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Nigerian star Wizkid, who has taken over dancefloors and charts throughout Africa and who is starting to make making major moves internationally, is MTV Base’s Artist Of The Month for November 2014. To tie in with the release of Wizkid’s brand new album Ayo ( which means “joy in Yoruba and is also short for his real name, Ayodeji Balogun), urban music authority MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) is backing Wizkid with a month of programming dedicated to his rise and rise. Wizkid, who started out singing in church in Lagos, Nigeria as an 11 year old, burst onto the music in 2010 with the hit ...

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Wizkid Music Videos

Wizkid - Azonto

Wizkid - Oluwa Lo Ni

Wizkid - Dance For Me

Wizkid News

Updated November 26, 2014
Yesterday we brought you news of what Wizkid got up to over the weekend. Now we’ve got pictures to show you. Last ...
Wizkid had a great time in South Africa over the weekend. The singer, who performed at Harem nightclub in Johannesburg ...
Wizkid and Ugandan duo Radio and Weasel have collaborated on a new untitled track. "Just made a big tune with my ...
Wizkid and Ugandan duo Radio and Weasel have collaborated on a new untitled track. "Just made a big tune with my ...
Samklef is upset with Star Boy Wizkid and has accused him of spoiling his business. After years of working together, ...
Wizkid and Victoria Kimani are cooking something in the studio. The Star Boy took to Instagram to announce their recent ...
In a recent interview with Abrantee on Capital XTRA, Star Boy Wizkid talked about his recent twitter feud with Davido ...
Africa’s biggest music export 2Face Idibia and StarBoy, Wizkid have released their first ever collaboration as the ...
Yesterday we brought you news of Wizkid’s new video. You can now watch the full visuals for "In my bed" right here! ...
Naija star Wizkid is set to release a new video today, 22 September. The Star Boy announced he would be releasing the ...
Wizkid is back with the remix for “Show You the Money” and this time feautres the assistance of Young Money rapper ...
Starboy Wizkid has pulled a Beyoncé and released his album in secrecy on iTunes, after tweeting a day before that his ...
Wizkid is set to perform live in the United Kingdom! The Star boy will be performing at Indigo 2 in London on 26 ...
2face Idibia and Wizkid have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Hennessy Artistry campaign which pairs ...
Davido sat down with Olisa Adibua for an online interview show titled “The Truth”. The Nigerian superstar opened up and ...
Nigerian pop star Wizkid posted a picture of himself with a new haircut on his Instagram page, much to the mixed ...
Wizkid revealed the album he will be releasing will be his last project on the E.M.E. label. When asked on his reasons ...
As busy as he is, Wizkid took some time off to talk to Olisa Adibua on his online show titled The Truth. The musician ...
Whoa! What’s going on? Two of Nigeria’s biggest artists Davido and Wizkid don’t seem to like each other. If the ...
Just when we thought we’d heard it all, another controversy rocks the entertainment scene. Carolyn Ikpea, an ...

Full Biography

Nigerian star Wizkid, who has taken over dancefloors and charts throughout Africa and who is starting to make making major moves internationally, is MTV Base’s Artist Of The Month for November 2014.

To tie in with the release of Wizkid’s brand new album Ayo ( which means “joy in Yoruba and is also short for his real name, Ayodeji Balogun), urban music authority MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) is backing Wizkid with a month of programming dedicated to his rise and rise.


Wizkid, who started out singing in church in Lagos, Nigeria as an 11 year old, burst onto the music in 2010 with the hit “Tease Me”, followed by his debut album Superstar in 2011, which cemented his place in African music’s Afrobeats galaxy.

Wizkid hascollaborated with American rapper Wale on a track called ‘Drop’ and features Tyga and Nigerian legend Femi Kuti on Ayo. He has recently been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean, Chris Brown and Rihanna.

Back in 2012, Wizkid completely sold out his headlining performance at London’s famed Hammersmith Apollo, and then put in an unforgettable live set at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live; he even went on to perform at London’s Wireless Festival earlier this summer. The recognition he’s received over the past few years from both the industry and public alike has been nothing short of impressive / massive?. In 2011, he won a MOBO award for the Best African Act and took home a BET Award prize in 2012 for the Best International Act: Africa. The star also has three nominations for the MTV European Music Awards under his belt.

As well as being a recording and performing artist, Wizkid owns a record company called StarBoy. He recently landed an exciting new management deal with Disturbing London that will help to raise his profile and expose him to an even broader audience in the UK and Europe.

Commented Tim Horwood, Channel Director, MTV Base, “We’ve noticed the connection Wizkid has had with his fans since he exploded on the scene in 2010 with an ability for hit making, and seducing crowds with his epic live shows. It’s been amazing to see how well he’s done in Africa in a relatively short space of time, and it’s even more exciting to see him put the work in that’s resulted in international deals, shows and collaborations. We want to propel him even further by crowning him Artist Of The Month for November."


Throughout the month of November Wizkid’s hits will be on high rotation on MTV Base, supported by short form inserts like ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Top 5 Tips To Be A Starboy’. There’s also longform programming showcasing his skills such as:


A Day in the Life : Wizkid (7pm CAT on Thursday 6th Nov) which features exclusive footage from his London show and a ‘proposal’ to Chidinma.


The Truth: Wizkid - 13th November at 7pm CAT

Videography – 20th Nov at 7pm CAT

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