Alhaji Olatunji Balogun, the father of Afrobeats superstar, Wizkid, has opened up about his contribution towards the development of his community in Alaba, Lagos State.
During a recent interview with GoldMyne TV, Balogun revealed that he served as the ward Chairman of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before the party merged with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
According to him, he became the chairman of the ruling APC for 14 years after the merger, adding that he lobbied for electricity to be brought to Alaba in 1972.
“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,” Olatunji Balogun said.
Wizkid’s dad also advised youths to ensure they have a skill even if they don’t have formal education.
He said, “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.”
Speaking on his son’s success in the music industry, Balogun appreciated God for keeping him alive to see Wizkid’s dream come true. He said: “I thank God that I’m still alive and my son, Wizkid is still doing well.”
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KanyiDaily had also reported how Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo and fashion designer, Yomi Casual paid a visit to the father of movie star, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IK Ogbonna.