10 Interesting Facts About Wizkid You Probably Didn’t Know

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Here are 10 interesting facts about Wizkid.

  1. Wizkid, born on July 16, 1990, is originally from Lagos State and comes from a family of six.
  2. His musical journey began at the age of eleven when he started singing under the stage name Lil Prinz. At the same age, he formed a group called Glorious Five, and they released a 7-track album in their church.
  3. Wizkid’s first album was with the Glorious Five, and it managed to sell 10,000 copies.
  4. He had his first recording experience at the age of 11 with OJB Jezreel. By the time he turned 15, Wizkid was already involved in songwriting and receiving guidance from Naeto C.
  5. In 2006, Wizkid changed his name from Lil Prinz to Wizkid. Before gaining stardom, he had the privilege of interacting with renowned artists like 2Face Idibia, Naeto C, and Sound Sultan.
  6. Wizkid made history as the first Afro-pop artist to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.

  7. He also became the first Nigerian artist to receive an award from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
  8. Within 24 hours of its release, Wizkid’s collaboration with Drake, “Come Closer,” garnered over a million views on YouTube. This achievement made him the first African artist to reach the million-view milestone within the first day of a video release. He later broke his own record with the music video for “Fever,” featuring Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage as his love interest.
  9. Wizkid holds the distinction of being the youngest African artist to receive a Grammy nomination. Additionally, he became the first African pop star to perform at and sell out the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London.
  10. Known as Big Wiz, he holds the record for the Nigerian artist with the highest number of award nominations in Nigeria.

These facts provide a glimpse into Wizkid’s impressive career and the milestones he has achieved throughout his journey in the music industry.

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