Popular Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid is a year older today. The “More Love, Less Ego” crooner turned 33, Sunday.
Fans of the multi-award-winning act have since taken to different social media platforms to celebrate the singer who posted a short clip on his Instastory to celebrate his day.
While some penned beautiful birthday wishes to celebrate Wizzy as he is also fondly called, others took advantage of his day to appreciate his artistry and contribution to the Nigerian music industry.
1. MusiqFro on Twitter wrote: “Happy birthday to a legend of the game #wizkid33.
– The first Afrobeats artiste to debut on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
– The first Afrobeats artiste to reach #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart
– The first Afrobeats artiste to sell out O2 Arena and the only one to sell out 3 nights at the O2 Arena.
– The best-selling African artiste in the world with over 50m units sold worldwide
– The most awarded African artiste in
Mo history with over 140 awards won.”
2. Edmonton Harvey tweeted: “Happy birthday to the🐐of African Music #wizkidayo. Keep inspiring the old and new cats #wizkid33.”
3. Nigerian political activist Rinu Oduala tweeted: “Big Wiz Day! 🦅 #WizkidAt33.”
4. Popular Nigerian comic Sabinus joined in celebrating the singer tweeting: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @wizkidayo God bless ❤🦅#WizkidAt33.”
5. Project Kid on Twitter wrote: “WIZKID IS THE GREATEST ❤🐐 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HIGHDON❤🚀
6. Big Tee wrote: “Happy birthday to the greatest Afrobeats artist to ever grace the earth. Thank you @wizkidayo for serving us beautiful music all these years- medicine for the soul. Keep breaking ground and reaching the fullest of your potentials king 👑 🦅
#WizkidAt33 🦅 ❤.”
7. Talent Manager Dami Adenuga tweeted: “Happy birthday to one of the finest artists this country and continent has produced. Wizkid is and will always be a national treasure #WizkidAt33.”
8. Sharing a collage of Wizkid’s discography, BSundayAare tweeted: “Wizkid is the most certified and most awarded African artiste in history… #WizkidAt33❤🖤.”
9. HypeTribe tweeted: “#WizkidAt33 🎂 🎉
— Most Awarded African Artist at the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, Billboard Awards, IHeartRadio Music Awards, Mobo Awards & Headies
— First Afrobeats Artist To Hold A Top 10 Position On Billboard Hot 100
— First African Pop Star To Perform/Sell Out Royal Albert Hall In London & 02 Arena
— The African Artist With The Highest Platinum Certification In The US
— First African To Debut With An Album On Spotify Global Album Charts
— First Artist from Nigeria and Africa to have a song with a Platinum Certification in the US.
— First Nigerian To Be Nominated For The Billboard Awards
— First African to win an award at the Apple Music Awards
— First Nigerian Artist to Make and remain No 1 on Itunes World Chart
— First Nigerian artist in history to simultaneously chart on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200
Cheers to the birthday of the Afrobeats Superstar, Wizkid.🎉🎂.”
10. A_ngels tweeted: “Happy birthday Wizkid!!! it’s been an absolute honour to have supported you since day 1. Keep being the legend you are! #WizkidAt33.”
11. Scottebe101 wrote: “Wizkid has the whole internet wishing him a happy birthday..he is the undisputed G.O.A.T #WizkidAt33.”
More fans are still celebrating the music star on social media platforms.
Wizkid hit the limelight in 2011 following the release of his hit record “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). He has since gone on to become one of the biggest stars in the country.