Wizkid Now A Member of The World Top Paid Artistes – 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 World Publicist, a twitter account run by a popular Nigerian researcher and blogger, Wizkid joins the list of the highest paid artists for bookings around the world.
“Wizkid joins the list 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),” read one tweet.
Another Twitter account, AfricaFactsHub (@AfricaFactsHub) made a post, the Nigerian pop star has joined the list of the highest paid artistes 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 after 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”.
The 28-year-old hit maker has lately been in the news over his closeness to fellow musician Tiwa Savage, 38, sparking dating rumors.
He featured her in one of his latest music videos Fever and went ahead to praise her for an ‘extraordinary performance’.
They have been spotted chilling out together, often sharing the photos on social media but have both rubbished dating rumors.