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Entertainment of Monday, 1 August 2022


Machala: The meaning of Wizkid's pseudonym

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In simple terms, Machala means someone or something of great importance and significance that possesses a great influence and has attained great achievements amongst his community. When you identify as a Machala, you are saying you are like a ‘Lion’, ‘a king’ or ‘a boss’ who commands respect wherever you are.

Nigerian singer, Wizkid is popularly called Machala by his fans and his loyal Wizkid FC fan club due to his international success and the great influence his music has all over the world.

Carter Efe, a comedian and singer wrote and released a song “Machala” with inspirations from Wizkid where he disclosed that, he now feels he has attained the status of been a machala after meeting Wizkid in Ghana and everyone went crazy about it on Instagram.