Wizkid turned 25 yesterday, Thursday, July 16 and here are 25 highlights of his career so far. Photo: Filed
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid turned 25 on Thursday, July 16, 2015 and here are 25 highlights of the Starboy’s career so far…
Wizkid was born in the Surulere part of Lagos which has inspired a lot of his lyrics. He started music at the age of 11 while understudying notable producer, OJB Jezreel.
Wizkid’s first musical effort is a 7-track mixtape in 2001. He was then known as Lil Prinz.
As a frequent visitor to OJB’s PointBeat Studios at Gbaja Street in Surulere, Wizkid got inspired while watching 2face Idibia record songs for his Grass to Grace album. He was also around while Sound Sultan recorded his debut album, Jangbajantis.
In 2008, Wizkid was admitted to study Sociology at the Lagos State University’s Faculty of Social Science.
Wizkid first came to the limelight when he featured on MI Abaga’s ‘Fast Money Fast Cars’ in 2009. He also featured on Kel’s track ‘Turn by turn’ which further set him up as an act to watch out for.
He got signed to Banky W’s EME in 2009 after which he started recording his debut album.
In mid-2009, Wizkid dropped out LASU and focused on his music. He was later admitted to Lead City University in Ibadan to study International Relations at but also dropped out after two sessions.
Wizkid’s first single, ‘Holla at your boy’ was released in January 2010 and became an instant hit across the country. He later released ‘Tease me (Bad Guys) and ‘Don’t Dull’ as follow up singles which further established him as an act to be taken seriously. In the same year, he won his first major award at the Dynamix All Youths Awards as Promising Artiste of the Year.
His debut album, Superstar …Read More
Source:: The NET