Famous singer, Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and a songwriter. He is from Lagos in Nigeria. Let us talk more about Wizkid’s private, public and financial life in the article.
Who is Wizkid?
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun also famously known as Wizkid was born on July 16 1990 in Lagos. He has 12 female siblings. His father is Islamic and his mother is a pentecostal Christian.
He studied at Ijebu Ode Grammar School. In one of the interviews, he mentioned that he made a group of his church friends. They called themselves Glorius Five. They did release an album right before disbanding. Till 2006 Wizkid went by stage same Lil Prinz. He then met OJB Jezreel who is a record producer who stopped him from recording for one year. He visited OJB’s Point Beat Studios often. He also watched 2 Face Idibia records for Sound Sultans’ debut album called Jagbajantis. He commended Naeto C as one of the people who guided and mentored him when he was 15.
He made a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He also co-wrote a song of Banky W.’s The W experience album called Omege you too much. He later worked with Naeto C and M.I improving his craft. In the middle of 2009, he dropped out of his university. He later attended Lead City University but again dropped out after a little while.
Wizkid: Family Members
Wizkid has three sons who are all from three different women. The children were born in 2011, 2016, and 2017 respectively.
Wizkid: Music Career
According to Wizkid, his music career started from the day he was a part of his church choir. He says that the early inspirations that inspired him to become a musician were Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, and Sound Sultan.
He performed as a solo artist from 2001 to 2006. His stage name was Lil Prinz. He then formed a band called the Glorious Five. They released an album just before disbanding.
After he had dropped off from UNI in 2009 he made a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment(EME). The same year he started recording for his debut studio album with his new stage name as Wizkid. It was titled, Superstar.
He announced his decision to start his own record label on March 5, 2013. His record label was ‘Star Boy Entertainment’.The same year he also signed off some deals of endorsement with mobile network MTN and beer company Guinness.
His song ‘One Dance’ topped the charts in 15 countries. That made him Nigeria’s most successful artist in the pop genre. He released his single ‘Like This’on Drake’s OVO Radio in 2016.
Wizkid Net worth and How Does He Spend His Money?
According to reports, Wizkid’s net worth as of 2021 is more than $ 4 million. Wizkid earns the most amount of money from various endorsement deals e makes. Throughout the year he gets various big contracts. He gets deals from Pepsi, MTN, Glo, and Guinness.
He also is the ambassador of Ciroc Premium Vodka. He also has worked with Nike a number of times.
He is the ambassador for Ciroc Premium Vodka and he has also worked with Nike many times
He has many huge houses in Nigeria as well as in the US. His mansion in Surulere is expected to be $36,140. His Lekki mansion is expected to be $189,040.
He also loves expensive cars. He loves purchasing new cars for himself. He is a huge fan of Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. His clothes and his accessories are also very costly. His diamond wristwatch which is $1.2 million has won many hearts.