Starboy Entertainment boss, Wizkid, has unveiled plans to reduce the number of out of school children by at least a child as he plans to foot the bill of sending a child artisan back to school. Wizkid, who posted a viral video of a child named Basit, a young car technician (better known as a mechanic) busy in a workshop and talking about his yet-to-be-released song, “Gucci Snake” on his social media handles after he got wind of it, was apparently very moved. Impressed, Wizkid tweeted about the video, promising that the boy would get all the support he needs from him to be able to go back to school.
“We sending Basit to school! Bring him to me,” the “Come Closer” singer had tweeted when he first came across the video. With the search for Basit commencing immediately, Wizkid soon posted another short video of the boy looking cleaner on his Instagram stories with the message: “Found my Gucci boy! Daddy yo got you for life,” he wrote.
With the help to come Timi Dakolo urges BBNaija contestants to plan for future from the music superstar, Basit’s family would be hoping it would be a new channel of hope for the boy and the household. It is not the first time Wizkid would be lending a helping hand to a young child. He did the same in December last year after noticing a young boy in the crowd, Ahmed, during his concert in Lagos delivered the line of every song he performed. “I will sign you to Starboy, from today you are my artist.
I will first give you N10 million to start off and clean up, and we will record,” Wizkid said to young Ahmed at his homecoming concert back then. Wizkid when the star stopped the show to further acknowledge the boy, he said: “Why you never sleep, come on stage,” with the boy supplying more information and revealing that he is coincidentally from Ijebu Ode like Wizkid.
Like Wizkid, Davido has also gone out of his way to transform the lives of a few of his young fans in recent times, even going ahead to build a house for the family of a young boy that delivered a cover of one of his hit songs.