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Wizkid Shares Why He Wants To Start Acting

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Grammy-winning music star, Ayodeji Balogun, better known as Wizkid, has recently shared a surprising twist in his career trajectory, expressing his intention to go into acting during his temporary hiatus from the music scene.

Known for his chart-topping hits and magnetic stage presence, Wizkid now seeks to explore the realms of film, driven by a desire to participate in cinematic experiences involving passionate on-screen kisses and thrilling gunplay.

Taking to his Instagram story, the Afrobeat icon humorously declared in pidgin,

“Shebi I tell una I one dey act film! … I just want dey kiss and shoot a gun for a movie. Daz all!!”

This unexpected revelation adds an intriguing layer to Wizkid’s already multifaceted career.

An Instagram post made by Wizkid.

In a subsequent post, Wizkid added a touch of humour and assertiveness, making it clear that when it comes to on-screen romance, he will be the one in control.

“Abeg na me go pick who I go kiss o. All this ppl wey Dey my dm gerrout”.

He wrote the above statement, showing a playful yet decisive attitude toward selecting his on-screen romantic interests.

An Instagram post made by Wizkid.

Curiously, this announcement follows closely on the heels of Wizkid’s leisure time spent with the prolific Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan.

 

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Visual snippets and snapshots from this rendezvous have been making waves on social media, sparking curiosity about potential collaborations between the music icon and the renowned filmmaker.

Kunle Afolayan and Wizkid chilling at a bar.

Despite his newfound interest in acting, Wizkid has not completely turned his back on his musical endeavours. Earlier, he had disclosed his contemplation of extending his break from the music scene, originally slated for three to four years.

However, in a recent update, he hinted at the possibility of stretching this hiatus to a whopping six years, stating,

Loving every bit of this holiday. Might extend to six years“.

An Instagram post made by Wizkid.

This unforeseen extension has left fans and the music industry intrigued, wondering about the future evolution of Wizkid’s artistic journey.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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