Popular Nigerian musician, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has changed his name on Instagram from “Wizkid” to “Big Wiz”.

Wizkid, a.k.a Star Boy

Wizkid, born 16th July, 1990, appeared on the Nigerian entertainment scene when he released his song “Holla at Your Boy” on 2nd January 2010.

The multiple award winner achieved international recognition in 2016, following his collaboration with Canadian Singer, Drake on the global hit “One Dance, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, the United KingdomCanada and Australia.

Considering his age at the time he shot into the limelight, fans thought “WizKid” was an ideal name for the young singer, but as years rolled by, his fans started to suggest a name change, as he was said to have grown past being called a “kid”.

Without any formal announcement, Wizkid has however, changed his name to “Big Wiz” in the bio section of his Instagram handle, leaving his fans wondering; could it be a clue as to a future change in his name?

A few reactions have trailed this change:

Rebekah.black_ Nigeria to UAR, Wizkid to Big Wiz next one is Burna Boy to Burna Man
SamNavy (m) Na now your day break?
Now you will be reason like man not kid
Because that name has follow you to be behave like kid.
Name follow person.
Dopybadass(m) People will just be Killinthier selves over nothing
Dude has already made name and money for himself,so u all haters can go to hell and burn to ashes
Reactions on Instagram

Some fans were critical and sarcastic about his move, while some others felt it didn’t matter, as they thought he has made his money already regardless of his name.

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe


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