Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun , known as Star Boy Wizkid , is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed . In 2009, he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at your boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar(2011). ”Tease me/bad guys” , ”Don’t dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were also released as singles from the Superstar album.
In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. ”Ayo” his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014.
It was supported by six singles: ”Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. Following the release of his second studio album and expiration of his 5-year recording contract, Wizkid left E.M.E.
The Nigerian superstar rised to the top level of the music industry since then.
In a tweet sighted by nanansem.com on twitter, Wizkid has joined the list of celebrities to congratulate the new Best International Flow Act at the BET level, Michael Owusu Addo who is also known as Sarkodie.
Read the tweet below: