Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian musician and songwriter. He became very popular with his song Holla at Your Boy.
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- Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
- Stage Name: Wizkid
- Date of birth: 16 July 1990
- Place of birth: Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
- Occupation: singer, songwriter
- Children: 3
- Wizkid wife: None
- Wizkid Net Worth 2021: $20 million
Wizkid was born on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria to Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun and Jane Dolapo. Wizkid has 13 other siblings but their names aren’t available. Growing up the songwriter used to listen to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley. Wizkid had his basic education at Ijebu Ode Grammar School.
Wizkid was born on the 16th of July, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria, making him 31 years old.
Wizkid started his career at the young age of 11 when he started recording music and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
However, in 2009, he got to a record label called Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) but left after his contract with the label expired making him create his own label. He is currently signed to RCA Records in the US. RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Wizkid has released quite a number of songs that are topping international charts and even local ones. Below is a list of the latest wizkid’s songs
- Holla at Your Boy
- Tease Me/Bad Guys
- Don’t Dull
- Love My Baby
- Oluwa Lo Ni
- Jaiye Jaiye
- On Top Your Matter
- One Question
- Show You the Money
Wizkid Grammy Award
Has Wizkid won any Grammy awards? Yes, he won his first-ever Grammy award with his collaboration on Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack with the song “Brown Skin Girl”.
Beyoncé featured the Nigerian singer on his lion king album on the song brown skin girl which made waves all over the world after its release because it’s praised ladies for how beautiful and encourage ladies to be proud of their color.
Wizkid is not married yet but has been linked to many beautiful ladies such as Tiwa savage. In a recent post sighted by xorlali.com the hallo at your boy hitmaker revealed, he is in search of a wife and wishes to get one soon.
The singer made this known in a post shared via his social media page during a tour.
“As a single father, I hope I catch a wife on this tour,” he wrote.
His post came hours after his third baby mama, Jada Pollock tweeted about him being her man.
“Imagine being at a show. Listening to your favourite album. Favourite songs! Watching your man sing! Shit is amazing,” she tweeted.
Pollock is the music star’s manager and mother to his third child, Zion.
Wizkid has three children called; Boluwatife Balogun, Zion Ayo-Balogun, and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Jr.
Wizkid’s Endorsement Deals
The Grammy award winner has so far signed big contracts with many companies like in year 2012, he bagged a 3-year endorsement deal with Pepsi which according to sources was worth $350,000.
Wizkid again on the 28th of May 2013, Wizkid signed a one-year deal with MTN Nigeria, and not so long he bagged another deal with Guinness.
Moving forward he landed another great deal with GLO in June 2015. All these deals have brought him huge amounts of money adding to making him one of the top richest musicians in Nigeria in 2021.
What are Wizkid’s other names? Below are some of your favorite songwriter’s nicknames ;
- Big Wiz
- Lil Prinz
- Daddy Yo
- Baba Nla
As of the time xorlali.com was preparing this post, the Nigerian singer had 4 albums namely;
- Superstar (2011)
- Ayo (2014)
- Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
- Soundman Vol. 1 (2019) (EP)
- Made in Lagos (2020)
Wizkid Net Worth 2021
What is the net worth of Wizkid 2021? Wizkid’s Net Worth 2021 is estimated to be $20 million making him one of the top richest musicians in Nigeria. He generated his earnings from his music career and also from being brand ambassadors for big companies.