I haven't achieved anything major yet- Wizkid says despite Grammy wins

Wizkid holds the record for the most awards received by an artist in the African continent

Nigerian Afro-beats star Wizkid
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Multi-award winning Nigerian artist and entrepreneur Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, has left netizens scratching their heads after he revealed that he feels he has not yet achieved any notable feat in the musical arena.

The father of 4 also highlighted that he was gearing up to fully immerse himself and start his musical career now, despite being in the game for 2 decades.

Wizkid, started making music at the tender age of 11 years. Back then he released a collaborative album alongside a couple of his church friends who called themselves the Glorious Five. 

In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) and later rose to the limelight in 2011 after releasing "Holla at Your Boy", the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar.

Despite his years in the music industry, his notable achievements, and 2 Grammy Awards (most coveted international music awards) in his belt, the 33-year-old Nigerian artist still feels he has a long way to go.

“The journey is about to begin for Wizkid. I don’t see myself as someone who has achieved something major yet," said the 'Joro' hitmaker while speaking with BBC 1Xtra.

Nigerian artist Wizkid

He went on to add that his love for music is unquenchable and at no point in life does he envision himself retiring from the industry. 

"For me, music is a forever thing,"  the father of 4 candidly said. 

Some of his most notable achievements, besides the 3 Grammy wins include;

Being the most awarded African artiste at the American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, Mobo Awards and Billboard Awards as well as the most awarded artiste in The Headies Award history.

In general he holds the record for the most awards received by an artist on the African continent.

He also became the first Afro beats artist to appear in the Guinness World Book of records back in 2018 for his contribution to 'One Dance' as the song broke barriers back then becoming the most streamed song on Spotify. 

The 'Essence' hitmaker is also the second most followed Nigerian musician on social media after Davido

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