Wizkid Biography: Ayo Balogun Biography, Net worth And carrier Achievements

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known popularly by his stage name WizKid is currently one of the fastest rising Nigerian entertainers in the music i...

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known popularly by his stage name WizKid is currently one of the fastest rising Nigerian entertainers in the music industry.

How Old Is Wizkid

The biography of wizkid shows that, wizkid date of birth is July the 16th, 1989 and in July 2016- wizkid age is therefore 27.

Just like many celebrities that started their music career in the church, wizkid profile as a singer began at the age of 11 and was known then as “Lil Prinz” and he rebranded his name in 2006 when his music career came into limelight.

Wizkid Profile

Wizkid Nigerian artist recorded his first album at the age of 11, the album was produced by one of the most celebrated music producers in the country-OJB Jezreel and it was a 7-track album that was released for his church in Lagos.

The 2006 album launch was well received by Ayo Balogun’s parents, friends and other artistes. Ayo Balogun’s growing passion for music and the use of his God given talent inspired him to get back into the studio and perfect his music acts.

It was in 2006 that Ayo Balogun dropped his initial stage name- Lil Prinz and he began working with some of the best artistes in Nigeria today, these include- Naeto C and Ikechukwu.

More About Wizkid, Nigerian Artist

Since 2006, Wizkid songs enjoyed continuous radio plays, while He himself enjoyed collaboration with the best artistes in Nigeria but it was not until 2009 when this young talent got his first major break in the music industry- according to wizkid twitter, His collaboration with one of Nigeria’s best rappers and MCs-MI Abaga, on “fast money fast cars” track drew major attention to Wizzy’s unique voice and style. Ayo Balogun is also a song writer.

Aside being featured by so many established artistes, Ayo Balogun also featured in several TV commercials, the most recent is the Pepsi Co. advert which also featured one of the best female performers-Tiwa Savage.

His first TV commercial was “Turn by turn” by Kel’s which became Barcel√≥’s radio jingle.

Ayo Balogun signed a multi-million naira deal with the Empire Mates Entertainment {EME}, a recording label owned by versatile performer and one of the best R&B artistes cum producer and manager- Bank W, in 2009.

Ayo Balogun has continued to release hit songs with EME records since 2009, his music career has gone beyond the chores of Nigerian borders especially with his numerous international stage performances and collaboration with international artistes such as Drake, Chris Brown, Akon, Kardinal Official, and Young Jeezy to mention just a few.

In 2010, Ayo Balogun fully broke into the music industry with the release of his smash hit singles; “Don’t dull”, “Holla at your boy”, and “Tease me”.

Ayo Balogun’s debut album- “Super star” was released in 2011 and in June 2011 also, he performed several sold-out concerts in Nigeria, UK, and the United States.

Wizkid Biography is not complete without making mention of some of his numerous awards.

Ayo Balogun won the 2012 BET award for the best African act, and between 2010 till date, he has also won several other numerous awards in Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, and the US.


Wizkid currently has a net worth that stands at $12 Million. 

Wizkid is the Chairman and CEO of the “StarBoy” music record label; a label which is in partnership with “Disturbing” London, and hosts the likes of Maleek Berry, LAX, and Mutayo Flif.

He started the record label in 2013, after a dispute with his former boss, Banky W.

Wizkid makes money from the booking of his artistes, singles release and album sale (although he’s still the only one to have released an album under the record label). In endorsements, Wizkid has gone far. He is the only male ambassador in Nigeria for giant soft drink brand Pepsi.

According to reports, the deal made Wizkid Just N70Million richer and his partner is the OgaMadam herself Tiwa Savage.

When Wizkid signed a deal with MTN for N40Million, they must have thought he was in for the long term but with no significant improvement on the table when it was time for renewal, GLO didn’t waste time to pounce waving an endorsement deal in the excess of N100million to the superstar.

Also in 2013, Guinness came knocking with an endorsement deal in the region of N100Million for Wizkid which he signed and became a brand ambassador. Wizkid’s other income means is his bookings.

Wizkid charges N2M – N4M per show for bookings and charges N30k – N400k per show for organized events and concerts.

Wizkid who is sometimes referred to, as the Justin Beiber of Africa is rumoured to have a filling station in Victoria Island, Lagos; although for unknown reasons, he refused to confirm or deny the report.

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