Wizkid now Wizman is a Nigeria music artist and songwriter that catches almost everybody’s fancy. He has been doing great so far in the music entertainment world.
No wonder you want to find out about this star. So here in this article, I have brought you in their best forms, the biography of Wizkid, about his musical career, his awards and recognitions and finally his net worth.
So wear your cap of patience girded with an open mind to enjoy this wonderful read on all you need to know about Wizkid.
Update: Last night, Wizkid, a famous Nigerian hip hop musician revealed his intentions to change his brand from Wizkid to Wizman, this he did via social media platform Twitter.
Biography of Wizkid
Wizkid, as he is professionally known, was born on the 16th of July 1990 in Surulere Lagos, Lagos State Nigeria. His birth name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
He was born into a polygamous home where his father had three wives. His father Alhaji M.O Balogun is a Muslim, but his mother, Mrs. Balogun is, however, a Christian. Wizkid also has 12 sisters, with whom he grew up with.
He was educated at the Ijebu Ode Grammar School from where he then went to Lagos State University. He later dropped out of school to face his career squarely.
He made some other attempts later to finish up his schooling when he enrolled in Lead City University, Ibadan but he also did not finish.
Wizkid, the 5’4 tall Nigerian musician has a son called Boluwatife whom he begot from his ex-girlfriend, Shola Ogudugu. This child he got when he was just 21 years of age.
- Birth/Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
- Nickname/Stagename: Wizkid
- Net Worth: $14 Million
- Date of Birth: July 16, 1990
- Age: 29 years old (2019)
- State of Origin: Lagos State
- Profession: Singer and songwriter
- Single/Married: Single
- Previously Dated: Sola Ogudugu
- Children: 1
Wizkid is believed to have started out with music in his local church which he attended with his mother. He stood out in his performances in the church as an 11 years old kid. He also performed with a group called the Glorious Five.
Before Wizkid came to limelight in 2009 he already released an album with seven tracks with his previous name Lil Prinz. His first single song was titled ‘Mami Water’. Well, in 2006 he changed from the name Lil Prinz to Wizkid.
In the year 2009, Wizkid was signed by Banky W into his music record label called the Empire Mates Entertainment, EME in a short form of it.
Through this record label, Wizkid’s album ‘Superstar’ which was released in 2011 took him all around the world.
This was when Wizkid broke into the music entertainment world fully as an under-20-year-old boy. Before then he had performed a song with M.I, the renowned Nigerian rapper.
This merge produced the award-winning ‘Fast Money’ track. This particular song also received much airplay around Nigeria and in other countries in Africa. All these showed that the little boy had a bright future in the industry.
The song ‘Holla at YourBoy’ which Wizkid released in 2010 earned him in 2011 Headies, the Next Rated award. This particular song was also nominated for the Best Pop Single at this same 2011 Headies award show.
The video of that same song, which was shot at Dowen College in Lekki Lagos State, was nominated in 2011 as the Best Afro-pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).
Since then, Wizkid has been growing in lips and bounds in the industry. He has performed with many Nigerian artists and internationally recognized artists.
He has worked with Nigerian artists like 2Face Idibia, Funke Akindele, Ice Prince, Davido, Banky W, Phyno, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, Tiwa Savage, and many others. In the foreign scene, he has worked with Drake, Tinie Tempah. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, French Montana, Justine Skye, TY, Efya and many more.
WizKid’s Music albums
Almost no year passes without the superstar dropping one song or the other. Therefore Wizkid has so many songs to his credit. Let us get started with those albums and the songs in them.
As I mentioned to you earlier, Superstar was the first album Wizkid released on the 12th of June, 2011 by Empire Mates Entertainment. This particular album contained the following songs:
- Say My Name
- No Lele
- Scatter The Floor
- Slow Whine featuring Banky W
- Love My Baby
- Gidi Girl
- Oluwa Lo Ni
- Don’t Dull
- Tease Me/ Bad Guys
- EME Boyz featuring Skales and Banky W
- For Me featuring Wande Cole
- Holla at Your Boy
- Wad Up featuring D’Prince
- Shout Out
Empire Mates State of Mind
In 2012, the Empire Mates Entertainment also released a compilation album. This particular album featured Wizkid, Skales, Niyola, Slim and Banky W, the boss at EME record label.
The following are the songs contained in the album in which Wizkid was featured:
- Baddest Boy – EME featuring Wizkid, Skales and Banky W
- Get Down Tonight – EME featuring Wizkid, Skales and Banky W
- Roll It – EME featuring Wizkid and Banky W
- Body – EME featuring Wizkid
- London Girl – EME by Wizkid
- Dance For Me – EME featuring Wizkid
- Reppin’EMEazzyy – EME featuring Skale, Wizkid and Banky W
- Change – EME featuring Banky W, Skales, Wizkid and ShayDee
- See My Mama – EME featuring Wizkid, Banky W and ShayDee
- Can’t Stop us – EME All-Stars
Another mind-blowing album called Ayo was also released in 2014. This album was featured EME and record label, Starboy Entertainment (Which I tell you about shortly). Meanwhile, in Ayo the following songs were in:
- Jiaye Jaiye
- Show You the Money
- In my Bed
- Mummy Mi
- Kind Love
- On Top Your Matter
- In Love featuring Seyi Shay
- For You Featuring Akon
- Dutty Whine featuring Banky W
- Kilofe Balogun
- Bombay featuring Phyno
- One Question featuring Yemi Sax
- Show You the Money Remix featuring Tyga
Sounds from the Other Side
Another major debut made by Wizkid was the release of SFTOS, sound from the other side in 2017. It bore boldly the mark of Starboy record label.
This album which featured many prominent Black artists contained 12 songs which are:
|Sweet Love||Come Closer featuring Drake||Naughty Ride featuring Major Lazer||African Bad Gyal featuring Chris Brown|
|Daddy Yo featuring Ty Dollar $ign||Picture Perfect||Nobody||Sexy|
|All For Love featuring Bucie||Dirty Wine featuring Ty Dollar $ign||Gbese featuring Trey Songz|
Wizkid also released many singles. Inasmuch as he did not release albums annually, he kept singles coming and wanting by his fans.
|Ojuelegba||Thank You||In My Bed||Wiz Part|
|Mummy Mi||Eludare||Expensive Shit||Azonto|
|Kind Love||Beat of Love||Drop||African Bad Girl|
|Final||Baba Nla||Manya||Yapa remix|
|Medicine||Odoo||Medicine remix||Sweet Love|
|Come Closer featuring Drake||Daddy Yo||One For Me featuring Ty Dollar $ign||Nobody|
|Picture Perfect||Sexy||All for Love featuring Bucie||Dirty Wine featuring Ty Dollar $ign|
|Ghetto Youth||Body Hot remix featuring Praiz||Whine to the Top remix||You don’t know|
|One Dance – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyle||Shabba featuring Chris Brown||Soco instrumental||Lowky|
WizKid’s Record Label
Wizkid called his record label StarBoy Entertainment Crew. When Wizkid’s contract with the Empire Mates Entertainment expired in 2013, he created his own music entertainment trademark with Maleek Berry and Legendary Beatz as the Producers and him, the CEO.
In August 2013, Wizkid announced the signing of L.A.X. In 2016 he also announced the signing of three other musicians: Efya, R2Bees, and Mr. Eazi. This latest announcement was made at the 17th edition of the Ghana Music Awards 2016.
Awards and Recognitions
The awards below are credited to this vibrant Starboy:
|Two BET Awards||Three MOBO Awards||People Entertainment Award||Two City Awards|
|Two Ghana Music Awards||Four MTV Africa Awards||Three Billboard Music Awards||One MTV Europe Music Award|
|Two Sound City MVP Awards||One Future Awards||Six Nigerian Entertainment Awards||Six The Headies Awards|
|Two iHeartRadio Music Awards||Two Channel O’ Music Video Awards|
WizKid’s Net Worth 2021
The music industry is a lucrative one, especially when you have the talent and the chance. Wizkid has ultimately grabbed the best share from the market of music.
He has signed many endorsements and ambassadorial positions. For any show he attends, Wizkid gets nothing less than N6000000 (Six Million Naira).
Currently, Wizkid’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million. That is roughly N5 billion. You do not have to be surprised. It is known that in 2012, Wizkid signed a year endorsement with Pepsi which was worth $350, 000.
In that same vein, in the following year 2013, he signed a N110 million contract with MTN as a brand ambassador. 2015 came with its glories as he also signed as the Globacom brand ambassador for N180 million.
He is also the boss of StarBoy Entertainment record. All these among other things amount a great wealth for this Nigerian music star.
Wizkid is one of the most popular and influential music artists in Nigeria. Professionally called Wizkid, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on the 16th of July 1990 in Surulere Lagos State.
As popular and rich as he has become, there are facts about him his teeming fans would want to find out. These facts about Wizkid are what I have encapsulated in this welcoming article. Wizkid’s heights, girlfriend, wife, child, news, house, cars, phone number, and social media handles. Follow me as I get down.
According to Wikipedia, this young Nigerian artiste, Starboy as he is also known is 5’4 tall. This means that he is 5 feet and 4 inches tall. He is not actually short as some people may speculate; he is only a young and fresh ‘boy’.
It is difficult for a star like Wizkid to be without a girlfriend. He is fresh and wealthy; prime magnets of girls. Interestingly, Wizkid has had so many girlfriends. Some of them known to the public I will share with you here.
It is recorded by information.ng that Wizkid’s first girlfriend is Sophie Rammal. His second girlfriend is Sola Ogudugu, with whom he has a son. He has also dated Tonto Dikeh, Victoria Kimani, Hudda Monroe, Chidinma Ekile, Binta Diamond Diallo, Seyi Shay, and Tania Omotayo. It is rumored that the current girlfriend of Wizkid is an American based singer, Justine Skye.
To the best of my knowledge and from the existing record, Wizkid is not legally wedded to any woman. He has a child however with one of the girls he dated in his earlier days as a music artist. This child, a son he has with Sola Ogudugu when he was just 21 years of age.
As stated above, Wizkid got his first child when he was still 21 years old with Sola Ogudugu. Sola Ogudugu claims that she started having sex with Wizkid. She has also expressed how surprised she was when she found out that a child was growing in her. So Wizkid’s son is named Boluwatife Balogun. This young smart boy is yet 5 years old.
WizKid’s House and Cars
Wizkid is a wealthy artist who acquires expensive properties. This is evident in the luxury of cars and houses he owns.
Wizkid owns an N13 million worth house in Surulere. He also has a house in Lekki worth 68 million nairas. Rumors are in the air that he also owns houses in the United States and the UK worth millions of dollars.
His cars are second to none. The following is the list of his fleet:
- Lamborghini Prime X2
- Porsche Panamera
- Hyundai Sonata
- BMW X6
- Mercedes Benz 2012 Compressor
The worth of these cars runs into millions of naira.
WizKid’s phone numbers and Social Media
I must state with utmost openness that hardly will any celebrity make his phone number public. So I cannot categorically say or state here Wizkid’s phone number because it is officially not known.
Nevertheless, you can reach Wizkid via any of his official social media handles on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and others. This I trust is a safer way.
- Wizkid’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/wizkidayo
- Wizkid’s Instagram ID: www.instagram.com/wizkidayo
- Wizkid’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/wizkidmusic
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