Pop star and CEO of Star Boy entertainment, Ayodele Balogun, is popularly known as WizKid. Recently, he dropped his last single remix, ‘’Ojuelegba’’, in which he featured one of the world’s most popular artistes, Drizzy Drake, as well as a UK-based Nigerian artiste, Skepta. The track really made waves and got all Wizkid fans very excited about their pop idol.
The young artiste has been very busy since then, going for both international and local shows and events. He has been making sure that he reaches out to loyal fans across the globe. A few weeks back, Drake’s album, “Views”, was released and Wizkid was featured in one of the tracks titled ‘’One dance’’.
‘’One dance’’ has been ranked as the most played song on Spotify. It is also topping the hit charts in both UK and across Africa. With these, Wizkid has gained a wider profile globally.
Wizkid has always been a talented artist, so it would be wrong to attribute his success to luck. It is clear that he puts in a lot of hard work and time into building his career. Wizkid had few role models he looked up to, including icons like 2face, D’Banj, Fela Kuti, etc, and he went about chasing his dreams of stardom with tenacity. Before his break into the limelight, he worked played shows all over.
Ayo started his music career in BankyW’s first record label, Empire States of Mind (EME), before he moved to his very own label, “Star Boy Entertainment”. He has also enjoyed the support of his family, most especially his mom who strongly believed in him, but also his friends. These include BankyW, who taught him almost all he knows about the music industry today, as well as Skales.
Today, Star Boy Entertainment has artistes like LAX , Legendary Beats, and Malek Berry signed on. These artistes helped in pushing up the label to one of the top record labels in Africa. Star Boy has grown into an international label. There is a saying, ‘’Hard work Pays’’, and Ayodele Balogun AKA Wizkid has proven that saying.
Thumbs up, Wizkid. May your star keep shining!