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Entertainment of Wednesday, 9 June 2021


Is Wizkid finally rebranding to Big Wiz?

Wizkid has been Nigeria's top music export for the last 10 years Wizkid has been Nigeria's top music export for the last 10 years

Grammy Award-winning singer, Ayo Balogun also known in showbiz as Wizkid on Monday, June 7 changed his Instagram username to Big Wiz.

This comes after the artiste had initially hinted at a possible name change in December 2019 ahead of his chart-topping album ‘Made in Lagos’.

In that tweet, he wrote, “After Made in Lagos! I’m giving y’all one last album as Wizkid.

According to him, the ‘Made In Lagos’ album was his last body of work under the name Wizkid.

Wizkid’s album ‘Made In Lagos’ has fourteen songs in which he featured Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R, Tems, Terri, Tay Iwar, Projexx, and Ella Mai.

It can be recalled that Wizkid fans had in the past asserted that the singer removed the suffix ‘- kid’ from his name, based on his increase in age and achievements in the music industry, Starrfm said.

Wizkid started recording music at the age of 11. He signed his first major deal with Banky W and Captain Demuren’s Empire Mates Entertainment record label in 2009 and rose to prominence after his single ‘Holla at Your Boy’, reports Starrfm.

The singer isn't the first to have rebranded by changing their names as they metamorphosed either in age or status in the industry. Legendary singer Tuface, changed his name to 2baba; iconic rap artiste Sauce Kid, changed his name to Sinzu; and Kiss Daniel changed to Kizz Daniel.

With the new user name Big Wiz on Instagram, is Wizkid almost done with another album as Wizkid?

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