Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professionally known as Wizkid (sometimes stylized as Wizzy or Wizzybaby) was born on the 16th of July 1990. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the tender age of 11 and managed to release a caloborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009. He rose to prominence after releasing "Holla at the boy", the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2010-2011). The song norminated for Best Pop single but earned him the next rated Award at the Headies award 2011. In addition to winning the award, he was awarded a 2012 hyundai sonata courtesy of the organizers. It's music video was norminated for most gifted newcomer video at the 2011 Channel O music video awards.
In 2012, Wizkid signed you a one-year endorsement deal with Pepsi reportedly worth $350,000 U.S. He traveled to Beirut Lebanon With Tiwa Savage for a Pepsi commercial shoot. On may 2013, Wizkid signed another one-year deal with MTN Nigeria. In November 2013, Wizkid signed an endorsement deal with Guinness for the Guinness world of more concert held at Eko hotel and suites on Victoria island Lagos. In June 2015, Pulse Nigeria reported that Wizkid has ditched MTN and signed a #128 million deal with GLO.
Wizkid established his own label imprint Starboy Entertainment in 2013. He said he had established his own record label to give Up-and-coming artiste a platform to showcase their talents. In April 2013, He signed Maleek Berry and Legendary beats to his imprint.
Wikid has three male children from three different women.
Wizkid's contribution to the Nigerian music industry has earned him several Achievements. He received an ASCAP plaque for his songwriting contributions to Drake's "one dance"
Sounds from the other side(2017)
Some of his awards
The Headies award
Ghana music awards
City people entertainment awards
Nigeria entertainment awards
Guinness world records
African music magazine awards
Wizkid's networth is estimated to $20 million.
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