Nigerian singer Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has announced plans to take time off his musical field now considering a career in sports. The multi–award–winning star made this known in a series of Instagram posts on Sunday, while reacting to a threat made by one of his fans who pressured him into releasing a new song. Wizkid initially responded to the post with a laughing emoji, but he later revealed on his Instagram page that he is currently on holiday. ‘Essence’ crooner stated that he would be taking four or five years off the music scene, adding that he is considering taking up football or golf.
Writing in broken English, he wrote, “Back in 4 years, make una papa chop him money small or maybe five or I fit still go dey play ball now. “Or make I start dey play golf. Fifa or wrestling b*tch!”All of una dey craze! Everybody dey mad. “On some G shit, I hope you mofuckas alright body mind and soul and taking time out to enjoy with your loved ones.”
In what appeared to be a joke, Wizkid listed football, golf, ‘FIFA hoe’, and ‘wrestling bitches’ as some of the career paths he intends to follow in sports while observing a break from music. The statement of the singer further attracted attention online as many people have taken to the comment page of the post to react.
This won’t be the first time Wizkid will be announcing a break from music. In 2019, the singer, via his X account, disclosed his plans to take a break from music, tweeting, “Gone till March! Thank you.”