Wizkid Biography | All You Need to Know About StarBoy

I know your ears may be itching to hear about one of the fast rising music stars in the Nigerian music industry. This article will tell you all you need to know about him. You just have to keep reading.

Wizkid: Biography, Age, Early Life, Career Beginnings

Wizkid’s authentic name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun and he’s presently 30 years old being born on 16th July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. His father is a moslem while his mother is a Christian and as a child he used to follow his mother to church. Like many other artistes in the music industry, his passion for music started when he joined the choir in his church and his passion made him grow from being just a backup singer to a lead singer.

He created a group; “Glorious Five” with 5 of his church friends and they released an album. Wizkid went to “Ijebu Ode Grammar school”. He’s never been able to complete his tertiary education because for him its music and nothing else. He’s dropped out twice from Lagos state University (LASU) and Lead City University. He was first known as Lil Prinz until 2006 when he changed to Wizkid . His popularity started when he dropped his single “Holla ar Your Boy” in 2011 and since then, he’s been setting the world on fire with his hits. His genres of music are Afrobeats, Reggae, R&B, Pop, Dancehall and Hip hop.

Wizkid’s Albums and EP’s

  1. Superstar (2011)
  2. Ayo (2014)
  3. Made in Lagos (2020)

Compilation Albums and EPs

  1. Empire Mates State of Mind (with EME)(2012)
  2. Soundman Vol. 1

Tracks/Singles

  1. Holla at Your Boy
  2. Tease Me/ Bad Guys
  3. Don’t Dull
  4. Love My Baby
  5. Pakurumo
  6. Oluwa Lo Ni
  7. Jaiye Jaiye
  8. On Top Your Matter
  9. One Question
  10. Joy
  11. Bombay
  12. Show You the Money
  13. One Dance
  14. Daddy Yo
  15. Sweet Love
  16. Come Closer
  17. African Bad Gyal
  18. Naughty Ride
  19. Expensive Shit
  20. Like This
  21. Joro
  22. Ghetto Love
  23. Ojuelegba
  24. Brown Skin Girls
  25. Soco
  26. No Stress

His tracks have earned him so many accolades in the Music industry including endorsements from MTN, Pepsi, Guinness, and GLO. He’s also won 9 Headies awards, 2 Ghana Music Awards, 3 BET Awards, 3 MOBO Awards, 2 MTV Europe Music Awards, 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 4 All Africa Music Awards, 2 City People Entertainment Awards and lots of Nominations. His estimated net worth is about $14 million. Going by his level of success, he’s soon taking over the music industry. Watch the space..

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