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Wizkid debuts on American TV show, ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’

FOLLOWING the successful release of his latest studio album, More Love, Less Ego and historic night at New York’s Madison Square Garden, music superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, well known as Wizkid, on Friday, November 18, made his debut on an American TV show.

   The multiple award-winning singer performed on the U.S popular TV show, ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’, where he delivered an outstanding performance of the song that was released on November 11.

    His performance was the closing segment of Friday’s ‘Fallon Episode’. In the song, Wizkid brags about having a pocket full of money and a heart full of love, as well as his sexual skills that can take women’s sorrow away in no time. 

    The Afrobeats sensation’s appearance on the show follows his sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden, where he left over 20,000 event attendees begging for more of his iconic displays.

    Meanwhile, Nigerian professional footballer and FC Barcelona female striker, Asisat Oshoala has described African super star as Ashawo (prostitute), saying, “Nothing wey you wan tell me for this life, @wizkidayo na ashawo ….cus what in the world is that FLOWER PADS song plus the Spanish vibe in d end.”

   The Super Falcons striker disclosed this in reaction to the sexy lyrics of a song titled Flower Pads off the newly released album, More Love, Less Ego. 

   Star boy or Big Wiz as the prominent figure in the modern-day Afrobeats music scene is also called; he is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential African artistes of all time. 

   Wizkid began recording music at age 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.

   In 2009, the singer and songwriter signed a recording deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), and later rose to the limelight after releasing the street anthem single, Holla at your boy, which was the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also spawned singles like Tease Me/Bad Guys and Don’t Dull.

    The Starboy Records head honcho in September 2014, released the self-titled second studio album, Ayo, which was supported by six singles, including the song Jaiye Jaiye. He left E.M.E after the expiration of his contract.

   In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the hit single One Dance, which reached the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in 14 additional countries. The song broke multiple records, making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artiste to appear in the Guinness World Records. 

   The Ojuelegba crooner in March 2017 signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records, and released his third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, later that year. The album was supported by five singles, including Come Closer featuring Drake.

   In 2018, Wizkid was featured on the song Checklist by Normani and Calvin Harris. The song reached number one spot on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. 

   The following year, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the single Brown Skin Girl, which also reached number one spot on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

   Wizkid in October 2020, released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which received commercial success and acclaim, reaching number one spot on the Billboard World Album Chart.

   The album includes the single Essence featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top 10 following a remix released by Justin Bieber. 

   By February 2021, Wizkid was announced as the most-streamed Nigerian artiste of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits.

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