Wizkid Net Worth & Bio
|Wizkid Net Worth||$30 million US dollars as of 2021|
|Name||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Also known as||Wizkid, Lil Prinz, Wizzy, Starboy, Machala, Daddy Yo, Baba Nla, Big Wiz, Eleniyan|
|Age||16 July 1990|
|State of Origin||Surulere, Lagos|
|Source of Wealth||Music, Youtube, Endorsement, Fashion|
Wizkid Net worth & Biography
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid was born on 16 July 1990. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Born in Surulere, Lagos State, He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
Wizkid grew up in an interreligious household with twelve female siblings. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian and his father practices Islam. He attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He grew up listening to King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. In an interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV, Wizkid said he formed a group called the Glorious Five with some of his church friends. They managed to release an album prior to disbanding. Until 2006, Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz . He later met OJB Jezreel, a record producer who prevented him from recording for a year. While visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios frequently, he watched 2 Face Idibia record songs for his Grass 2 Grace album. He was also present during the recording sessions for Sound Sultan’s debut album Jagbajantis. He cited Naeto C as one of the people who mentored and coached him when he was 15 years old. Wizkid inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He co-wrote “Omoge You Too Much”, a song from Banky W.’s The W Experience album. He also worked with Naeto C, Ikechukwu and M.I while developing his craft. In mid-2009, he dropped out of Lagos State University (LASU). He later attended Lead City University, but dropped out after completing two sessions. Wizkid‘s net worth is estimated to be about $30 million USD.
Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the spotlight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also produced the singles “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, and “Don’t Dull”.
He released the self-titled second studio album, Ayo in September 2014. The album was backed by six singles, including the song “Jaiye Jaiye”. Wizkid left E.M.E after his contract expired. In 2016, Wizkid gained international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the hit single “One Dance”, which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in 14 extra countries. The song broke multiple records, making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the Guinness World Records. He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records In March 2017; and released his third studio album Sounds from the Other Side, the same year. The album was backed by five singles, including “Come Closer” featuring Drake.
Wizkid was featured on the song “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris in 2018, which reached number-one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. The following year, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the single “Brown Skin Girl”, which also reached number-one on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which received commercial success and acclaim, reaching number-one on the Billboard World Album Chart. The album includes the single “Essence” featuring Tems, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten following a remix released by Justin Bieber.
Wizkid was the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify by February 2021, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits.