“I’d love movies or fashion if not for music”

Nigerian singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid, sparked discussions as he talked about potentially branching into acting movies or fashion if music hadn’t been his path.

In an exclusive chat with BBC correspondents, Wizkid revealed his lack of initial interest in Hollywood but expressed enthusiasm for the Nollywood movie industry.

“I’m a big fan of Nollywood, I would love to do movies or fashion if I am not doing music” - Wizkid
Nigerian singer, Wizkid.

He also discussed his passion for design and various other interests, admitting he hadn’t yet seriously considered them.

The interviewer had asked, “If you weren’t an artist, what would you be doing? You’re quite a fashion guy.” In response, Wizkid said, “Probably designing clothes, sneakers, just creating cool stuff.”

Expanding on this, he mentioned, “I’ve never really envisioned myself doing anything other than music. It’s hard to imagine me pursuing anything else, but what I would love to explore someday is definitely fashion and movies.”

His statement garnered attention from fans who promptly flooded the comments section to react.

See some reactions below: 

@Mayo6Tee: “This guy promotes everything home.. from food , culture and acting and music.”

@Biggbramo: “Wiz is cooking with Afolayan already. Just hold your sit and relax.”

@gladys_onyetem: “I don’t care abt Hollywood, I’m talking abt Nollywood.. Always repping home, his level of patriotism is top notch. The same tin he said abt rap and afrobeats, that those cl0wns calling themselves rappers wanted to d!e. Now a touch of Big Wiz in Nollywood, will be record breakin.”

@RasheedSodiqCR7: “Bro tunji wey talk say him no like to dey watch nollywood movie e Pele ooo shebi you big pass Wizz abi.”

@Oladimeji0105: “This man and him feelings ehn , e suppose share him dealer number give us ooo cause no be clear eye him take talk this one cause e no fit ever happen, we go just dey wait for that one day.”

@KingFemoux: “This guy always giving Nigerians thier flowers, but de never appreciated him. Wiz Forever, fc til I leave planet earth.”

@JudahDDream: “See as Wizkid just project Nollywood fine fine! If na we,na abuse we go dey abuse dem.”

@iamCozee: “see how bold he spoke about nollywood, makes me want to go watch a couple movies now.”

@BLAZE_DAOSCAR: “Werey wan come pack awards for movie industry too.”


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