Wizkid goes from N250k to more than $1million for shows


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid said he with 250,000 nairas per show but now earning more 0ne million dollars.

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The Nigerian megastar artiste highlighted this in a recent interview he had with Vanguard in Abuja. When asked what his first big payday was, the StarBoy boss could not hold back but drop the bombshell that his first big payment was N250k and he told his partner than that he believes they will make 1 million dollars one day. But today he earns more than that

“I can never forget. The first big money I ever collected was N250,000; I was so excited. I remember that after I touched that money, I told my partner at that time; ‘Bro, we started this music hustle with nothing, now we are able to make N250,000. If we are able to really make this kind of money, I think we can touch a million US Dollars’. I am happy to say that, today, we are getting more than one million US Dollars.”

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Saying Wizkid is one the music exporter in Nigeria is an understatement but you will agree with me, with his countless number of hit music and international featuring, he is one of the biggest music exporters in Africa.

Speaking of featuring and future plans, Wizzy as fans fondly call him, it is no news that he was featured on Beyonce latest album ‘The Gift’ on a track titled ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which has become the anthem of all black girl all over the world and it is a no brainer that Wizkid is a step closer to Grammy Nomination and might even bring home the award. Fingers crossed.

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When asked if he is successful, he is not close to his definition of success yet, it appears Burna Boy was right after all is song ‘Dangote’. Wizkid made it known that he is to built schools around Africa and touch as many lives as possible without achieving that he is not successful

“I wake up every morning wanting more. So, I don’t even feel like I have accomplished anything yet. I have not done anything at all. I have not built schools around Africa; which is one of my biggest dreams, to help kids. There are a whole lot of things happening around the world. There’s poverty around the world. I will definitely like to do more. I don’t think I am successful yet, to be frank.”

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To all Starboy Fest lover, well, be expectant, hold on, wait for it, and here it is, StarBoy Fest is definitely happening this year but not before touching down in Amsterdam and France.

“I started my brand, Starboy, because I wanted it to represent the whole of Africa. I have a festival that I started which is ‘Starboy Fest’. It held in London last year. We’re about to do it again this year. We’re taking it to France, Amsterdam, and bringing it back home to Nigeria.”



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