Today marks the birthday of one of the best and most influential Nigerian afro beat artist, Ayodeji Balogun known as Wizkid. The starboy marked his 30th birthday today been the 16th day of July, 2020.
Wizkid was born on the 16th July, 1990 in surulere, lagos. Wizkid whose album, Made in Lagos is been highly waited for by his fans all over the world. Wizkid is regarded as one of the best musician and afro beat singer in Africa. With his huge fanbase he has been able to achieve great things. He is the most endorsed artist in Africa with endorsement deals with top brands and organisation.
Wizkid started singing at a very tender age from church choir with his group then, the glorious five. He was signed to Empire mates Entertainment (EME) owned by Banky W. Wizkid's career blossomed when he signed with EME and released his first album, Superstar.
After leaving EME Wizkid went to form his own record label, Starboy Records. After establishing Starboy records wizkid became an international star as he worked with a lot of international artists. He has worked with the likes of, Drake, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Ty dollar sign, Future, Skepta.
In this article, we are going to be highlighting some of the awards he has won in his career.
1. MTV Europe Music Award For Best African Act. 2016.
2. The Headies Award For The Best Artist Of The Year. 2016
3. BET Awards For Best International Act: Africa. 2017, 2012.
4. The Headies Award For Collaboration. 2018
5. NAACP Image Award For The Outstanding Duo Or Group. 2020.
6. BET her Award. 2020.
7. Echo Award For Song Of The Year. 2017.
8. MTV Africa Music Award For Best Male. 2016.
9. Soul Train Music Awards: The ashford And Sampsin's songwriter's Awards. 2019.
10. Billboard Music Award For Top R&B Song. 2017.
11.Top Naija Music Award For Best Collaboration With ''A'' List Artist. 2012.
12. Teen Choice Award For Choice Music: R&B/Hip Hop Song.
13. The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Young Person of the Year. 2017.
14. .Nigeria Entertainment Award for Hottest Single of the Year. 2015, 2014.
15. The Headies Award for Viewer’s Choice. 2018.
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