WizKid has been announced as brand ambassador of banking giant, UBA.
This is coming barely two weeks after the release of Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, which he featured on.
On Sunday, WizKid attended the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum at UBA Marketplace, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
There, he was engaged on African music business in a chat with Group Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa, Kennedy Uzoka, titled ‘Afro Pop meets High Finance’ where he revealed that the first big amount he was offered for a deal was N250,000.
Wizkid took to Instagram to make the announcement.
“It’s official,” he wrote, posting a picture in which he stood, wearing a red jacket over red trousers beneath a signage of the bank.
“United Bank for Africa and Wizkid! Now let’s change the world. Biggest deal for Africa! $$$$$!!! #Jigga! #DoneDeal!”
Fellow artistes that cogratulated included DJ Spinall, DJ Tunez, Iam_Kcee, and Dj Enimoney.
Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, WizKid started recording music at age 11. He and some of his church friends formed a group, Glorious Five, and they managed to release a collaborative album.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment. He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
He left EME and founded Starboy Entertainment in 2013 and in February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over one million followers on Twitter.
He has since become an international star with several collaborations with acts like Drake, Akon, TY Dollar Sign, Chris Brown, Justine Syke, Tyga, Future, Kranium and Zaa Larsson.