Who is Wizkid?
Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a Nigerian Musician and songwriter under the record label known as Starboy Entertainment. He was born on July 16th, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos states, Nigeria.
At age of 11, he started recording his music with a group known as the Glorious Five.
After winning numerous awards and featuring some of the greatest artistes in the industry today, he’s unarguably one of the biggest afrobeats singers of his generation.
The following are the top 10 music that made him the biggest afrobeats of his generation:
1. One Dance
One of the songs that make Wizkid the biggest afrobeats of his generation is a song titled “One Dance” which was released in 2016 by Drake featuring Wizkid.
The song made Wizkid become the number one Nigerian singer to Top the Billboard Hot 100 and also won the Guinness book of record when the song became the most streamed song on Spotify globally.
The song titled “Checklist” was released in 2018 by Normani and Calvin Harris featuring Wizkid. Before long, the song topped the Billboard World Digital Sales chart and this helped to contribute to the feat of him becoming one of the biggest afrobeats musicisn of his generation.
3. Brown Skin Girl
This song was released in 2018 by Beyonce featuring Wizkid. The popularity of the song made it become the number one on the digital sales chart and this also made him win a Grammy award for the best music video.
4. Made In Lagos
He released his fourth studio album titled “Made in Lagos” in October 2020 and it was widely accepted by people and which makes it top as the number one on Billboard World Album Chart.
This is a track in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album featuring Tems and Justin Bieber. It became the number one Nigerian song to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Nigerians who grew up with Wizkid’s songs will vividly remember the Azonto dance made popular by Wizkid’s song of the same title released on 28 January 2012. The super-hit single propelled Wizkid’s fame and in 2013 got him an award and numerous nominations ncluding:
- The Headies – Best Music Video Awards (Nomination)
- Channel O Music Video Awards – Most Gifted Video of the Year (Won)
- Channel O Music Video Awards – Most Gifted Male Video (Nominated)
- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards – Best African Act Video (Nominated)
This song which was included in his second Album Ayo was based on where he grew up and the happenings in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos state.
In 2015, the song won him two Awards and one nomination.
- The Headies – Song of the Year [Won]
- The Headies – Best Pop Single [Nominated]
- Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Hottest Single of the Year [Won]
8. Come Closer
The popularity of this song also contributed to making him the biggest afrobeats and the song won the song of the year in 2017.
This song is also one of the most talked-about songs especially as it sparked a dating rumour between him and female singer, Tiwa Savage. The song won the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) song of the year Award in 2019.
10. Pull Over
This song was released by Kcee featuring Wizkid and despite the fact that he was only featured, the song contributed to his achievement. The song also won the Channel O Music Video Awards – Most Gifted Duo/Group or Featuring in 2014.
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