Wizkid is a Nigerian musician and songwriter who goes by the stage name Ayodeji I. Balogun. He was born on July 16, 1990, in the Nigerian state of Lagos. He completed his UBE in Surulere, where he received his first school leaving certificate, as well as his secondary education, where he received secondary school certification and WAEC results.
According to Wikipedia, the budding star grew up to like and have an interest in good music, and he began recording music at the age of 11, which indicates he began recording in 2001. He collaborated with his church mates (GloriousFive) to release their first album. Banky W. signed Wizkid to a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009, and he released his first debut album superstar the following year. Holla at your boy, Tease me, Don’t dull, Pakurumo, Love my darling, and OluwaLo Ni are among the tracks on the album.
When Wizkid released his second single album “AYO” in 2014, he set a new milestone as the first ever Nigerian artist to reach one million Instagram followers. The album ended up being one of the best at the time, and it gave his music career a boost, giving him the international notoriety he had always desired. Some of the album’s hit songs include Jaiye Jaiye, Bombay, On Top of Your Matter, and three others.
In 2017 and 2020, he will release two more albums, Sounds from the Other Side and Made in Lagos, respectively.
His main successful record that gained him international notoriety was his collaboration with Drake on the song “One Dance” in 2016, which earned him a spot on the Billboard Chart and earned him a couple of awards solely for that tune.
Wizkid’s Most Popular Songs Wizkid has been the voice behind a slew of successful singles in the past and present. Below are few of his best popular songs:
- Daddy yo
- Holla at Your Boy
- Jaiye Jaiye
- Come Closer
- Energy (Stay Far Away)
- Essence ft Tems and many others
According to sources, Wizkid has two homes in Lagos, Nigeria: one in Surulere, which is valued at around $13 million, and another in Lekki, which is valued at over $80 million.
He is said to have purchased a new home in the United States in the year 2016. Los Angeles, California is supposed to be the location of the house.
Some of his cars include;
- Lamborghini Urus
- Porsche Panamera
- Mercedes Benz G63 AMG
- BMW X6 crossover
Wizkid’s Net Worth
According to Forbes, Wizkid’s net worth in 2021 is expected to be $30 million, which translates to around 15,000 million Nairas, making him Nigeria’s richest singer in 2021.
This is without a doubt a fantastic success for this 31-year-old Nigerian musician, who has made us proud over the years. Trades of digital music on streaming platforms (Apple Music, Audiomack, Soundcloud, etc.), social media accounts (YouTube, Facebook, promotional advertisements on Instagram, etc.), real estate investments, and local and worldwide endorsement/partnership partnerships are among his significant sources of income/wealth. Not to mention his significant performances around the globe. Wizkid’s Biography and Net