Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
The 31 year old breaks record as wins the “Best African Act” at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA).
The ‘Joro’ crooner has broken another MTV EMAs record as he successfully knocked off his colleague, Tems, Ghanaian artist- Amaarae, Tanzanian artist- Diamond Platnumz and South African hitmaker, Focalistic who were nominated in the same category.
The father of three has successfully won three awards after he bagged seven MTV EMAs nominations.In 2016, he won the Best African Act and Worldwide Act awards.
Speaking further, With this achievement, Wizkid has successfully earned the title of the most awarded African artiste with 3 EMAs, and multiple BETs and MOBOs Awards.Adding to that,Wizkid and Rema have bagged nominations for the “Best International Act” at the 2021 MOBO International Awards.
The duo also received nominations for the “Best African Act”. Burna Boy, Tems, Ckay, Tiwa Savage, Davido, NSG, King Promise and newbie-Ayra Starr also received nominations under the same category.