Afro pop star, Ayo Balogun, more popularly known as Wizkid, in recent times has not only expanded his tentacles to reach top notch international circl
Afro pop star, Ayo Balogun, more popularly known as Wizkid, in recent times has not only expanded his tentacles to reach top notch international circles, the 28 year old is doing much more than the Federal Government is currently doing to place Nigeria positively on the world map. From music collaborations with international music heavy weights, to having one the biggest names in the fashion world, Domenico Dolce, one half of Dolce and Gabbana personally cloth him and also walk the runway for their clothing brand.
Just last week, the CEO of Starboy Entertainement, represented well when he attended the GQ Men of The Year Award alongside supermodel, Naomi Campbell. And now, Wizkid just joined forces with sports wear giant, Nike, for a limited edition of Starboy jerseys. The partnership is the first between the sports wear giant and a Nigerian entertainer. According to Nike, the collaboration shirt is a celebration of Wizkid’s Nigerian roots.
The logo of Starboy Entertainment, his record label, is printed across the front of the jersey. Surulere, the neighbourhood where Wizkid was born and bred, is emblazoned on the lower back of the collaborative jersey. 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.
Nike described the design as 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. At £64.95 the jerseys were already sold out within 10 minues of its launch