Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun recently featured on RedTV’s “Exclusives”, where he talked about life as a superstar who used to walk aimlessly through the streets of Surulere (listen to “Ojuelegba” again) and what his fans should look forward to on his upcoming album titled “Made In Lagos”.
“The hardest part of being a celebrity for me, is being one. Waking up every morning and being Wizkid is crazy, giving people 100% of me. What you see is what you get. I remember climbing the stage in Mali fully dressed and getting off with just my pants. For me there’s no greater feeling than performing in front of my fans, cos they’re the only reason I’m here,” Wizkid shared.
On the worldwide acceptance of Nigerian music and musicians, Wizkid said; “Saying Africa to the world so bigger than just words. Africa is not just Nigeria and we have to recognise that there are great talents in other parts of Nigeria. That’s why when I started my label I made sure it wasn’t just Nigerian artistes, cos we have to stick together. Drake hit me up out of the blues and asked that we make music. I felt great and it made me realise that the sky is the starting point.”
On his journey so far, he said; “Growing up in Surulere; we used to just wake up and move with no idea what we were doing or where we were going. But there’s always a deeper meaning to everything I do. It’s very important to know what you want, and as simple as this statement seems it isn’t. Coming up, I knew the kind of brand I wanted to build and the person I wanted to be, that’s why you find that every partnership I get into is mutually beneficial and not one-sided.”