Nigeria to The World: US State Declares October 6 ‘Wizkid Day’

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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid or Starboy has taken the definition of the word super star a notch higher.

African and World entertainment record was broken when the State of Minnesota declared a proclamation dedicating one day in the year to celebrate Nigerian Superstar Wizkid.

According to the proclamation October 6th of every year will now be known as a state holiday called Wizkid day to celebrate the Nigerian born pop star.

The proclamation also stated that Wizkid achieved international recognition in 2016 following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, One Dance thereby becoming the first indigenous Nigerian musician to score a number one hit on the popular US Singles chart.

The proclamation further stated that on the 6th of October which will henceforth be known as Wizkid day, thousands of Minnesotans will converge on Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis to see Wizkid perform.

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The document stated further that this will help the pop star make history as the first African artiste to sell out the venue.

It then concluded saying Wizkid had inspired Minnesotans and music fans around the world as one of he biggest cultural influencers of our time.


Yinusa McBrian Momoh is an enthusiastic individual who believes in the greatest good for the greatest number as well as a creative Wordsmith with interests in Management Training, Research, Content Development and Digital Marketing

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