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Nigeria’s Wizkid plans to take over the world by building schools in every African country

September 10, 2018 at 02:57 am | Entertainment

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

September 10, 2018 at 02:57 am | Entertainment

Photo: Twitter

Nigerian superstar Wizkid has already conquered the music world, giving us track after track that made us appreciate his creative genius. He has ventured into fashion, becoming the first African artiste to grace the runway for the international fashion brand; Dolce and Gabbana SS19 Menswear show.

He has also collaborated with global brand Nike to come up with a limited-edition, Star Boy jersey, inspired by his love for his country and football.

He is now set to take over the world in a different way: building schools in all African countries.

On Saturday, the Soco hitmaker tweeted that he will be using the profit from his Nike Project to set up schools in Nigeria and eventually in other African countries.

“Using my own profits from this business partnership with Nike to build a school back home in Lagos. #Educationforeverychild. I’ll need help from fans to pick where we start this. Trying to build a school in every country in Africa. That’s my dream. Surulere, Lagos, Ghana and Benin Republic,” the now-deleted tweet read.

Fans have started suggesting the areas the musician should start with

Many other fans have praised him for his endeavour and have wished him the best.

Wizkid joins many other African and African American celebrities investing in education. Recently NBA star LeBron James was in the headlines for opening a school for underprivileged kids in his hometown Akron, Ohio. Other celebrities who have invested in education in Africa include Samuel Eto’o, Masai Ujiri, Serge Ibaka, Didier Drogba and Bismack Biyombo.

Education in Africa is still one of the underdeveloped sectors, and although new data indicates that literacy levels have increased many factors still impede education including conflict, poverty, and infrastructure.

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