Twenty-eight-year-old Nigerian pop star, Wizkid, has joined the list of highest paid artists in the world, following his performance at a royal wedding in India.
The artist is said to have performed during a royal wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India.
He was reported to have been paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million) to give a live performance, and he got Indians dancing to Soco, Fake Love and more.
According to a post made by @AfricaFactsHub, the Nigerian pop star has joined the list of the highest paid artists in the world after being paid such a huge amount:
“ Wizkid becomes one of the Highest Paid Artists for Bookings in the World, as he performs at a Royal Wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India.
“ He was reportedly paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million).’’
Meanwhile, Wizkid who confirmed his trip to India on his Instagram on Tuesday stated: “Thank U India! Met some amazing people, performed at an amazing wedding and created some amazing memories with my boys’.
The artists started his recording music at age 11 and in 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment, and he rose to prominence in 2010.
Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “ One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
He was ranked fifth on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the top 10 richest/bankable African artists and in 2014 he became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million Twitter followers.
The pop star also became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song, “One Dance.’’
MAYA Award Producer Ademola Ajibola Out With New Movie ‘Ise Ori’ [PHOTOS]
Top event specialist and serial entrepreneur, Ademola Ajibola, popularly known as Ademola MoreKlue is set to take Nigerian movie lovers on a journey of excitement and thrill as he is set to release a new movie titled ISE ORI.
The movie shot on locations in Ikorodu, Lagos stars the best of the new generation of Yoruba actors like Temitope Osoba, Nkechi Sunday, Peters Ijagbemi, Adebimpe Oyebade, Oreoluwa Sobowale, Akeem Adeyemi and a host of others.
The movie centers on the day to day lives of 4 graduates whose passions were thrown to the backseat in a bid to succeed and grow, forgetting the divine arrangement of fate and destiny. The movie which will be released in June, is directed by Titi Jeje and managed by top production manager, Kehinde Adeyemi.
In the words of the producer, Ademola Ajibola, ISE ORI is a story I created to encourage more youths into following their passion rather than boxing themselves into corners and limiting their dreams and eventual success in life.
“For instance, I studied Economics in the university and here I am today making the moves in the Media and Entertainment world. Life has evolved beyond what your degree and certifications can bring and it’s more of what one can think and do than what you can study”. He opined.
UPDATE: Naira Marley, Zlatan Remain In EFCC Custody
Issa Goal hit singer, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Zanku originator, Temidayo Omoniyi (aka Zlatan), who were arrested on Friday morning by the Economic and Financial Crimea Commission in connection with alleged cases of internet fraud and money laundering, were still in detention on Saturday night, PUNCH reports.
The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview with our correspondent, confirmed that the artistes had not been released.
Orilade said, “They are still with us as we are talking.”
Asked if the singers would spend the weekend in custody, he said, “They are still with us. When they are released, I will let you know.”
The EFCC arrested the singers based on “intelligence report” allegedly linking them to cybercrime offences.
The commission said the artistes were apprehended along with three other suspects, Tiamiu Abdulrahman, Adewunmi Adeyanju and Musa Abubakar, following an early morning raid at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos.
A statement by the EFCC had said,“At the point of arrest, the commission recovered a number of items, including laptops from the suspects. They have so far volunteered information about their involvement in the alleged criminal activities, even as investigations continue.”
The commission last year launched Operation Cyber Storm to curb the activities of internet fraudsters.
Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.
Naira Marley last week released a song titled ‘Am I a Yahoo Boy?’, which sparked controversy on social media.
Following the release, veteran rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, popularly known as Ruggedman, in a video that went viral last week, criticised the song.
Naira Marley responded to the criticism in an Instagram Live video ridiculing Ruggedman.
However, the rap artiste stated that he had to express his opinion about Naira Marley’s comments because they had rubbed off on other musicians in Nigeria.
He also said he had his brand to protect, adding that he could not watch someone else “drag his name and brand in the mud”.
MC Mario Set To Hit The Comedy Industry Big
Popular fast rising OAP/comedian set to debut his annual comedy show tagged “The Mario Experience 0.1”.
The comedy show which is designed not just to promote the usual laughter crusade but also to encourage an average man with relative experiences, a thirst quencher, depression healer and motivation for those groping to actualize their goals amidst other bigger fish.
The anticipated start studded event is scheduled to hold on the 30th of June 2019 at the prestigious Excellence Hotel and Suites, Ogba, Lagos.
The wazobia and billionaire comedian as fondly called is set to featureother fast and rising colleagues such as Whalemouth, Open Teeth, Pashun, Mr Talk amidst some of the big bangs in its industry such as Koffi tha guru, De Don, Omo Baba, Dextalker, KennyBlaq, Woli Arole, Asiri comedy and many more.
The multi-lingua OAP is currently the major host of the Jordan Drive on Jordan 105.5 FM alongside his billionaire gang, Janel Hindi, Telemoh and Naomi Kuity who will also be gracing the laughter crusade event.
Music by Jo El, Mario Sings, Danny S, Mr. Neeniheancho, Kellz, Ulishemi and more.