Wizkid: “I would let my kids to do whatever they want”
Nigerian multi-award winning superstar, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun has revealed he will give his children the freedom they deserve to choose and follow whatever path they want in life.
Wizkid who attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He grew up listening to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. In a radio interview with Tim Westwood in 2012, he said his father has three wives. In another interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV, Wizkid said he formed a group called the Glorious Five with a couple of his church friends. They managed to release an album prior to disbanding. Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz until 2006. He later met OJB Jezreel, a record producer who prevented him from recording for a year. While visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios frequently, he watched 2 Face Idibia record songs for his Grass 2 Grace album. He was also present during the recording sessions for Sound Sultan‘s debut album Jagbajantis. He cited Naeto C as one of the people who mentored and coached him when he was 15 years old. Wizkid inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009.
Wizkid was spotted having an interview on “The Beat London 103.6fm” on the 11th of October 2020 in an interview with OAPS of the station. The “No Stress” crooner was asked about his kids, showcasing them in his single “Smile”, amongst other things.
‘Starboy’ as he is also referred to, expressed how much he loves his children, he discussed his active presence in their lives, his open-mindedness to supporting whatever career path they choose, and his personal decision not to prove a point to anyone, by not responding to whatever fatherhood misconceptions of himself on social media. In his words:
I will let my kids do whatever they want mehn! Like I love them so much, making that video, it was very important for me to show that. I am a very Lowkey person right, and there’s been a lot of mad stories about me Wizkid.
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