
Ayodeji was born on July 16th 1990 in Surulere, Lagos to a family of 6. He’s the last child and only son of his parents.
He started singing at the age of eleven under the stage name Lil Prinz. He’s first record was with OJB Jezreel. He was also part of a group at same age called Glorious Five. The group released a 7-track album that was released in the church.
He released his solo album with E.M.E titled, ‘Superstar’ in 2011. The album had 17 tracks. The album was the mostly highly anticipated album of the year and also won best album in the Nigeria Entertainment Award in 2012.
Below are the Great Achievements of Staryboy Wizkid
1. Youngest African Artiste to get a Grammy nomination
Wizzy Wizzle as he is also the youngest African Artiste to get nominated for a Grammy award Courtesy of the 2016 Drake album, Views.
2. Itunes World Chart record
Wizkid is the only Nigerian musician who not only made the number one spot on the iTunes World Chart but maintained that top spot for more than one week courtesy of “one dance”
3. Wizkid Is The First African Pop Star To Perform/Sell Out Royal Albert Hall In London
Wizkid is the first African to not only perform but also sell out London’s most iconic venue, Royal Albert Hall as Headliner, joining musicians like Beatles, Adele, Elton.
4. First African Artiste to bag seven Billboard Nominations.
He bagged nominations for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song, and Top R&B Collaboration.
5. First Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards
Wizkid’s hit collaboration “One Dance” with Drake & Kyla last year earned him all the awards.
6. The First Nigerian To Win An ASCAP Award
Wizkid is also the first Nigerian (if not African), to bag an international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
7. Nigerian Artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria
As of 2019, Wizkid had received a total of 66 awards from 165 nominations which came from his native Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World.
8. Wizkid has become the first Nigerian singer to win an NAACP image award.
His collaboration with American award-winning singer, Beyonce for the track ”Brown Skin Girl” off her “The Gift” album won an award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards.
9. Wizkid Joins League of Highest Paid Artists Worldwide
He was reported to have been paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million) to give a live performance, and he got Indians dancing to Soco, Fake Love and more.
10. Wizkid Is The First Afro-Pop Artiste To Appear In The Guinness World Records
Wizkid is really the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is as a result of his contribution to Drake’s smash hit, ‘One Dance’, which topped charts worldwide.
Top Songs of Wizkid
1. Come Closer and Ojuelegba
2. Ghetto love and Don't dull
3. On Top Your Matter and Love my baby
4. Holler at ur boy and Fever
5. Joro and Joy
Happy Birthday To The Greatest Artist Of All Time, Starboy Wizkid, Wish him Happy Birthday Below.
Also, Remember to drop your best song of Wizkid, If you have more than one drop it.
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