Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid had an amazing year in 2017. He accomplished a-lot of great things but these five stand out :
‘Sounds From The Other Side‘( SFTOS): The 27 year old dropped his third studio album on the 14th of July, 2017. The album features guest appearances from Drake, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, just to mention a few. Here is the amazing part, SFTOS debuted at #107 on the US Billboard 200, at #58 on the Canadian Albums Chart and at #2 on the US World Albums. Very impressive.
Awards: Starboy had a wonderful year in 2017 with multiple nominations and wins at various prestigious awards. At the 2017 edition of the ‘All Africa Music Awards’ AFRIMA, wizkid won the ‘Artiste Of The Year’, ‘ Best West African Artiste Of The Year’ and also the ‘Song Of The Year’ for his single “Come Closer” featuring Drake.
Wizkid Concert: Wizkid’s concert was a huge success, the show was sponsored by Pepsi, UBA. The show had a a-lot of memorable highlights, from the signing of the young rapper Ahmed to his Record Label after an explosive performance from the young lad, Wizkid also pledged 10 million dollars to the development of the young rappers career. (Wizkid is the gift that keeps giving).
Tiwa Savage and the afro-pop crooner- Wizkid, also hugged it out on stage for a bit too long, it even made me a bit jealous.
The highest highlight of theevent, probably the most memorable thing in Nigerian music in 2017 was when Wizkid and Davido performed Davido’s banger- FIA, together on stage, social media platforms were set ablaze, everyone was talking about the concert. Wizkid owned 2017, we can’t wait for what he has in store in 2018.
…by the way the STARBOY is also bigger than FELA, argue in your toilets.