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World's Wizkid Day: 'Studio Rat' To International Giant, Some Biggest Achievements In 2021

Many may not know that the 6th October across the world is celebrated as Wizkid's Day.

The Ojuelegba young star is amongst the very few artists in the world who have a special day dedicated to celebrating them asides from their birthday. 

Before we look briefly at the Nigerian singer's achievements, so far in the industry, let's take a quick look at how Wizkid's day came about.

In 2018, a then sitting governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, set aside October 6th of every year as World Wizkid Day. This happened after Wizkid became the first artist to sell out the Skyway Theatre in the state. 

Well, since 2018, fans in Minnesota and other parts of the world have always taken out time to mark the achievements of the superstar once the special day arrives.

Grammy Awards 

Wizkid gets hold of his first-ever Grammy Award-winning as Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” wins Best Music Video. Beyonce’s “Lion’s King” album, the Brown Skin Girl she did with Wizkid and Blue IVY wins the Best Music Video category in the 63rd Grammy Award ceremony.

Selling 02 tickets within 12 minutes.

In August of 2021, Grammy-winning artiste, Wizkid, recently made history by becoming the first Nigerian singer to sell out the O2 Arena tickets within 12 minutes ahead of his Made In Lagos tour which is slated for November 28.

The afrobeat giant joins stars like Beyonce, Rihanna and some other artists who had attained such feat

Top American stars graced a Wizkid's concert

In October 2021, A$AP Rocky, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys graced Angeles' Novo Theater to attend a Wizkid concert.

In the same month, Kevin Hart, Wiz Khalia and Ben Simmons had attended Wizkid’s concert at Wilten Theatre in Los Angeles.

Wizkid's Hits collaboration goes platinum

The Grammy award-winning singer, Wizkid's hit collaboration with TEMS ‘Essence’ goes platinum in the United States of America.

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