Wizkid, the King of Afropop

Wizkid, the King of Afropop

“Hey, baba, you okay?” “Ayy, hello. Come say hi. No?” “He's acting shy,” says Wizkid, turning to me. He's referring to his son Zion Ayo Balogun, the beautiful, cherub-like three-year-old who has just interrupted our conversation to remind his father that he was promised a trip to the zoo today. “He's not shy.” As for many of us, domestic life for Africa's biggest pop star has gotten tricky. Wizkid is calling from Accra, Ghana, where he has spent the past several months, somewhat unexpectedly, on account of pandemic travel restrictions that have kept him from returning to his native Nigeria. “I was in Ghana for a two-week holiday and now I've been here for six months,” he says in the pidgin cadence of Lagos, the city he calls home. “So …
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