Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years of ‘Superstar’

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Gati Jesse

Published on June 12, 2024

Afrobeats sensation Ayodeji Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, recently celebrated the 13th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Superstar’, which was released on June 12, 2012, under Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).

This milestone marks a significant chapter in Wizkid’s career, highlighting his rise from a budding artist to a global superstar.

Superstar’ was more than just an album; it was a cultural phenomenon. Featuring hits like ‘Don’t Dull’, ‘Pakuromo’, and ‘Holla AT Your Boy’, the album catapulted Wizkid into the limelight, showcasing his unique sound and establishing him as a force in the Afrobeats genre.

The album’s success was unprecedented, earning him a loyal fanbase and critical acclaim.


In a heartfelt post on X (formerly Twitter), Wizkid reflected on his journey and the impact ‘Superstar’ has had on his life.

He expressed deep gratitude to God for the blessings he has received over the years, highlighting the importance of his family’s health and the support of his team. “13 yrs since ‘Superstar’! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God,” Wizkid wrote, capturing the essence of his gratitude and humility.

Wizkid’s message went beyond personal reflection; it was a call to action for his fans. He encouraged them to pursue genuine success and live authentic lives, steering clear of deceptive lifestyles. “Millionaires in every currency! Real-life winners! Make sure you win in real life, do not deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he emphasized.

This powerful message resonated with his followers, reinforcing the values that have guided his own journey.


Since the release of ‘Superstar’, Balogun’s career has been on an upward trajectory. In 2014, he founded his own record label, Starboy Entertainment, further solidifying his influence in the music industry.

His collaborations with international artists and numerous awards have broken boundaries, bringing Afrobeats to a global audience. Starboy’s impact on the music scene is undeniable, and his journey continues to inspire aspiring artists around the world.

Wizkid’s achievements extend far beyond his debut album. He has worked with renowned artists such as Drake, Beyoncé, and Chris Brown, showcasing his versatility and talent on the global stage. His music has topped charts worldwide, earning him accolades and recognition from prestigious award bodies.

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