Popular Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, shocked his fans on Monday as he changed his Instagram name from Wizkid to Big Wiz, aso Naija reports.
Without a hint, the artiste has inferred how he would rather be addressed by fans.
Fans of the 30-year-old singer had in the past suggested that the singer remove the suffix ‘-kid’ from his name, based on his age and achievements in the Nigerian music industry over the past decade.
However, his Twitter page, as of the time of this report, had still retained the name “Wizkid”, despite being active.
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Meanwhile, the singer is not the first Nigerian musician to change names, either formally or informally.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, Wizzy, or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
One of Africa’s biggest artists, Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist ever, and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era
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