Wizkid is a singer and songwriter from Nigeria. Wizkid is regarded as one of the largest and most important African performers of all time, and is a significant presence in the present Afrobeats music industry.
Wizkid: Net Worth and Profile Summary
|Real Name||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Date Of Birth||16 July 1990|
|Age||32 years old|
|Profession||Singer and Songwriter|
|Height||5 feet 4 inches (1.62m)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lbs)|
|Father’s Name:||Alhaji Muniru Olatunju Balogun|
|Mother’s Name:||Jane Dolapo|
|Siblings:||Yetunde and Lade Balogun|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Babymamas:||Shola Ogudu, Binta Diallo|
|Children:||Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Balogun, and Zion Balogun|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Wizkid: Net Worth
Wizkid’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million in 2022 by Celebrity Net Worth.
Wizkid was raised in an interfaith family with twelve female siblings. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian, but his father is Muslim. Wizkid went to Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He was raised on the music of King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley.
In a 2012 radio interview with Tim Westwood, he stated that “his father has three wives.” Wizkid revealed in another interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV that he founded the Glorious Five with a couple of his church pals. Before disbanding, they managed to release an album. Until 2006, Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz. Later, he met OJB Jezreel, a record producer who barred him from recording for a year.
He witnessed 2 Face Idibia record songs for his Grass 2 Grace album while frequently visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios. He was also there during Sound Sultan’s debut album Jagbajantis’ recording sessions. He mentioned Naeto C as someone who mentored and guided him when he was 15 years old. In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment.
He collaborated on the song “Omoge You Too Much,” which appears on Banky W.’s The W Experience album. While honing his skill, he collaborated with Naeto C, Ikechukwu, and M.I.
He dropped out of Lagos State University in the middle of 2009. (LASU). He later enrolled in Lead City University but dropped out after only two sessions.
Wizkid: Age, Height and Weight
Wizkid was born on 16 July 1990 and he is 32 years old. He is 5 feet 4 inches (1.62m) tall and weighs 60 kg (132 lbs).
Wizkid is currently in a relationship with his manager and mother of his 3rd son, Jada Pollock.
Jada Pollock gave birth to Zion in 2017 and Wizkid accepted the him faster than he accepted his other sons. Jada P gave birth to another Wizkid’s child just recently, whose name is still unknown.
Shola Ogudu, Wizkid’s first baby mama met the singer in 2010 and had Boluwatife a year later. Wizkid refused to accept paternity of the child until a test was conducted, according to Shola.
Binta Diallo, Wizkid’s second baby mama, gave birth to Ayodeji. Wizkid also didn’t accept paternity until after a test was conducted.
Wizkid: Career and Recognitions
At the age of 11, he began recording music and published a collaboration CD with the Glorious Five (5), a group he and a couple of his church mates founded.
Wizkid secured a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009. Later, he rose to prominence with the release of “Holla at Your Boy,” the lead single off his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also yielded the hits “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull.”
Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014. Six singles were released in promotion of the album, including “Jaiye Jaiye.” After his contract with E.M.E expired, Wizkid left. Wizkid rose to international prominence in 2016 after collaborating with Drake on the hit tune “One Dance,” which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in 14 other nations. The song broke numerous records, making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artist to be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
He secured a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017 and released his third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, later that year. Five singles were released in promotion of the album, including “Come Closer,” which featured Drake.
In 2018, he was featured on Normani and Calvin Harris’s single “Checklist,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. The following year, he appeared on Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift on the single “Brown Skin Girl,” which also charted at number one on the World Digital Song Sales chart and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which was a commercial and critical triumph, peaking at number one on the Billboard World Album Chart. The album includes the track “Essence” featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to rank on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top ten after a remix by Justin Bieber was released.
Wizkid’s fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego, was released on November 11, 2022.
Wizkid was the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify by February 2021, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits.