Popular Nigerian artist and Grammy award-winning Ibrahim Ayo Balogun well known as Wizkid has said that the privilege of being a father is more important to him than his music industry.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, the singer who is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his debut album, ‘Superstar’, said his first son Baluwatife is like his best friend. He added that his son calls him every day and they have long chats together on the phone.
According to Wizkid, one of the things he learned from his parents was the love and importance of family. He says that with him, family comes first in his life. He emphasized that fatherhood is more important to him than anything else.
In his words, he said, “My son is like my best friend. He calls me every day and we have the craziest conversations. He is nine. It is very important for me to keep my family together. That is one thing my parents always instilled into us to understand that there is nothing more important than family. Fatherhood means everything to me. Before I used to see myself as a musician, but now, I see myself as a father. I am a father before anything else.”
Hammering on his spiritual life, he stated that as a child, he usually went to the mosque with his father, while he followed his mother to church.
“Growing up in a very spiritual home in Lagos really opened my mind. My dad is a Muslim, while my mum is a Christian. I used to go to the mosque with my dad and go to the church with my mother. That really opened my mind to know that the biggest religion in life is love. Love is the biggest religion I follow. The most important thing to me is family.”