Wizkid Net Worth, Biography, Age and everything you need to Know
When talking about the greatest artists Africa has ever-present to the world, Wizkid’s name must surely be mentioned.
His latest achievements cannot be underrated. Wizkid who is also referred to as Big Wiz produced an album named Made In Lagos.
However, the album went on to the top billboard chart in many countries across the globe.
So in this article, we present to you the Biography, Age, Ambassador deals, Cars and Houses and many more details about the Starboy Ent. boss.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly know as Wizkid is one of the fastest-growing Nigerian musical artists and possibly also one of the youngest known.
A few months earlier, he was rated by Forbes as one of know richest African musicians as of 2021.
Wizkid birth name was Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun and was born on July 16, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria.
There were a few inconveniences about his date of birth, according to some categories he was born on July 16, 1989.
He gave birth to him and He was brought up in a polygamous family – his father married three wives. His mother was a Christian and his father was a Muslim.
Wizkid, who followed his mother to church, started singing in his local church at the age of 11.
He was not only a good singer but also a lead singer. Before his big break in 2009, Wizkids released a few albums.
As a member of the church choir unit, he contributed to the production of an album. He then formed a singing group with five of his church friends, this group was known as the “Glorious Five”.
Before using Wizkid as his official stage name, he used other names such as “The Glorious Five” also “Lil Prinz”.
When he was still known as Lil Prinz, he recorded a 7-track album. Wizkid’s big breakthrough in the music industry came in the year 2009.
After a while, he collaborated with the well-known rapper MI Abaga, and they went on to a track “Fast Money” that bags many awards,
which not only received numerous nominations and awards but has also been broadcast several times in Nigeria and many African countries.
In 2010, he released Holla at your boy. The song won him the Next Rated Award at the 2011 Headies and he was nominated for Best Pop Single at the aforementioned awards ceremony.
The visual which was shot for the music bagged a nomination in the Most Gifted Newcomer video category the Channel O Music Awards 2011.
His Music Career has since grown and has had the privilege of working with renowned artists both local and international.
Locally, he has notably worked with 2Face Idibia, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, and award-winning producer OJB.
On the international music scene, he has collaborated with world-class artists like Beyonce, Chris Brown, French Montana,
Trey Songz, Drake, Ty Dolla $ign, kranium, etc. In 2016, Wizkid became the first artist from Nigeria to appear on Billboard’s Twitter chart in the past 24 hours A Dance single, which appeared at number 21.
By May, the song had reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. , a position he kept for 10 non-consecutive weeks. However, it doesn’t end there,
the single become an international hit everyone will love to listen to, topping the charts in 15 different countries including the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, and France.
Awards and nominations
The Star Boy Entertainment CEO is a winner of two BET awards two CityPeople Entertainment Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, two Channel O music video Awards, three MOBO Awards,
six The Headies Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, six Nigeria Entertainment Awards, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one Future Award,
two iHeartRadio Music Awards, two SoundCity MVP Awards, two Dynamix All Youth Awards and one MTV Europe Music Award.
He has also been nominated for:
- MTV Europe Music Awards (five times)
- American Music Awards (three times)
- World Music Awards (four times)
- Grammy Awards (once)
He has also been nominated in six (6) categories of the Sound City Award Award 2017 and won the “Digital Artist of the Year” award.
Starboy’s net worth is roughly estimated to be $ 14 million (which equals N5 billion naira). According to some legit source, Wizkid charged charge more than an N20million naira,
and higher per show within Nigeria and over $50,000 per show outside Nigeria. Besides his musical career, Wizkid has other projects that have brought him money. For example, he has his music label Starboy Entertainment founded in 2013.
He also makes a lot of money from his many contributions. In 2012, he reportedly signed a one-year contract with Pepsi worth $ 350,000. In 2013,
Wizkid signed a contract with MTN worth N110 million.in 2015, he signed an ambassador contract with Globacom which is reported to have been worth N180 million.
Cars and Houses
The music star musician, wizkid owns two large, rather expensive mansions. One in Los Angeles and the other in Lekki. Lekki’s mansion is worth about 70 million nairas.
Wizkid has a penchant for beautiful cars ale next in his collection; a black Honda Accord I-VTEC, a Porsche Cayenne, a 2012 Mercedes supercharger, a BMW X6, a Hyundai Sonata, a Bentley, and a Porsche Panamera.
Wizkid has met with more women since he began his musical career. He was first linked to Sophie Rammal, then to Sola Ogudugu, with whom he was a child.
Others include Tiwa Savage, Tonto Dikeh, Tania Omotayo, Victoria Kimani, Hudda Monroe, Chidinma Ekile, Binta Diamond Diallo, and Seyi Shay.
There have been reports lately that he is in an intimate relationship with the renowned American musician Justine Skye.
The Essence crooner is undoubtedly not one of the tallest artists in the Nigerian entertainment industry, he is 5 ”4 ft tall. With all of the above information,
Wizkid is undoubtedly one of the musicians to watch for now and in the future. Considering the pace at which he is progressing, it is only a matter of time to be among the top 5 musicians in Nigeria.
Starboy Wizkid is a father to 3 children, all boys, and each of them from different women. Boluwatife Balogun was the first son of Wizkid, born on 13 May 2011.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jr. named after him was born on January 25, 2016. Zion Ayo Balogun (his third son) was born on the 28th of October 2017.
Wizkid has many achievements, awards and properties which are not revealed to the public and not among his biography written above. He’ve signed and helped many upcoming artists on several occasions, some were announced to the public while others were kept confidential.
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