Wizkid biography and net worth everything you need to know about his early age and carrier.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is Popularly known as Wizkid, is one of the most Popular singer in the music industry who began his musical carrier at an early age of 11
Wizkid began his career in a local church near his house back then, where he joined a local band in his church called the Glorious Five.
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WIZKID EARLY AGE AND CARRIER
Wizkid starting his career at an early age of 11, he was very addicted to music.
Before he join a group of friends in his church called The glorious FIVE which made up of him and his four (4) church friends, where he released his first album which was collaborative with the Glorious Five
During his struggling days Wizkid met OJB Jezreel and OJB Jezreel and they became his mentor. He then started visiting Jezreel’s studio watching and learning from the recordings by artists like 2 Face Idibia and Sound Sultan.
In 2009, Wizkid got a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) and that was the year Wizkid got his big break into the music industry,
Wizkid also became the first signed Artistes to be signed under the then popular record label co-owned by Banky W.
Wizkid gained a lot of popularity when he release “Holla at Your Boy”, the song from his debut album “Superstar” in 2010.
The song topped the charts in 15 countries making him Nigeria’s most successful pop artist.
The song was a great hit and Wizkid recorded some more hits, “Love My Baby”, “Don’t Dull”, “Oluwa Lo Ni”, “Pakurumo”. All these singles were recorded as a part of the Superstar album.
On the 5, March 2013 wizkid made it public that he was going to established his own record label, ‘Star Boy Entertainment., shortly after that in September 2014 He released His second studio album – Ayo . The self-titled album included: “On Top Your Matter”,”Joy”, “Bombay” “Jaiye Jaiye”, “One Question”.
he also got endorsement deals with MTN and Guinness that same year
Wizkid also released a promotional single “Like This” on the 5th June 2016. Produced by Ghanaian producer DJ Henry X, The song was seen as a mix of Wizkid’s style and Drakes’ tempo.
Soon after the release of his second studio album, Wizkid left E.M.E. But Wizkid did not plan to leave the limelight.
On 1st March 2017, the Nigerian singer signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records.
Drake and Wizkid’s “One Dance”
Drake and Wizkid rock the stage with “One Dance” 2016 was a year of international recognition for Wizkid. His collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance” brought Wizkid to the top charts.
It included the music charts of the United States, United Kingdom, and even Australia.
Wizkid and Drake’s afrobeat-mixed “One Dance” single, reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was so popular that it stayed at the top spot for 10 weeks.
Despite the successful collaboration with Drake, Wizkid did not let up in his own music. He recorded some solo hits. Also, he worked together with several famous artists on hits, such as
- “The Matter” – with Maleek Berry
- “Bad Girl” – with Jesse Jagz
- “Girl” – with Bracket
- “Fine Lady” – with Lynxxx
- “Pull Over” – with KCee
- “Slow Down” – with R2Bees
WIZKID NET WORTH
Wizkid is the most rapidly developing Nigerian musician, who has managed to reach the top of the UK and the USA charts. His net worth is more than $11 million and his cars shine brighter than the sun.
WIZKID CAR’S AND INVESTMENT
The singer enjoys his luxurious life and spends money on cars, investment and in real estate.
Cars are Wizkid’s passion. His cars are known for its posh look and expensive price.
Hyundai Sonata (N6.5 million)
Black Honda Accord I-VTEC (N8 million)
Mercedes Benz 2012 Compressor (N10 million)
BMW X6 (almost N12 million)
Porsche Panamera (over N15 million) – This car was crashed in an accident.
Porsche Cayenne (N18 million)
Bentley (N45.5 million)
He was ranked 5th in the top 10 richest/bankable African artists in 2013 as a result of his net worth.
In February 2014, Wizkid had more than 1 million followers on Twitter. He also enjoys huge popularity on Instagram.
SUMMARY: WIZKID BIOGRAPHY AND NET WORTH
Real name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Date of birth: 16 July 1990
Place of birth: Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
Net Worth: $11 millions
Instagram handle: @Wizkidayo
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