Sign in
Download Opera News App

Entertainment

 

Music Audio

 

Music release comments

Wizkid: Biography, Achievements, Awards, Albums, Networth, Endorsements as He clocks 30 today

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.

Endorsements

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.

Starboy Entertainment

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.

Personal life

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"

Albums

Superstar(2011)

Ayo(2014)

Sounds from the other side(2017)

Some of his awards

The Headies award

BET awards

Ghana music awards

City people entertainment awards

Nigeria entertainment awards

Guinness world records

Grammy awards

African music magazine awards

Networth

Wizkid's networth is estimated to $20 million.

Join me and wish our own very Superstar @wizkidayo

Like, comment, share and kindly follow this page

Content created and supplied by: Tomzyuche (via Opera News )

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Empire Mates Entertainment Networth Pepsi Wizkid

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments