Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Professionally known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian artist and musician. He began recording music at age 11 when he discharged a shared collection with not many of his congregation companions.
Today, he is a music star who has accomplished a few accomplishments, for example, increasing global acknowledgment in 2016, in the wake of doing ‘One Dance’, a communitarian melody with Drake. The melody arrived at number one in more than 15 nations; UK, US, Australia and Canada comprehensive. Wizkid is an incredible help for youthful artists in Africa, and till date, he is the most elevated followed Nigerian performer on Twitter.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was conceived on July 16, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos to a Pentecostal Christian mother and an Islam rehearsing father. He grew up in the midst of twelve kin where everybody had their decision of religion. Wizkid went to Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. He at that point continued to Lagos State University, LASU however dropped out in 2009. Later on, he enlisted at Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State and furthermore dropped out after two meetings.
Wizkid began his singing vocation at age 11 with the stage name Lil Prinz until 2006. From the outset, he shaped the Glorious Five gathering with a portion of his companions in chapel and they created a collection before disbanding. Later on, Wizkid met OJB Jezreel, an artist lyricist and record maker. While he was visiting the studio, he was special to watch hotshots like Naeto C and Tu Face record their collections, and this expanded his enthusiasm for seeking after a profession in music.
At present, Wizkid has discharged 3 studio collections, 33 music recordings, 1 arrangement collection, 50 singles, 44 limited time singles, 16 visitor appearances, and 6 appearance appearances. The following are definite data about his three studio collections and their singles.
In 2009, Wizkid started his introduction studio collection, ‘Hotshot’. Genius was discharged on June 12, 2011 by Empire Mates Entertainment under Banky W and Tunde Demuren. It was upheld by six singles Holla at your kid (2010), Tease Me/Bad Guys (2010), Don’t Dull (2010), Love My Baby (2011), Pakurumo (2011), and Oluwa Lo Ni (2012). The collection earned him the Next Rated grant at the Headies 2011, and a 2012 Hyundai Sonata Car. It turned into the subsequent top of the line collection on Not Just OK, a music download, and it won the Nigerian Album of 2011.
The collection has a component of R&B, ballroom and reggae created with English and Yoruba Language. It won the Best Album of the Year in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2012.
Wizkid isn’t only an afrobeat pop artist, he likewise receives the rewards of being a VIP. He has marked mouth-watery arrangements with first rate organizations. For instance, he marked a one-year underwriting manage Pepsi for about $350,000 and went with Tiwa Savage for a business go for the brand in 2012. The agreement was apparently recharged for an additional two years.
On May, 28, 2013, Wizkid marked a one-year manage MTN Nigeria.
On October 3, 2013, he marked an underwriting manage Guinness for the Guinness World Of More show in Victoria Island, Lagos. The occasion hung on November 3, same year.
In 2015, he proceeded to sign an arrangement with Glo for N128 million.
Wizkid worked together with Nike to deliver the Starboy Jersey Collection.
The afrobeat star is said to possess a manor in Lekki, another chateau in Los Angeles, California, US, and a house in Surulere.
Wizkid Net Worth
As indicated by Naijahomebased.com, Wizkid is worth generally $22 Million. He was distributed as one of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists by Forbes and Channel O in 2013.