Do You Know That Wizkid Has 12 Sisters? Check Out The 12 Interesting Facts About Him
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Many of us know Wizkid as a musician but what about the meaning of his name. The word "Whiz-kid", according to the Oxford dictionary means a young person who is rich and successful at something, for example a music whiz-kid. When you look at it clearly the name really reflects the kind of life the musician is living.
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It might be shocking to you that the billionaire singer is once a student of the Ijebu Ode Grammar School. This is a government school in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State
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The musician started his music career at the age of 11 as a Gospel singer. He belong to a children music group called The Glorious Fives. The eleven-year-old together with his group released an album that sold out about 10, 000 copies.
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He was known as Lil Prinz when he was a Gospel musician but he later changed it to Wizkid in 2006. I really don't know why he chose the name but I guess it stood for Little Prince. Maybe he change it to Wizkid when he could no longer bear answering such childish name.
Dropped out twice
One of the bravest decision the musician made was his resolve to quit school and concentrate on his music career. Of course, this doesn't go down well with his family, his father especially. Initially he was a student of LASU but he later dropped out. Once again he decided to go back to school and this time, he studied "International Relations" at Lead City University. He later called it quits after two semesters to give music full-time focus.
Quite strangely, the decision paid off. Maybe school is not for everyone after all.
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It's quite startling that among all the colors, Wizkid favorite is black. It's easily noticeable in his style of dressing. His first car was a black Honda Accord i-VTEC.
From 250k to 1 million dollars
Do you know that there was a time when he is paid 250 thousand naira per show. Outrageously he now earns up to one million dollars for a single performance. That's insane!
Fully booked in December 2012
Wizkid was fully booked in December 2012 from the first to the thirty first. He was so occupied that sometimes he has to shuffle between four to five shows
Three kids from three women
It no news that the guy is an Playboy. He currently has three differents kids from three different baby women. Not long ago, he told the public he will be getting married this year 2020. While his marriage suitor is unknown, he sure made it clear that it's none of his baby mamas.
At present, Wizkid holds the record as the highest paid Pepsi ambassador in Africa. In February 2014, he became the youngest Nigerian to have over one million followers on Twitter.
The youngest African artiste to get a Grammy's nomination.
The youngest Nigerian artiste to put out an internationally recognised album.
The first African American pop artiste to appear in the Guiness World Record
The first Nigerian to win an ASCAP award.
The first new generation Nigerian artiste to make it to the top of the Billboard charts
The first African to receive a Grammy nomination
The only Nigerian to make it to the top of iTunes world chart
The first afro pop star to perform/sell out Royal Albert Hall in London
The first African artiste to hit the million Mark within the first 24 hours of release
Has an official day in the US
Wizkid has his own official day in the state of Minnesota, USA. The governor of the state, Mark Brandt Dayton honored the singer by naming a day after him. October 6 is known in the state as Wizkid day
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Wizkid is from a polygamous background. His father is an Alhaji with 3 wives and 13 children. Wizkid is the last child of the family with 12 elder sisters.