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I was APC Chairman in Alaba for 14 years, I’m grateful my son is doing well – Wizkid’s father

Wizkid’s father
Wizkid’s father


Alhaji Olatunji Balogun, the father of Afrobeats sensation, Wizkid, has revealed that he was Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Alaba, Lagos for 14 years.

In a recent chat with GoldMyne TV, Balogun talked about his contribution to the Alaba community.

The Singer’s dad said he served as the ward Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and became the chairman of the ruling APC after the merger.

According to him, he lobbied for electricity to be brought to Alaba in 1972.

He said, “I came to Ajegunle in 1972. And at that time there was no light in Alaba. So, I’m the one that went to NEPA and made them come to survey the whole of Alaba and gave them light. So, those are my contributions [to the community].

“Also, I’m the Babadeen of Alaba Central Mosque. And also a former chairman of the APC for 14 years.”

The patriarch also advised youths to ensure they have a skill even if they don’t have formal education.

“I just want them [youths] to please even if you don’t have education, try to have something doing.

“One thing Ajegunle is good for, they are very good in football and also in music. So, they should try to develop their talents and leave all these arrogant lifestyles. Let them [youths] face whatever they are doing. Let them learn a job for future living.”

Wizikid’s dad spoke proudly of his son to Goldmyne reporter at an event. According to him, he is grateful to be alive, with his son also doing well.

“I thank God that I’m still alive and my son, Wizkid is still doing well.”

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