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Wizkid At 30: Celebrating His Life and Achievements in Pictures!

If you say he's an Icon, a Legend, a trendsetter, an Idol, a Role model, a Superstar, a genius, a phenomenon or a King... you'll absolutely be right!

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popular known as Wizkid is unarguably one of the most talented and successful artistes in Nigeria!

He clocked 30 today, and it's heartwarming to think back to when he started recording music at the age of 11, and even managed to release a collaborative album with "the Glorious Five" (a group he and a couple of his church friends formed back in the days).

Wizkid who grew up in Surulere had a dream, goal and aspirations, and went for it without looking back! And when he was signed to "Empire Mates (E.M.E)" by 'Banky W' in 2009, he stole the hearts of Nigerians and music lovers worldwide after realeasing his single "Holla at Your Boy", which earned him the "Next Rated" Award at "The Headies 2011".

He went on to release other amazing hit singles like: "Don't Dull", "Pakuromo" and "Tease Me", from his "Superstar" album, and instantly became a formidable force in the Nigerian music industry!

Wizkid literally took the music industry by storm and haven't looked back ever since, as he keeps releasing hits and winning awards back-to-back, and it's safe to say that anything he touches turns into gold!

He has been described as the best 'go-to' artiste for collaborations, because he has the ability and a special kind of touch, that'll transform ones music and make it an instant hit! So, it's not surprising he has been featured on countless award winning hits by different artistes all over the world!

Wizkid has toured and performed in different cities all over the world, and released his second studio album "Ayo" between 2012 and 2014, which featured numerous talented and legendary artistes like, Femi Kuti, Tyga, Akon, Phyno, Seyi Shay, Wale, and Banky W.

And when he released his famously acclaimed single "Ojuelegba", which became an instant hit, topping charts and instantly becoming one of the most played songs on the radio, he has climbed to an entirely different level in the music industry!

And as if all these successes and accolades are not enough, Wizkid went on to become the first Nigerian artiste to be listed on the "Billboards Twitter Last 24" following his guest feature on Drake's hit single "One Dance", which later reached number one on the "Billboard Hot 100' Chart.

At 30 years of age, Wizkid has achieved more success, accolades and recognitions than any other artiste in Nigeria, and is considered one of the most bankable celebrities in Nigeria!

So, it's not surprising he has numerous endorsement deals, like the famous "Pepsi" deal which is reportedly worth $350,000 U.S, and other lucrative deals.

His history making moment in 2018 is one that will always be remembered when he became the first African artiste to sell out the 02 Arena in London (which has 20,000 sitting capacity).

And we all know that his electrifying stage performances are always iconic, and can be compared to none!

Starting his own label, "Starboy Entertainment" was a huge step, and he has helped other artistes by signing, promoting and pushing their careers to the next level!

Wizkid is not only a successful artiste, but a great father who has been taking care of his kids, while managing his status as one of the most popular celebrities in Nigeria!

And I'll probably not be able to end this post today if I decide to talk about his countless awards, which includes the prestigious "AFRIMA", "MOBO Awards", "All African Music Awards", "NAACP Image Awards", "The Headies", and numerous other awards!

So, I won't be exaggerating if I say that Wizkid is one Nigerian artiste that has helped in putting the Nigerian music industry on the world entertainment map, and will always be remembered and celebrated for eternity, because his impacts in the music industry will surely be passed on to generations to come!

And as he turns the big 30 today, I pray for long life, continuous growth, success, happiness and love in his life!

If you're a Wizkid fan or simply someone who appreciates his music, kindly drop a birthday wish for him!

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