The lights will come on at night and the stage will be set for this young talent to show his true level of expertise. Wizkid is a Nigerian-born superstar who was inspired by both his parents who were musicians in their own right. Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, Wizkid’s father has thirteen children with three different women, all of whom are his legal spouses, and they reside in Shitta, Surulere, Lagos.
Wizkid’s work as an entertainer has made him immensely famous among children. His mother is a Christian Pentecostal, while his father is a Muslim. Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School in Ijebu Ode, Lagos. He was raised on the music of King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley.
Wizkid is a Nigerian musician and songwriter who was born on July 16, 1990. He started recording music at the age of 11 and released a joint CD with the Glorious Five, a group he and a few of his church buddies formed. Wizkid got a recording contract with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. (E.M.E).
He gained prominence with the release of “Holla at Your Boy,” the first single off his first studio album, Superstar (2011), which also included the songs “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull.” In September 2014, he released Ayo, his soul second studio album. “Jaiye Jaiye” was one of six singles released to promote the album.
Wizkid left E.M.E when his contract with the business expired. Wizkid rose to worldwide prominence in 2016 after collaborating with Drake on the smash track “One Dance,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 14 countries. After the song broke many records, Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
His third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side, was released later that year after he inked a multi-album contract with RCA Records in March 2017. In support of the album, five songs were released, including “Come Closer,” which featured Drake.
|Name||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Date of birth||July 16, 1990|
|State of Origin||Lagos|
Moving from his birthplace in Ogun State to Ajegunle, Lagos where he would eventually be discovered by the world. At just 13 years of age, this kid was already performing at different social events and jamming with other musicians who were much older than him.
He met the likes of D’banj and Dr. Sid with whom he recorded a few tracks. Wizkid began his academic studies at Lagos State University, then switched to Lead City University in his second year. It was while there that he perfected not only his craft but also picked up his unique accent which has continued to serve him well throughout his career so far even when performing songs in English or Pidgin.
Wizkid has had a good run with his career, showing that he can sing many genres of music from afro-beats, to rap, ragga, and highlife. He was appointed by MTV Networks as the Brand Ambassador for MTV Base and was recently unveiled as the official Face of Pepsi’s “Refreshing With Bubz” Campaign alongside 2face Idibia who is reportedly going to be a part of the group being put together by Wizkid known as “Tent Trouble”.
Wizkid has consistently worked with top music producers in Nigeria and that alone should tell you that he’s worth millions, but experts say his net worth is around $4m, as of December 2020. It is expected to be a lot more by the end of 2021; we all know music pays and Wizkid’s talent is no joke! With his first solo tour already underway and endorsement deals with top international brands like Pepsi and MTV Networks, there is no doubt
Wizkid Cars Collection
Wizkid currently drives a Mercedes Benz G63 AMG which is worth it 60 Million, BMW X6 (N11 Million), Porsche Panamera N13 Million (Was Crashed In An Accident), Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: ?45- ?50 Million, Lamborghini Urus (Over ? 101 million), and Porsche Cayenne (?18 million), he has an eye for the finer things in life! Is there anything else you need to know about this talented young man?
Wizkid’s House Collections
The artist has homes worth millions of dollars. Wizkid purchased his first home in 2013 for the price of N 68 million. The property lies in Lekki, a posh neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria.
He also has a mansion in Surulere, Lagos, for which he paid $13 million for. Wizkid is also alleged to have purchased a home for his parents.
WizKids has a three-story house in Los Angeles, California, that is estimated to be worth between $10 million and $15 million.
Fun Facts About Wizkid You Don’t Know
– Wizkid’s nickname was given to him by his parents, he got name because he was always making noise and also dancing.
– He loves collecting designer shoes and clothes especially from brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavali, he takes shopping seriously!
– Wizkid is a big Manchester United fan and would love nothing better than to meet the star footballer, Wayne Rooney some day
– Wizkid is a great cook and takes time out to whip up some delicious meals for his friends.
– Wizkid is an avid reader and he loves all kinds of books from romance novels to autobiographies of top celebrities like 50 cent and Jay Z.
– Wizkid loves tattoos and has a few on his chest, back and arms. He is currently thinking about getting another tattoo on his neck!
– Wizkid’s favourite tunes are “Gotta Go” by MIMS, “We Be Burnin'” by Sean Paul and “Don’t Love You No More (I’m Sorry)” by Beenie Man.
– Wizkid loves kids and would love nothing better than to have a soccer team of his own one day, which he could train up and make big stars in the UK someday!
– Wizkid loves going on shopping sprees at top boutiques in London with his friends especially when it comes time for him to get new outfits before a performance or video shoot.
– In terms of language, both English and Yoruba are his native tongues but he can also speak some French from having lived in France during the early years of his childhood.