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10 Fantastic Things Many Nigerians Don't Know About Wizkid

Do you know that your favorite music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, just clocked 30 today? Wow! How time flies, the young star who started singing at the age of 11, has made names over the years, in the music industry and he is worth celebrating.

Today as we celebrate him at 30, let me share with you fantastic things you might not have known about him, as we pray and wish him a more successful year ahead.

1. Do you know that his name is in the world Guinness book of record? Yes, Wizkid was the first Afro-pop artiste whose name entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

2. He is always the first to open floor in everything, he is still the first Nigerian to be awarded by the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Sure we can't deny the fact that he is a great composer.

3. What kind of Video can hit a Million mark just under 24 hours? That's Wizkid's Music video! He was also the only African artiste not just Nigeria this time around, whose video hit the million mark within the first 24hours it was released.

4. What seems impossible is all he does, yes he (Wizkid) was the only Nigerian artiste to maintain the first spot on iTunes World Chart for more than one week. With his talented acts, I think he even deserves more than one week.

5. To perform on a royal hall is sure not an easy one, but Wizkid worked his way through Royal Albert Hall in London and became the first Pop Star to perform there.

6. Not just in Nigeria is Wizkid always the first but also in Africa. Wizkid is the first African to bag seven Billboard nominations.

7. Wizkid is not just a star to be remembered in Nigeria or Africa alone, but also in the US. As the Governor of Minnesota in Us named a day after him.

8. Winning a billboard award is not an easy way, but it seems easy for Wizkid as he is the first Nigerian Artiste to win three Billboard awards.

9. Small but mighty Wizkid, he was the youngest African artiste to get a Grammy nomination.

10. With all this award, I know you won't doubt if I tell you that, he is the Nigerian artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria.

What other great thing do you know about Wizkid? Say a word of prayer for him and wish him well on his birthday.

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