Nigerian singer Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has shown love for his fans as he allowed them to snap pictures with him, without a bouncer, during Asake’s show in Lagos.
The More Love, Less Ego (MLLE) crooner recently touched down in Lagos and made sure to make an appearance at singer Asake’s second Flytime show.
In a video, the singer was standing just beside Flytime boss, Cecil Hammond, who was also enjoying the performances on stage.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that fans who spotted Wizkid did not let him be as they took turns approaching him for allowing them take pictures with him.
Howeve, social media users reacted to the development.
abujagurutv said: “The way he allowed the selfies I almost thought it wasn’t Big Wiz .” koko_papping said: “This one wey wiz no carry bouncer,abi my eyes dey pain me.”
pidginblog101 said: “Dem for put red carpet for where wizzy deh na.” olamideafolabi17 said: “Eeeeeeeiii gawd oooooo this bros too soft .”
kizzy said: “Make una allow am enjoy the show naw , una wan blind am with una phone light.” bobby_yung_m said:
omoba_whyte said: “If been Humble is human, this is the real definition… some will never allow you come close or they even stone you with whatever they are holding because of ordinary autograph.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Wizkid is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential African artists of all time. He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five (5), a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the limelight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also spawned the singles “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull”.
In September 2014, he released the self-titled second studio album, Ayo. The album was supported by six singles, including the song “Jaiye Jaiye”.
Wizkid left E.M.E. after his contract expired. In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the hit single “One Dance”, which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in 14 additional countries.
The song broke multiple records, making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the Guinness World Records. In March 2017, he signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records; and released his third studio album Sounds from the Other Side, later that year. The album was supported by five singles, including “Come Closer” featuring Drake.
In 2018, he was featured on the song “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris, which reached number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart.
The following year, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the single “Brown Skin Girl”, which also reached number-one on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which received commercial success and acclaim, reaching number-one on the Billboard World Album Chart.
The album includes the single “Essence” featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten following a remix released by Justin Bieber. Wizkid’s fifth album More Love, Less Ego was released on 11 November 2022.
By February 2021, Wizkid was the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits.