Wizkid Harps On Peace Between Nigerian Muslims, Christians

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Nigeria’s Afrobeat star Ayo Balogun best known as Wizkid has bared his mind on the subject of ‘One Nigeria’ and insists that Nigerians can live together as one indivisible people irrespective of their religious beliefs.

Wizkid whose father is a Muslim but married to a Christian mother revealed in an interview monitored by Prime Business Africa that his family is an example of such possibility.

“One thing that has helped me in being who I am today is living in a house where my mum is a Christian and my dad is a Muslim and they never argued about what the kids wanted to do.

“My dad would be like: ‘do whatever you want’.

“If you want to go to the church, go the church. If you want to go to the mosque, go there. All I understood was that love was the only thing that kept them together for so long,” the Made in Lagos, Essence, Mood, Ojoro, Ojuelegba crooner stated.

“That has really helped me in the way that I see life, that we just need to spread more love, like that’s all, that’s it,” the multiple award-winning artiste reiterated.

The MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act winner in 2016 and 2021 Wizkid grew up in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos, South West Nigeria, where his musical talent blossomed.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.

Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.

In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.

He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.

Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.

He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.

Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.

Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.


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