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By Ola Akanni

Banky W, Ali Baba, Anthony Joshua, Femi Kuti and other celebrities spoke on Wizkid’s evolution since his successful debut.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Wizkid released a docuseries titled A Superstar Made in Lagos on his Youtube page.  He features in the interview series alongside industry giants like his mentor Banky W, comedy legend Ali Baba, Afrobeat veteran Femi Kuti and his mentee Terri, among others, he Pulse reported.

Speaking in the series, Wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surulere.

Born in Alaba and raised in Surulere, the singer speaks on being the last child of his parents.

In what he describes as a ‘spiritual home’ Wizkid reveals he followed his Muslim dad to the mosque and his Christian mum to the church.

Wizkid started his career under the tutelage of Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment.

“Getting signed to Banky was one of the amazing things that happened to me. It was just an amazing moment for me. It changed my life,” Wizkid says.

He expresses appreciation for Banky W and the EME team for their impact on his life and soared worldwide with the success of his 2014 record ‘Ojuelegba’ off his self-titled sophomore released in the same year.

It was the record that introduced Wizkid to the world and people like superstar boxer Anthony Joshua.never taken away from his realities and his roots.

“He owned it; it’s not like he started growing and said let me belong to VI or any other place. He never disconnected from his roots and he showed in his song,” the veteran comedian says.

Kuti describes Wizkid as ‘family’ while his sister Yeni Kuti praises the singer’s humility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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