Whether you identify him as Starboy or Wizkid, it is still the same person, personality, and music.
Mp3bullet highlights a list of 5 Nigerian artists who Wizkid assisted to prominence.
For over a decade in the music industry, Wizkid is best known for the hit records and consistency.
Being a multiple award-winning singer, Wizkid’s influence in the Nigerian music scene over the years cannot be overstated.
He has pioneered a lot of movement in the industry and assisted various artists to stardom.
Mr Eazi’s rise to fame will not be complete without mentioning Wizkid.
Born as Oluwatosin Ajibade, Eazi has become a force to reckon with in the music industry.
The 29-year-old Port Harcourt singer started gaining prominence when his path crossed that of Wizkid’s.
Though he has been aired in Ghana, but there was little to no fame in his birth country Nigeria.
However, in 2016, Wizkid announced Eazi would be joining Starboy Worldwide alongside Efya and R2Bees.
Being affiliated with Wizkid was the turnaround for him and his music career.
His songs started gaining ground and soon Eazi rose from a rookie to achieving tremendous feats in the industry.
Razaki or L.A.X, the fine fuji Afropop singer holds both title and personality.
Born as Damilola Afolabi to the family of billionaire businessman Mr. Afolabi, L.A.X is the first artiste signed to Starboy Entertainment.
Initially, he started out as a rapper and was part of a three-man group called Flyboiz while he was still in high school.
Having signed a major-label deal with Starboy Entertainments in 2013, he released the critically acclaimed song titled “Caro” which won him the “Diaspora Artiste of The Year” at the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
He featured Wizkid, and without a doubt, they murdered each of their verse.
After this came another hit collaboration with Wizkid titled Ginger, which again bolstered his career
British-Nigerian music producer turned artist started gaining recognition after he produced “The Matter” by Wizkid in 2013.
“The Matter” affirmed Maleek’s prowess as a creative music producer and eventually a singer.
To his popularity in the Nigerian music industry, he owes a lot to Wizkid.
No doubt, after he commenced work with Starboy his path became clear and he started making headlines.
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Wizkid discovered this young artist as far back as 2017, but he unveiled him to his records in 2018.
Terri alongside other artists featured in Wizkid‘s hit song “Soco“, which paved the way for him.
He has grown over time, and currently, he has released his debut EP “Afro Series” which put him at the forefront.
Like Terri, Ceeza Milli gained the spotlight having worked with Wizkid to produce to hit song “Soco“.
Before then, he has been grinding underground and working on various things.
After his breakthrough with Soco, he has released a couple of songs with Wizkid and other prominent artists.
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5 Nigerian artists who Wizkid assisted to prominence
- Mr Eazi
- Maleek Berry
- Ceeza Milli