Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid has said he would have been a street hustler if it wasn’t for music. He mentioned it during an interview with the popular English model, Naomi Campbell.
Wizkid noted that he believes God used music to make him a better person in life because he was not born with a silver spoon.
“If I wasn’t blessed to be doing music I would have probably been on the streets. I am not from a rich family and I wasn’t raised with a silver spoon so I feel blessed so I can be a blessing to my family and to those around me. I believe if I wasn’t making music, I would have been on the streets hustling like every other street boy. God blessed me with music and it’s safe to say music changed my life. It also changed the life of those I love and care about,” Wizkid said.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on July 16, 1990. Wizkid as popularly known is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who began recording music at the age of eleven (11) and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he fored with some of his church friends. Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009 and rose to prominence after releasing ‘Holla At Your Boy’, the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar in 2011.
His fourth album, Made In Lagos, was released on October 30, 2020, to a wide commercial success and acclaim. Wizkid is the most decorated African artist internationally, and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop acts of the modern era.