A 2019 GRAMMY report displayed on their site which enlisted the biggest deals signed by African Music Stars also listed that of Wizkid, which was a deal he had in 2016 along with RCA Records.
An excerpt from the report reads:
“”Currently, Afro-beat is the next international sound sweeping pop music. Major stars like Kanye West and Rick Ross have all collaborated with Afro-beats acts. Drake’s 2016 international hit One Dance, which was indeed the most-streamed song on Spotify that year, featured on that song was the Nigerian Afro-beat artist Wizkid, who would go on to sign with RCA Records in what became the biggest record deal ever for an African artist.”
The Los Angeles based Nigerian Afrobeat singer Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid has been one of the trends on Twitter as fans reacts across Nigeria.
Screenshots of some of the tweets includes:
— Mirabel (@Mirabel06620884) January 8, 2020
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hell yeah boy! I'm deadass american and I bump Wizkid HARD!!! filled with talent that man ✊🏽👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/unt4nhoQAZ
— Sam I Am (@Samanth63530942) January 7, 2020
Grammy confirmed Wizkid's Sony RCA deal is the biggest by any African act when we thought his $3M UBA deal was his highest, wonder how much he's getting from Ciroc, Storm Model, Nike, Pepsi & other big brands he's signed a deal with.
That guy is cashing out big big 💰💰.
— if my tweet pain you, drink sniper (@Sakpo007) January 7, 2020
Wizkid doesn't need to visit Grammy office before he is recognized as Afrobeats flag bearer. pic.twitter.com/tde1mzUjnD
— MAYOR OF MUSHIN 🤙 (@kingingAbbey) January 7, 2020
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I remember telling this polywags that Wizkid RCA deal is the biggest by an African act and it different from that of other…..
They call me liar that day. I don't know if Grammy lied to😁😁🔥🔥📌📌📌📌📌
Wizkid 🐐✌️✌️👌👌👌 pic.twitter.com/9g8jSTYGDy
— //|)🌲 (@MiZtA_MD) January 7, 2020
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