Over the last decade, Ayodeji Balogun Popularly called Wizkid has overtime won many hearts and has become a household name in Nigeria and beyond. You will be shocked to know that he is even popular in countries that we have no idea exist. He even has a day to celebrate him in a state in the United States Of America.
If you know you belong to Wizkid Fc, raise your hand in the comment section like this. Do not be shy. We are going to share some things that except you really stan ‘Babanla’ you won’t know, not all those people that claim to know him oh!!!
However, you might know some of these things already but you never can be too sure, or let’s say there might be some newbies who want to know and learn about Wizkid.
- Wizkid grew up living with 12 sibling, a father, Alhaji M.O Balogun,(who he gave a shout out to in his song ‘Pakurumo’) who is Muslim, and a Christian mum, Mrs Balogun.PakurumoWizkid
2. Starboy attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School and then proceeded to Lagos State University where he later dropped out. He tried going back to school after gaining admission into Lead City University but didn’t finish. Okay, so he is still making money though!!
3 ‘Machala’ started his music journey at the young age of 11 when he was part of a group, Glorious Five. When he clocked 15 he met OJB Jezreel who guided and mentored him like other big stars like 2Face, Sound Sultan and Neato C.
4 His First name, LOL! This is hilarious. His stage name used to be Lil Prinz, This reminds us of those days when we used 2go to chat, the funny names you could see on the app back then. Maybe that was his chatroom name. We thank God he is using Wizkid now, sounds much better.
5 Wizkid’s very first single is titled ‘Mami water.’ We doubt you ever knew that! Most of you claiming Starboy Fc think his first song is ‘Holla At Your Boy’Holla At Your BoyWizkid.
6 The album ‘Superstar’, which was released in 2011 under Empire Mates Entertainment, took Wizkid to the length and breadth of the world as everyone couldn’t get enough of the latest superstar in the room who wasn’t even 20 yet!
7 Wizkid has a very interesting personal life, he is a father to three sons but the husband to none of their mothers. Wizkid welcomed his first son, Boluwatife in 2011 at the age of 21 with his then-girlfriend turned baby mama, Shola Ogudugu, In 2016, Wizkid welcomed his second son, Ayodeji with his second baby mama, Binta Diallo which sparked off a lot of conversation if they were a serious couple. Well just when we all thought Wizzy Baby was done with kids, the news broke of the arrival of his third son, Zion with his manager, Jade Pollock. Okay, guys, not many saw this coming but these guys were romantically linked when we thought it was just a business relationship.
8 “One Dance”One Dance ft. WizKid & KylaDrakehis previous collaboration with Drake became the most streamed song with over 1.1 billion streams which became a Guinness World Record.
9 In 2017, he won the MOBO awards for “Best International Act”. His victory at the MOBOs saw him receive congratulatory messages from President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, and former VP Atiku Abubakar. In November 2017, he won 3 awards at the AFRIMA awards held in Lagos.
10 In 2018, one of Wizkid’s hit singles, ‘Soco’Soco ft. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & TerriStarboybecame the most searched words on Google for the year.