Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, wowed his fans when said that he started Starboy Entertainment, his record label, in his living room with little monetary support.
Wizkid made the revelation on Wednesday during an Instagram Live session with the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The award-winning singer said the initiative would not have been possible without the determination and support from his colleagues whom he shared the dream with.
“I started that business (Starboy Entertainment) with my friends. We literally started it in my living room. We didn’t even have much. I can’t remember what we had altogether then. We decided to do a photo shoot the same day after we spoke about it and went for it because we were so determined,” he said.
“That was the first time a record label would be starting in Africa. We just had producers on the label. I just want to thank my brothers for believing in me and trusting me enough.”
The award-winning sensation also revealed that his giant strides as an entertainer was fueled by his quest to take on challenges.
“I would say it’s never taking no for an answer. When l started, I was the youngest in music… everywhere l go to then, l was pretty much the youngest. But I just didn’t take no for an answer and that has really helped in shaping me into the man that I’m today. When I think about it, I simply go for it,” he added.