Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Born on July 16th, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria), prominently known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, stage performer, and entrepreneur.
What is Wizkid Net worth in 2021?
Wizkid’s net worth is approximately $30 million in dollars, while he is estimated to be worth N11 billion in Nigerian currency. He is one of the famous and richest musicians in Nigeria.
Wizkid Biography (Early life)
Wizkid was conceived on the 11th day of July 1990 in Lagos State, Nigeria. His father is a Muslim, while his mother is a Christian. He completed his elementary and secondary school in Surulere Lagos State Nigeria, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate and his WAEC. He developed an interest in music at a young age but was not given the needed support from his parents.
Wizkid Musical Career
Wizkid started recording music at age 11 and manage to release a collaborative album with a music group known as the Glorious Five, a music group he formed with a couple of friends in the church.
In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W music label ‘E.M.E. his hit single ‘Holla at yur boy’ brought him into the limelight; the song was from his debut album’ Superstar’ which was released in 2011. Songs from the album include “Pakurumo,” “Tease Me,” “Don’t dull.” “Love my baby.” He left E.M.E after his contract expired.
Wizkid announced his decision to establish his record label ‘Star Boy’ on March 5, 2013. In 2016, his collaboration with Canadian Rapper Drake on the song ‘One Dance,’ brought him international recognition. The song reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. He was the first Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter in February 2014.
Wizkid Albums and Eps
His Albums include:
• Ayo (2014)
• Sound from the other side(2017)
• Made in Lagos(2020)
Wizkid Eps include:
• Empire Mate state of mind (with E.M.E) (2012)
• Soundman vol.1 (2019)
• His first endorsement with Mtn was in 2013
• He then signed a deal with Guinness
• His Pepsi deal in 2012 was worth $350,000 U.S Dollars
• His deal with Globacom was worth N128 Million in 2015
• His deal with UBA was worth N1 billion in 2019
• He is a brand ambassador to Tecno and Ciroc.
Wizkid Net worth according to Forbes 2021
Wizkid estimated net worth, according to Forbes, is roughly $30 Million while his net worth in Naira is 11 billion. He is among the wealthiest Musicians in Nigeria and Africa.
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Wizkid Personal Life
Wizkid has three sons from different women, and they are Boluwatife, Ayo, and Zion.
He fathered his first child at the age of 21. Wizkid impregnated an undergraduate ‘Shola Ogudugu,’ and she gave birth to his first son ‘Boluwatife’ in 2011.
His other sons are Ayo who’s mother is Binta Diallo is Wizkid’s second son, while Jada Pollock is his third son, Zion.