Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid was born the 16th of July, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He was born into an Islam-Christian home, as his dad was Muslim while his mum was a Christian. He had his early education and life in Lagos State, Nigeria and dropped out of the Lead City University, 2010 when he was in 200L to pursue his full music career.
Wizkid is a father of three boys from three different baby mamas and the first is Boluwatife Balogun, who was born in the year 2011 from his relationship with Sola Ogudugu. The second is Ayodeji Balogun who was born 2016, though there were some complications.
Wizkid rejected the child and his mother at first, but when Diallo Binta insisted that Wizkid was the father, they went for a paternity test and she used that to buttress her point. The third child is Zion Balogun, born by Jada Pollock, WIzkid’s manager. The relationship between the two of them remained off the public space until the baby Zion arrived.
Wizkid Career And Life In The Music Industry
Wizkid Ayo, or born as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun started his music career when he was only 11 years old. He recorded and released his first song, Lil Prinz in 2001 collaborating with the Glorious Five, a church group he formed with his friends then.
He started a full music career in 2006, while collaborating with various other Nigerian entertainment sensations such as OJB Jezreel, Banky W and Naeto C. Around 2011, he released his debut solo music, Superstar under the Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) which is owned by Banky W. It was the music that helped him come fully into the entertainment limelight.
After a lot of delays and record label disappointments, Wizkid released his sophomore album, Ayo in 2014. His second album had the likes of Femi Kuti and other celebrity guest appearances. He then released his one-time hit track, ‘ Ojuelegba‘ which brought him into immediate stardom and was remixed by Drake and Skepta, pushing Wizkid into international recognition.
In 2016, Wizkid Ayo appeared on Drake’s 2016 ‘ One Dance‘ smash single and he signed a major deal with the Sony International and RCA, March 2017.
Drake also assisted his ‘Come Closer’ single and he released his third LP under the deal. The rest are history.
All Wizkid Songs And Albums
Wizkid is no doubt one of the most successful artists in Nigeria and he has collaborated with a lot of other artists, Nigerian and abroad. He has worked with the likes of Drake, Masterkraft, Shizzi, E-Kelly, Samklef , Q-Beats, Jay Sleek, DJ Klem, D’Prince, Banky W., Wande Coal, Praiz, Olaamide, Trey Songz, Chris Brown and Skales.
Some of his albums include:
– Superstar – 2011- Homecoming – 2013
– Ayo – 2014
– Sounds from the Other Side – 2017
Wizkid also has a good number of songs to his credit and a few of them include:
– African Bad Gyal ft. Chris Brown
– African Bad Girl
– All For Love ft. Bucie
– Baba Nla
– Body Hot (Remix) Ft. Praiz
– Beat Of Life
– Cant Believe Ft. Ty Dolla
– Come Closer ft. Drake
– Dirty Wine ft. Ty Dolla $ign
– Daddy Yo
– Don’t Dull- Expensive Sh*t
– Fake Love
– For Me
– Ghetto Youth
– Gbese ft. Trey Songz
– Gidi Girl
– In My Bed
– Holla At Your Boy
– Jaiye Jaiye
– Kind Love
– Love My Baby
– Lagos Vibes
– Mummy Mi
– Medicine (Remix) Ft. Flavour
– Nobody- Naughty Ride
– Ojuelegba- Odoo
– On Top Your Matter
– One For Me ft. Ty Dolla $ign
– One Dance – Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla- Picture Perfect
– Shabba ft. Chris Brown, Trey Songz
– Show You the Money
– Sweet Love
– U Don’t Know
– Wiz Party
– Wine To Di Top (Remix)
– Yapa (Remix) and a good number of other songs
Wizkid Net Worth, Cars And Houses
Wizkid is one of the most successful artists in Nigeria. His record label, Starboy also is doing very fine. He is both a Ciroc and Nike ambassador, making him one of the most envied artist in Africa.
He is estimated to be currently net worth $12 million.
He has been picyured in so many cars that we find it hard to tell which are his own, so we will update this as soon as we can lay hold on them.
As with so many other celebrities, Wizkid is not a saint neither is he free from beefs and controversies. Perhaps the most popular of all was his beef with top Nigerian female blogger, Linda Ikeji.
After that, he also entered into a long termvirtual fight with fellow dancehall artist, Davido and they settled their scores December, 2017. He started another sets of rumours concerning dating married Mavin singer, Tiwa Savage and perhaps, had yet another set of issues with his baby mamas concerning child support.
Wizkid Private Phone Number
We have tried to lay hold of Wizkid’s phone number, but sadly it has not been so possible.
However, you can still reach out to him on his social media handles. We are still making efforts and will update them here as soon as possible.
Wizkid Social Media Handles
Wizkid is one of those the Nigerian Twitter will be boring without and you can testify to that. He uses the social media very well and you can get him on:
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