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WiZkid Discussed As A Course Topic In Ohio University USA.

The name Wizkid has been trending in Nigeria and around the world for some time now. Wizkid has stolen the spotlight in the world of entertainment and has also stolen the hearts of his fans all over the world.

Upcoming artists and those who have been in the music industry have recently made Wizkid their role models. Little wonder most singers want to feature him in their songs to attract the attention of people around the world.

Wizkid has over the years built a strong fan base who is ready to spread his win whenever possible. They have given him names like the king of afro beats, manchala, the greatest of all times amongst others. 

Wizkid has consistently maintained a great record in the music industry and this has gained international recognition and awards. Recently, Wizkid was a topic for discussion in a class at Ohio University, USA.

You may wonder, who is Wizkid? and why is he a topic for discussion at Ohio University USA. In this article, we will find out.

Who is Wizkid?

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is an award-winning songwriter and afrobeat singer who started his musical journey when he was 11 years old, at that early age he released a collaborative album with his group known as the glorious five. However, Wizkid’s music journey started properly in 2009 when he signed a recording contract with Empire mates entertainment owned by Banky w.

Under the Umbrella of the Empire mates record, he released a hit song Holla  at  you  boy hit song from his album Superstar in 2011.

In September 2014, he released his self themed song Ayo. in 2016 Wizkid’s contract with EMR expired and he released a hit song titled one dance featuring Drake an American singer. The song with Drake gave him his first international recognition, it was number one on the US billboard hot 100  and  topped charts in 14 different countries. The song also gave Wizkid a spot in the Guineas books of records in 2017, he was the first singer to appear in the Guinness world’s records.

Wizkid further signed a huge deal with RCA Records and released his third studio single titled Sounds from the other side. He once more featured Drake in his song come closer in 2017.

Wizkid had a lot more Foreign Collaboration with Normani and Calvin Harris in the song Checklist which topped the Billboard world digital sales chart. In 2019, Beyonce featured Wizkid in one of his Lion King soundtrack titled brown skin girl. The  brown skin girl song made waves across the globe, it topped the digital song sales chart and later won a Grammy award as the best music video. 

In 2020, Wizkid released another Album themed made in Lagos, this also topped number one on the Billboard charts.

The hit single from the made in Lagos Album titled Essence featuring Tems and a remix with Justin Bieber has become the first Nigerian song too but the Billboard chart top 100 and later top 10 in the world.

Following WizKids’s achievements over these years, Wizkid since February 2021, has been the most-streamed Nigerian song of all time on Spotify. Recently the hit song Essence has been Nominated for the 2022 iheat radio Music award. 

Currently, Wizkid has been recognized at Ohio University USA.

Why Wizkid Became a Topic for Discussion In a Class At Ohio University USA.

According to reports, Wizkid has become a topic for discussion in a class at Ohio University USA. During the lecture, the lecturer projected the Wizkid feature Terms song Essence as a case study. 

The lecturer Narrated the award-winning singer Wizkid’s notable music Journey and his rise to fame to the entire class. In a picture that surfaced online, the students were spotted watching the video with eagerness and admiration while the Lecturer stood on the side.

Haven discussed Wizkid’s achievements and his level of consistency in his music career, it is not surprising that he is held in high regard and used as a case study in Ohio University USA. Wizkid’s rise to fame from the mud is indeed worthy of study. 

Wizkid has further bridged the gap between international music and our national artists. Since the rise of music, we have constantly seen international stars like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Sia, and the rest featured in Nigerian songs. Indeed Wizkid should not only be Studied but be celebrated all over the world of entertainment.


The Nigerian music industry has changed its shape since the rise of artists like Wizkid who has gained international recognition through his commitment, diligence, and hard work in his Music Career.

Social media platforms like TikTok have also given Nigerian music the name it deserves.

Although we have focused on Wizkid in this article, we are not in any way suggesting superiority over another music artist.

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