Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun also known as Wizkid, is a popular Nigerian singer and songwritter. He hails from Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. In 2009, Wizkid was opportune to sign a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) where he rapidly rose to a superstar. In 2010 he released a hip hop song titled ‘Holla at Your Boy’, which was the talk of the town from his debut studio album, ‘Superstar'(2011). His net worth is roughly $4 Million dollars.
WizKid Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Birthday:||16th of July, 1990|
|Place of Birth:||Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Height:||5ft 4in (148 cm)|
|Net Worth:||$40 Million (N1,549,980,000)|
WizKid’s Early Life
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on the 16th of July, 1990, Lagos, Nigeria. His family resides in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. Wizkid comes from a dual religious family, with the father being a Sunni Muslim while his mother being a Christian from a Pentecostal Denomination. He had his primary and secondary school education at Surulere where he became particularly interested in music at a very tender age. His parent didn’t support him because they didn’t subscribe to his dream of becoming a musician by profession.
Wizkid became particularly interested in music from the very day he joined the church choir, and was continually inspired by artistes like Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, 2 Face Idibia, and Sound Sultan. His love for music developed rapidly, from 2001-2006, he performed as a solo artist with the stage name ‘Lil Prinz’. He created a label called ‘Glorious Five’ together with his friends from the church choir. They were able to release an album before their disband.
During his challenging days, he came across a certain producer by name OJB Jezreel who opted to be his mentor. He became an apprentice in Jezreel’s studio where he was learning from the likes of their 2Face and Sound Sultan. He signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) IN 2009 after dropping from the university. He also from the same year did his debut studio album with the stage name ‘Wizkid’, which was titled ‘Superstar’.
Wizkid became a household name, he gained popularity even above his predecessors. On the 5th day of March, 2013, Wizkid announced his decision of owning a record label with name ‘Star Boy Entertainment’. His songs has been ranked top in 15 countries thereby making him Nigerian most successful pop artist. He released a suprising single titled ‘Like This’ on Drake’s OVO Radio. In 2020, WizKid’s net worth is $40 Million dollars.
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the most talented and successful music artistes from Nigeria. This has made him one of the richest African stars as named by the Forbes magazine. He has also been repeatedly nominated as one of the fastest rising stars from Africa by the media.
As of 2020, WizKid’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $40 Million dollars.