Nigerian biggest artiste of the moment, Ayo Ibrahim Balogun also known as Wizkid Starboy has collaborated with global giant sportwears brand, NIKE, to produced a clothing line for the Ojuelegba hitmaker. Few days ago, Wizkid was on his Instagram page to announce the launching date for his new clothing line by NIKE and we were all held our breath for the day to come and now that the day has come today, fans and followers of the Starboy are over themselves with different types of hype and praises for this hardworking Nigerian artiste who came from nothing to making it to the top of the ladder.
“Nike x STARBOY !! Monday 10th sept 🌹🌏🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 Office open🌏🌪🌪”
The story of this young Nigerian artiste, Wizkid Starboy, is no longer a breaking news in entertainment tabloid, how he started his career on the streets of Surulere, shuffling from one studio section to another, creating sound that will later create an opportunity for him to meet Bankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name, Banky W. And the rest is history they say.
His new deal with NIKE look like something that has been in the bag for quite sometime now, it was obvious from the 2018 world cup tournament when NIKE designed and produced the Nigerian Super Eagles’ jersey that was presumed to be the best jersey in the tournament and Wizkid was the brand ambassador.
Couple of months ago, sometime in July, Wizkid Starboy made an international news when he met with American music mogul, Diddy, and that meeting yielding his signing an endorsement with CIROC, a vodka brand belonging to Diddy, it was the same month Wizkid celebrated his birthday.2018 has definitely been a good year for Ayo Balogun and we are just barely four months before the end of the year and who knows, anything can happen in this spare months.
With his 5.8millions followers on Instagram and 4.24millions on Twitter, Wizkid Starboy wasted no time taking to this social media platforms to post fans who are already rocking his new collection and it was sold out in 10 minutes after its launching. See tweets and photos below.
“Damn we sold out in 10mins! Omg! Thank u TeamWizkid! I fucking love u all!”
“That was fast! Sold out in 10mins!🌏🌏🌏🌹🦅 Love u all like crazy!😭😭😭 God working harder than satan”
Damn we sold out in 10mins! Omg! Thank u TeamWizkid! I fucking love u all! ❤️❤️❤️🌍🌍🌍
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) September 10, 2018
— 🇳🇬🎈 Kemi (@chrishellelaye) September 10, 2018
Euphoric Wizkid Starboy who is beside himself with joy has been reposting and retweeting the sale outcome of his new clothing line by NIKE. Obviously his fans came through for him as usual. Is it now a coincidence that his name is Ayo Balogun? Maybe there is lucky star in his name afterall.
The co-creation stadium shirt costs £64.95 (N30,201.75) and is available on Nike’s website.
According to Nike News:
“To label Wizkid simply as a Nigerian pop-star contradicts his global influence. After all, the singer/songwriter has topped charts in 15 countries, successfully bringing the new generation of Afropop global and spreading his hometown pride far and wide.”
Wizkid’s Starboy jersey features a centrally-placed Nike Swoosh and green and white trim.
The jersey’s green and white trimmings reflect the Nigerian flag, as does a Naija graphic on the sleeve, while the front features a centrally-placed Nike Swoosh and is highlighted by the iconic Starboy graphic across the chest.
The overall design is a fitting celebration of both personal and collective talent and ingenuity, and one that defines Wizkid’s dizzying accomplishments and Nigeria’s growing cultural footprint.
This is definitely another milestone in his Wizkid’s career and Nigeria is proud of him!