A throwback tweet of Nigerian superstar, Wizkid begging legendary rapper M.I Abaga for attention on the social media platform as far back as 2010 is catching the attention of Nigerians.
Wizkid inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He co-wrote “Omoge You Too Much”, a song from Banky W.’s The W Experience album. He also worked with Naeto C, Ikechukwu and M.I while developing his craft.
Taking to Twitter in the first month of 2010, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, pitched his talent to M.I Abaga.
At that time, Jude Abaga was already a star, he won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010. He rose to prominence in 2006 when his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in Jos, plateau state, Nigeria.
Wizkid wrote on Twitter;
@MI_Abaga hello sir..my name is wizkid..nd am an upcoming artiste….I’ve met u b4 bt not sure u remb me..am a bigggg fan sir!..
@MI_Abaga hello sir..my name is wizkid..nd am an upcoming artiste….I've met u b4 bt not sure u remb me..am a bigggg fan sir!..
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) January 11, 2010
The tweet recently caught the attention of many Nigerians and see some reactions below;
Bro I’m from the future and I’m here to tell you that come 2021, you’ll be one of the best artiste Africa has ever seen 🔥 🦅 pic.twitter.com/FfzONqtPAY
— Oyindamola🙄 (@dammiedammie35) April 8, 2021
@DanielRegha: Most upcoming artistes plead with Wizkid to assist ’em, some just want a shout-out not a collab but he keeps snubb!ng most of ’em cos he’s a top artiste; Wizkid FC can try c¤ncealing the truth by calling it maturity but it’s just pr!de. Humility pays, Wizkid should remember that.
Fast forward 11yrs and someone else is the GOAT and the other an upcoming artist
— Duchess of Lagos👸❤️👑 (@honeyolaribigbe) April 8, 2021
@AimThaMachine_: Whatever you do in this life, do not underestimate yourself. This was Wizkid begging MI Abaga in 2010 to look at his side. Always believe in yourself!
NB: 2010 was the biggest year for MI Abaga across Africa and by far the only African Artist repping Africa.