Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly knows and called by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.  In this Wizkid Biography, you will get to know everything about him from his net worth, music career, etc.


Wizkid Biography

The popular Nigeria singer Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born into a polygamous family where he has twelve female siblings making the family an extended family.

Wizkid was given birth on the 16th of July 1990 which makes him 30 years old at the time of writing this article.

Wizkid’s father according to Wiskid was married to three wives and his father was a Muslim while his mother was a Christian.

However, Wizkid was a Christian as he always follows his mother to a Pentecostal church where he also joined the choir at the age of 11.

While in the church choir Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun form a singing group with some of his church friends which they named the group ‘Glorious Five‘.

Wizkid however, was not Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun’s first stage name has he was already known by the stage name Lil Prinz which he later changes to Wizkid after some years.

When he was bearing the name Lil Prinz, he has already released 7 tracks and attended several occasions/events.


Wizkid Education

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known as Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School, it has not been recorded if he furthered his education to the university level or not.

Music Career

Wizkid came into fame in 2009 when he signed a record deal with the Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) which was headed by Banky W. After signing the recorded deal, he collaborated with one of Nigeria’s greatest rappers MI in the single Fast Money.

He was also recognized and become very popular after releasing the song Hola At Your Boy.

Awards / Nomination

Wizkid who has become one of Nigeria’s greatest music artists has been nominated for several awards and has also emerged winner of many.

Awards:

  • City People Entertainment Award
  • Bet Award
  • Channel O Award
  • MOBO Award
  • Headies Award
  • Billboard Music Award
  • MTV African Music award
  • IheartRadio Music Award
  • Souncity MVP award
  • Dynamix All Youth Award, etc.

Nominations.

  • MTV Europe music award
  • American Music award
  • World Music Award
  • Grammy award.

Endorsements

Over the years, Wizkid has signed an endorsement deal with many companies such as the

  • Pepsi  Endorsement deal worth $350,000 in 2012
  • Premium Times deal in 2013 and in the same year he signed an endorsement with Guinness
  • MTN Nigeria endorsement deal in June 2015,
  • Pulse Nigeria endorsement deal in June 2015
  •  Wizkid had left MTN and signed a ₦128 million deal with GLO

Net worth

At the time of writing this article, Wizkid net worth is around $4 million

Parental Life

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun at the time of writing this article currently has three lovely male children namely;

  • Boluwatife Balogun
  • Ayodeji Balogun and
  • Zion Balogun

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