Award winning Afrobeats singer and songwriter, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly knows as Wizkid, just clocked 32 today, July 16.
Netizens have declared the day ‘World Machala Day’, in honour of the singer who has warmed his way into the hearts of many Nigerians.
Wizkid who is the 2nd richest singer in Nigeria, made his official debut in the music space in 2011, has been making the waves since then. The singer has become known by a good number of names over the years like Machala, Wizzy, Big Wiz, Starboy, and so on.
In 2021, Wizkid became one of the first Nigerian singers to win a Grammy for his collaboration with the American songstress, Beyoncé on the song ‘Brown Skin Girl’.
In 2022, Starboy bagged an astounding 10 nominations in the Headies Awards after losing both Grammy Awards nomination.
See below his arguably top ten songs, over the years:
Holla at your boy
Jaiye Jaiye ft Femi Kuti
Come Closer ft Drake
Essence ft Tems
Currently trending on Twitter is the hashtag, “Big 32” and “Machala” as fans of the superstar celebrate him. See some comments below:
@JulieDiamond wrote: So like ds wizzy senior ND I never knew. All ds while I tot he’s 28. hbd big wizzy
@FrancisAmedu wrote: Happy big 32 my Idolo big wiz you came into the game no one replace u
@BIGAHMEDOO wrote: Happy birthday big wiz big 32 nobody come closer
@Harmkeyd wrote: Big 32 thank you…keep inspiring us king. Love you
@bigdammy270 wrote: Happy Birthday to the Greatest Afrobeat Artiste ever. Big 32
@Sparco_gb1 wrote: Happy birthday to the greatest afrobeat artist of all time, Big 32 Wizkid. My Idolo
@carterefe wrote: Happy birthday to my boss BIG WIZKID. GOD BLESS YOU machala way
@OloriSupergal wrote: It’s World Machala Day!!! Happy birthday WIZ
@Rinzkhid12 wrote: Happy Birthday GREATEST to ever do It, Machala Eniyan 1, keep Inspiring and keep making us proud. #WizkidAt32
@Rexypapi2 wrote: Happy birthday Machala @wizkidayo You are who you think you are.. The GOAT
@Mbahdeyforyou wrote: Happy 32nd birthday Machala