Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, says he does not need to concoct self-glorifying stories to be appreciated.


The singer said this in reaction to an interview with DJ Semtex, where he revealed that he performs for Nigerian fans for as low as N1,000.

“I do a lot back home. Sometimes I do free shows for as low as N1,000 in Fela’s shrine. I love Nigeria,” he had said in the interview.

Subsequently, fans of the singer took to social media to query his statement.


In response, the  26-year-old singer took to Twitter to address the feedback.


“It is crazy how you all think I need to say anything false to be appreciated or get it out here. I work every day and my work speaks,” he said.


Wizkid was recently listed among the top ten richest African artistes, according to a list released by Forbes Africa.

In one month, Wizkid’s latest collaboration with Drake, Come Closer, has been viewed over 11 million times on YouTube.

The singer is billed to perform at the 2017 edition of Made in America festival, headlined by Jay-Z, J. Cole and The Chainsmokers.

The music festival will take place on September 2 and 3.


Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, is also in the line-up of performers.

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