Thursday, 6 July 2017


Wizkid real name  Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun , was admitted to study Sociology at the Lagos State University's Faculty of Social Science in 2008. As a young man obviously more passionate about his music than education, he dropped out due to poor performance,to focus on his music in mid-2009.

He was later admitted to Lead City University in Ibadan to study International Relations where he also dropped out after two sessions.

Below is a transcript showing his results for the two semesters in LASU.

As a frequent visitor to OJB's PointBeat Studios at Gbaja Street in Surulere, he got inspired while watching 2face Idibia record songs for his Grass to Grace album. He was also around while Sound Sultan recorded his debut album, Jangbajantis.

Wizkid first came to the limelight when he featured on MI Abaga's 'Fast Money Fast Cars' in 2009. He also featured on Kel's track 'Turn By Turn' which further set him up as an act to watch out for.

He got signed to Banky W's EME in 2009, same year he finally left school, and started recording his debut album, 'Holla At Your Boy' which was released in January 2010 and became an instant hit nationwide. The rest is hostory.

Today Wizkid is a force to reckon with in the music world, locally and internationally, among stars Tuface, Sound Sultan, MI Abaga & OJB he drew inspiration from.

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