The long awaited 16th of July has arrived and as expected fans are not taking it lightly as they troop to all social media platforms to celebrate the music icon as he turns 30 today.


The anticipation was also heightened as a result of the speculations that Wizkid might drop his fourth studio album today, Made In Lagos but instead  he announced that he was  going to drop a single today featuring American Singer, H.E.R with the name of the song titled "SMILE".

According to Wikipedia, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid (sometimes stylized as WizKid), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009. He rose to prominence after releasing "Holla at Your Boy", the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011). "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from the Superstar album. 


In February 2014, Wizkid became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014. It was supported by six singles: "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You the Money". Wizkid left E.M.E after his contract expired.


Since Wizkid broke into the Nigerian Music industry in 2010/2011, he hasn't slowed down as he makes sure he drops a hit song every year. His music versatility and range cannot be overemphazied as we've seen him show his music range on different genres. 

His awards and global accolades cannot be unmatched too considering the way he has broken many records in the past based on international awards . Ever since he made the hit song with Drake in 2016, his global music reception increased and he didn't slow down in the rate at which he was dishing hits. 


Wizkid is a global icon and deserves to be celebrated every day. Happy birthday to Starboy.  

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