Wizkid Biography: Who is Wizkid and How Did He Become a Global Superstar

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Wizkid is the lead singer of R2Bees. He has also worked with other artists like Reekado Banks, Ayo Jay, Consequence and others. He was born on October 25, 1991 in Ogun State, Nigeria. He has Afro-soul and Afropop influences in his music.

When and where is Wizkid? Wizkid was born on 25th of October 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Grammy nominated artist. Wizkid is the lead singer of R2Bees. He has also worked with other artists like Reekado Banks, Ayo Jay, Consequence and others.

When and where is he performing in Nigeria? Wizkid is performing at the 21st edition of the Interswitch NPICC Festival in Lagos on January 26, 2019 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. He is also expected to perform in other countries like Ghana, United Kingdom, US and South Africa in the coming days.

 

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Wizkid was born into a middle-class family on December 22, 1992, in Ojo, Lagos. His father, Nicholas Omotayo, is a Nigerian politician and a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. His mother, Adesola was a school teacher before becoming a housewife.

Wizkid was raised by his mother, while his father has a low-key influence in his life. He studied Economics and Accounting at Lagos State University. Wizkid made his in-store debut at a local record store in Lagos.

During this time, he was also featured on popular track by Dem Mama, “Naughty Girl.” His music career started in 2009 with the release of his self-titled debut album, “Wizkid,” which featured a mixture of Nigerian and Trinidadian music. Most of the songs from the album are produced by his mentor, Timbaland.

 

Music, Women, and Cars

By the age of 11, Wizkid started singing and also got into music production and music engineering. But when he was 12, he discovered the sounds of his music and decided to sing Afro pop, with influences coming from record producer, musical artist, and songwriter, Pheelz (Pete ‘N’ Di responsible for “Skendary’s Got a Man”) and composer, High Fidelity (also known as Blaze). While he was 14, Wizkid moved to Lagos to further his musical career.

In 2012, he was signed to record label Starboy Entertainment and began recording and releasing albums while still a teenager. Wizkid Music.

Wizkid music is popular in the Nigerian music industry and continues to grow with each album. Some of his hit songs include “Alter Ego,” “One Dance” and “Holla at Your Boy.

 

Collaborations and Breakthrough

Wizkid made history in 2015 when he released the first single to debut on Billboard 200 chart, titled “Like To Party”. The song was also the first African record to break the one million mark in digital sales. The same year, the singer also scored his first number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with “Come Closer”.

He also became the first Nigerian artiste to score the title since R. Kelly in 2010. The release of his single “Ojuelegba” in 2017 made him the only Nigerian artiste to sell more than one million records in less than 24 hours of its release. It was also nominated for Record of the Year at the 2017 Grammys.

The latest record made by the singer is his breakthrough album, “Sounds from the Other Side”, which debuted at no.1 on the Billboard 200.

 

Wizkid Today

Wizkid is a Nigerian singer who is also a pop icon, with a mixture of Afrobeat and international sounds. He is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s best musicians and one of the best and popular African artist in the world. Biography Wizkid was born on February 23rd 1995, in Lagos, to a Nigerian mother and a Nigerian-French father.

Wizkid in the Family Wizkid is a complete family man, even his family understands his musical ambitions. His mother spoke glowingly about her son saying, “He is a musical child who knows music is in his blood.

He made a decision to follow his passion.” He was raised in Surulere, Lagos. His father was a pharmacist and his mother worked as a senior lecturer in Physics at the University of Lagos.

 

What’s Next for Wizkid?

We look at the whole Wizkid. Born On August 7th, 1992. He is the 4th child to Bola Ray and Nina Aluko and the only son. His mother is a former beauty queen. Zackaria is named after his father who is also a musician.

Wizkid name means son of brilliance. Wizkid is talented, blessed and unique. He started playing the violin from the age of 5 in the church and later joined a band at 11.

In his final year in primary school, he became a local star. His school mates invited him to perform in their talent show and later he became a big star. When Wizkid started his music career, he started off singing reggae and RnB songs like: Low and High. His first studio recording was on a song that he released in 2011. His debut album: “Superstar” was released on February 2012.

 

Conclusion

As many Nigerians are still consumed with how famous a celebrity is, it is needless for an individual to concentrate on their wardrobe and material things.

In Nigeria, celebrities’ fame and recognition is relative to their fame. To your average Nigerian celebrity, you need to be a billionaire, perhaps a billionaire in the future, to be taken seriously. As such, they focus on maintaining their personal hygiene, dressing in the latest fashion, and working on improving their music career and also seeking other forms of entertainment to prevent boredom.

However, not every celebrity should be obsessed with becoming a billionaire or, failing that, acquiring any form of business empire.

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