Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid is not just a household name as he has received a lot of awards and recognition both at home and abroad.He started singing at the age of 11 when he was part of a group, Glorious Five wth the stage name "Lil Prinz".
Wizkid who was born on the 16th of July 1990, is the:
* youngest African Artist to be nominated for a Grammy award.
* The first African to have 7 billboard nominations.
* The first Nigerian artiste to win 3 billboard awards.
* The first afro pop artist to appear in the guiness book of world records.
* The first African pop star to perform in an sell out Royal Albert hall in London.
* He is the first Nigerian artist to win an award from the American Society of Composers Authority and Publishers (ASCAP).
Wizkid was born in surulere, Lagos. He grew up with his 12 sisters, dad who is a muslim and mom who is a christain.He attended ijebu ode Grammer school and then Lagos state University but he dropped out and later went back to lead city University to continue but dropped out in his third year.
Happy birthday wizkid!!!
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