Despite the hoopla that has trailed the allegation on the social media, the State of Minnesota, U.S., has yet to issue an official statement about the alleged declaration of October 6 as Wizkid Day.
According to trending tweets and video, sensational musician Ayo Balogun, aka Wizkid, was honoured with a day in the American state, where he performed at the Skyway Theatre on October 6.
Although a photograph of the said declaration is available on Twitter and the singer actually retweeted it on his Twitter handle @wizkidayo, the governor of the state, Mark Dayton, has made no mention of it on his Twitter handle.
According to The PUNCH investigations, whenever the State of Minnesota makes such a proclamation as is being claimed by Wizkid and his teeming fans, it is usually gazetted and reported on the state’s website via a dedicated URL.
For instance, when Taylor Swift and Beyonce/JayZ had days dedicated to them, the news was reported vide: Taylor Swift and Beyonce respectively.
Again, official letters issued to Taylor Swift and Beyonce, and published on the state’s website, were dated the same day they got the recognition, unlike Wizkid’s letter which was dated September 26th while the Wizkid Day is declared as October 6.
There was also no mention of Wizkid Day on the Governor’s website, or the state’s website.
Meanwhile, Wizkid has yet to upload a copy of the purported certificate on his social media pages as of the time of filing this report.
The latest artiste to be honoured with a day is Taylor Swift, and the proclamation was dated August 31, 2018, the same day officially allotted as her day.
See a screenshot of the search of the Minnesota Government website: