Wizkid Ayo Balogun Biography , Age,Music & Net Worth
Nigerian singer Wizkid has millions of fans in Nigerian and alot more in other countries but these fans don’t really know much about the young artiste .
Because of this , we want to talk extensively on Wizkid Biography , his background, real age and net worth so that those people that look up to him will finally know how their role model started from the scratch and made it to stardom .
This talented young musician is called two names. Fans know him as Wizkid but his full names are Wizkid Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, most persons call him Wizzy while only few others know his full names .
The name Wizkid came into the story when he started his music career but befoe then he was called Ayo Balogun , fast farward to his this recent time that he has made name for himself every body now know him as Wizzy Wizkid .
This name is just a nick name that people identify him with and every musicains in Nigeria has such unique name too .
Wizkid is marked as the fastest rising Nigerian entertainers in the music industry and it has remain unsetaed since then .
The biography of wizkid shows that, wizkid date of birth is July the 16th, 1990 those who have keen interest about his age should do the simple calculation to arrive at his real age .
His musical career started at the church when he joined children choir in his church at the age of 11 .
When he started his music career he named himself “Lil Prinz” — he rebranded his name in 2006 when his music career came into limelight. Exactly at the age of eleven , Wizkid recorded his first album at the age of 11, the album was produced by one of the most celebrated music producers in the country who died this year –OJB Jezreel .
He released a 7-track album for his church in Lagos .
Before he released his 7-track album , he was a member of a gospel singing group “Glorious Five” and that time he was still called “Lil Prinz” which many fans didn’t like because they believed the name wasn’t good enough for him .
The Gospel Singing Group was able to release an album but their album couldn’t make much hit because their name was not famous .
The group consisted of Wizkid and four of his other church friends. At some point Wizkid decided to pursue a solo career in pop music.
Wizkid is a father though he fathered a child out of wedlock . Many fans have playfully suggested that he change his name to ‘Wizdad’ or Wizman as he is no longer a kid but now a father to a very handsome boy, Boluwatife Balogun .
His son Boluwatife who is now well grown was born on October 2010 by his babymama, Oluwanishola Ogudugu which i don’t think they are still together but that shouldn’t stop the normal child support i think .
Wizkid denied fathering a son for a very long time publicly but acccepted the fate eventually when he put up warm birthday wishes for his son’s 3rd birthday in October 2013.
Wizkid is said to be one of Nigerian most Controversial musician of al time because he is always in the news every now and then .
He is either in the news when it comes to crazy story or having a hot beef with someone in the entertainment industry not necessary a musician. Wizkid has dated a beautiful young girl called Tania Omotayo , this girl is now somewhat of a celebrity too as her relationship with Wizkid has made her a popular face in the entertainment world.
Couple of years ago when Wizzy was still coming up in the Nigeria Entertainment Industry , he was welcomed and praised by everybody even Nollywood Actress who is now a mother, Tonto Dikeh loved him very much .
Wizkid was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dikeh because the actress bought him a brand new car as at then .
It is true that OJB Jezreel was the person that first discovered Wizkid but he couldn’t build him up to become a big star but Banky W did what needed to be done , signed him to his E.M.E record label .
After he got signed unto E.M.E record ,Wizkid released a single titled “Holla At Your Boy” and it was this single that blew him , infact this song remain one of his hottest singles .
Before his fame , he has been doing some underground work if you have heard this song he did with MI Abaga “fast money fast cars” Wizzy killed the track with his unique voice and style.
This was his first major break in the music industry according to his twitter handle .
Wizkid’s Songs Both Old And New
- In My Bed,
- On Top Your Matter,
- Love My Baby,
- Show You the Money,
- Jaiye Jaiye,
- Don’t Dull,
- Gidi Girl,
- Mummy Mi,
- Wiz Party,
- One Question,
- No Lele,
- Emi Ni Baller
- Kind Love,
- Holla at Your Boy,
- Expensive Shit,
- Scatter the Floor,
- EME Boyz,
- Wad Up,
- Oluwa Lo Ni,
- Ki Lo Fe,
- Slow Whine,
- Tease Me/Bad Guyz,
- Shout Out,
- 2013 Channel O Music Video Awards (Most Gifted Video of the Year – ‘Azonto’)
- 2013 Ghana Music Awards (African Artiste of the Year)
- 2013 City People Entertainment Awards (Musician of the Year)
- 2013 The Future Awards (Musician of the Year BET Awards)
- 2012 ( Best International Act: Africa Headies)
- Won the 2012 BET award for the best African act….. Just to mention a few
Wizkid Net Worth
After much digging, his estimated net worth stands at $12 Million. His actual net worth might be more or less than this but the indices we used in analysing his net work landed us on this figure . (Forbes Estimates)
Wizkid’s has hot new girlfriend and her name is Justin Skye . If you haven’t seen her before let me be the first to introduce her to you .
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