Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, just left Nigerians wondering ‘Why’ after he allegedly told a lie about his actions in Nigeria.
The 26-year-old is working on promoting his single ‘Come closer’ in the US. Just as he has done with a few other media houses, Wizkid’s next stop was with DJ Semtex, an English disc jockey and presenter for BBC Radio 1Xtra digital radio station. Where he talks about his music influences, exploding career and emergence and more.
The interview was going fine, with the ‘Ojuelegba’ singer showing off his accent and getting better at it, then he was asked about the love Nigerians show him, he said he was so loved, and then in a bid to show that he reciprocates that love, he allegedly lied.
Wizkid left Nigerians wondering why he was painting an Image of what he allegedly wasn’t back home, you can either watch the video below at the 9-minute mark, or read it below.
“Nigerians are everywhere in the world, we are hustlers, so you know the Nigerians definitely love me,” Wizkid starts off his lie, with some truth. “Everywhere they go, they will tell you. Nigerians love me, and I love them too much. I will do anything for my Nigerian people man.
“Big shout to my Naija people. I love them too much. That’s why I do a lot back home. Sometimes I do free shows. I just pull up and say ‘Hey, Wizkid, free show.’ Sometimes I charge like a dollar for a show, sometimes I take like N1000, sometimes when I do shows at the Fela shrine, back with Femi (Kuti) and all that.”
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