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5 Things Wizkid Must Be Proud To Have Achieved As He Turns 31 Years Old Today

Ayodeji Balogun who is popularly known as Wizkid is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter. Wizkid is regarded by many people as one of the best musicians in Africa, this is because of his numerous hit songs and international recognition.

Wizkid was born on the 16th of July 1990 and Today the popular singer turns 31. Fans and followers of Wizkid have already taken to their Instagram page to wish him a happy birthday.

However, in this article, I will be sharing with you 5 achievements that Wizkid must be proud of as he turns 31 today.

1. Winning a Grammy Award.

Some months ago Wizkid became one of the few Nigerians to have won the prestigious Grammy Awards. The singer won the award for Best Music Video for the hit song which American superstar, Beyonce featured him. The song is titled "Brown Skin Girl".  

2. Shutting down the London 02 Arena twice.

Wizkid made history in 2019 by being the first African musical artist to shut down the London 02 Arena twice. The popular singer had previously shut down the 02 arenas in 2018 at the AfroRepublik concert, he also shut down the 02 arenas at the Starboy fest in 2019 making him the first African musician to do so.

3. First African artiste to bag 7 Billboard Nominations.

Wizkid became the first African artiste to bag 7 billboard nominations courtesy of his song with Drake titled "One Dance". He bagged nominations for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), Top Collaboration, Top R&B Song, and Top

Photo: Africa ranking in the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which aired on May 21st, 2017.

4. The first Nigerian musician to win an ASCAP award. 

Wizkid holds the record for being the first Nigerian to bag an international award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He got this award because of Drake's hit song " One Dance" which he co-wrote.

5. Having a day dedicated to him by the Governor of Minnesota.

In 2018, the governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton declared October 6th of every year as "Wizkid Day". Ever since the declaration was made by the governor, Wizkid's fans never ceased to celebrate him on that day.

Wizkid must be very proud of himself to achieve all this even at the young age of 31. Do you think Wizkid is the most celebrated Nigerian singer? Kindly leave a comment in the comments section below.

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