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Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate ‘Machala’ 30th Birthday

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Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday

Fans flood social media with birthday wishes as they celebrate Wizkid’s 30th birthday today.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid in primary/secondary school

Wizkid was Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on 16 July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos.

He grew up in an interfaith household with twelve female siblings. Mother is a Christian and his father practices Islam.

Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School, his father has three wives. While growing up he formed a group called Glorious 5′ with a couple of his friends in church. They managed to release an album prior to disbanding. Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid throwback photo

He met OJB Jezreel who prevented him from recording for a year.

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Wizkid inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 Dropped out of Lagos State University (LASU).

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid throwback with Banky W

He later attended Lead City University, but dropped out after completing two sessions.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid throwback

Wizkid recorded his debut studio album Superstar in 2009. He released “Holla at Your Boy” as the album’s lead single on 2 January 2010.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid and mother Jane Dolapo Balogun

The song nominated for Best Pop Single and earned him next rated awards at the Headies. Wizkid toured London in 2012.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid and father Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun

Between 2012 and 2014, Wizkid recorded his second studio album Ayo July 2014 Wizkid recorded with Barbadian singer Rihanna. On February 2014, Wizkid became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million followers.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid Ayo (Joy)

On 5 April 2016, Wizkid became Nigeria’s first artist to be listed on Billboards chart, following his guest feature on Drake’s Afrobeats-infused “One Dance” single.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid ranks on Billboard

Which reached No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it kept for 10 non-consecutive weeks.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid on Billboard Hot 100 Chart

He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017.

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Wizkid released his 3rd studio album Sounds from the Other Side on 14 July 2017. SFTOS debuted at number 107 on the US Billboard 200. It also debuted at number 58 on the Canadian Albums Chart.

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid with Drake Throwback Photo

Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”. On 6 December 2019, Starboy Ent released Soundman Vol. 1, centering mainly on Wizkid.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WIZKID!!!!

Wizkid At 30: Fans Celebrate 'Machala' 30th Birthday
Wizkid

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