This is the information page of Wizkid Biography. find out more about the crooner’s Net worth, age, house, Girlfriends, endorsements and other facts
What is WizKid’s real name?
His birth name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. He is popularly known as Wizkid is his stage name. WizKids is today among the top 3 hip-hop singers in Nigeria. As young as he is Forbes recently pronounced him as the youngest most successful music artist in Nigeria.
What is WizKid Age?
WizKid was born on July 16, 1990, which means that the crooner will be 29 years old July 2019. There have been other internet sources that claim the singer was born a little earlier (1998).
Who are WizKid’s Parents?
Wizkid came from a polygamous background. His father has three wives according to Muslim belief and his mum is a Christian.
The crooner always accompanies his ma to the Church and started singing there at the young age of 11. What helped is his impeccable song-leading talents, much more he is a good vocalist. According to trailing reports, he released an album with the church choir at that time before he started his professional hip hop music career.
He formed his own team called “Glorious Five” which constitute his Church friends, as time comes by he came up with his own unique name stage name WizKid, he has also performed in time past with different names like Lil Prinz and Glorious Five. He eventually decided to settle for the name WizKid, but he debuts 7 tracks under the name Lil Prinz just before that.
His big break came about in 2009 when the crooner collaborated a top Nigerian rapper by the name M.I. when they produced an award-winning hit titled ”Fats Money”.
The track cut across boundaries and attracted a lot of attention in both the Nigerian music industry and internationally. He released another big hit titled Holl at your boi in 2010. The track was the talk of the town and that won him the Best Pop Single in the 2011 Headies. The video got nominated at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards for Most Gifted Newcomer Video.
Prolific producer OJB and many others.
Ty Dolla $ign, among others
Awards And Nominations
Two times recipient of City People Entertainment Awards
Two times recipient of Channel O Music Video Awards
Two times the recipent of Ghana Music Awards
Three times recipient of MOBO Awards
SIx times recipient of The Headies Awards
Three times recipient of Billboard Music Awards
Six times recipient of Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Four times recipient of MTV Africa Music Awards, a Future Award,
Two times recipient of iHeartRadio Music Awards,
Two times recipient of SoundCity MVP Awards
Two time recipient of Dynamix All Youth Awards,
One time, received an MTV Europe Music Award.
- Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).
- Three times the American Music Awards
- Four times World Music Awards
- Five times MTV Europe Music Awards
- Grammy Awards
What is WizKid Net Worth?
WizKid’s estimated net worth is valued at $22 million/ N7.8 billion.
How much does WizKid charge per show?
He charges N6 million per show
Wizkids Endorsements and Contracts
- 2012, $350,000 1 year endorsement deal with Pepsi
- 2013 N110 million contract with MTN
- 2015, endorsement as Globacom’s brand ambassador for N180 million
The internationally acclaimed musician has two expensive mansions, one in the heart of Lagos in Lekki valued at 70 Million Naira, and the other in Los Angeles.
Wizkid List of cars
Honda Accord I-VTEC
Mercedes 2012 Compressor
Who are WizKid’s Girlfriends?
Sola Ogudugu (they had a child together)
Binta Diamond Diallo
Tiwa Salvage (Unconfirmed)
As news has it, he was said to be in a relationship with a US-singer, Justine Skye.
Wizkid is currently dating Justine Skye.
- Superstar 2011
- Ayọ (Joy) 2014
How Tall Is Wizkid?
Wizkid also is known as Starboy is one of the shortest in the Nigerian music industry with 5”4 height
Looking at the biography of WizKid you will agree that the crooner is one of the most successful hip-hop musicians not only in Nigeria but also in Africa.
A web source anticipated that he will soon be rated among top five musicians in Nigeria, but today he is rated as the Number Musician in Nigeria. A simple Google search with the word ”best musician in Nigeria” will confirm that.