Birth Day July 16th, 1990
Birth Place Surulere, Logos, Nigeria
Age 31 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer, and songwriter. He is famous for his hit four studio albums such as "Superstar", "Ayo", "Sounds from the Other Side", & "Made In Lagos" which albums consists of many original songs such as "Holla at Your Boy", "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Jaiye Jaiye", "One Question", "On Top Your Matter", "Pakurumo", "Oluwo Lo Ni", "Smile", "No Stress", "Ginger", "Longtime", "No Stress", and much more. He is best recognized for signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 and also knows for establishing his label imprint Starboy Entertainment in 2013 where she signed Maleek Berry and Legendury Beatz to his imprint in April 2013, signing of L.A.X in August 2013, & the signings of Efya, R2Bees, Mr. Eazi (2016), Terri (2018). In 2017, Billboard reported that he signed a multi-album worldwide record deal by an African artist with RCA Records a subsidiary of Sony Music.
Additionally, Wizkid featured in the music videos "Follow Me", "Oluwa Lo Ni", "Molowo Noni", "Familiarity", "Won Gbo Mi", "Bombay", "Boogie Down", "Show You The Money", "On Top Your Matter". He made his theatrical film debut in the Nigerian comedy movie "The Return of Jenifa" in 2011 and he worked with Naeto C Ikechukwu and M.I while developing his craft. He co-wrote "Omoga You Too Much" a song from Banky W's The W Experience album. In 2014, he became the first Nigerian musician to have over one million followers on Twitter and was invited as a special guest for some show on Tinie Tempah's tour of the UK in 2014. He won several awards like Grammy Award, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, Billboard Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MOBO Awards, & more. He has huge social media fans with more than 5 million followers on Instagram, 4 million followers on Twitter, 2 million followers on Facebook, & 500K subscribers on YouTube. On 5 April 2016, he became Nigeria's first artist to be listed on Billboards Twitter Last 24 hours chart, following his guest feature single "One Dance" on Drake's Afrobeats-infused, which charted a number 21. In May 2016, his single "One Dance" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with topping the charts in 15 different countries.

On 12 August 2021, Wizkid released a remix of his song with Teams "Essence" featuring Canadian superstar Justin Bieber, who personally stamped the song as "song of the summer". He released his fourth album "Made in Logos" in October 2020 which album includes the single "Essence" which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July at No. 82 and is currently at No.54. In 2021, he was the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits.

Early Life

With the name of Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, he stepped into this world for the first time on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Logos, Nigeria. He held Nigerian nationality and belonged to the African-Nigerian ethnicity. By religion, he is Christian & Islam as his father practiced Islam and his mother was a Pentecostal Christian. His zodiac sign is Cancer as per his birth date. Black is his race and he recently celebrated his 31 birthday on 16 July 2021.
Wizkid was born to his father, Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, and his mother, Jane Dolapo Balogun. He has 12 siblings.
Moving towards Wizkid's education, he attended Ljebu Ode Grammar School. He joined Lagos State University for one year. Later, he attended and transferred to Lead City University but he dropped out after having completed only 2 sessions.

Personal Life

Wizkid is currently single and focuses on his career. Previously, he had an affair with Oluwanishola Ogudugu. As a result of their affair, she gave birth to their son named Boluwatife Balogun in 2011 but he denied the allegation that he was the father. However, he eventually admitted that he had an affair with Ogudugu and was the father of Boluwatife. Then, he had an affair with Binta Diamond Diallo, and together, he has a son named King Ayo (Born in 2016) as well as he was in a relationship with Jada Pollock and he had a son named Zion Ayo-Balogun with his girlfriend Jada Pollock in 2017. He confirmed the news on his official Twitter account. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight.
Moreover, Wizkid was in a relationship with American model and singer Justine Skye (2016-2017). They were first linked in June 2016 based on their social media activity. The dating rumors gained further momentum when music blogger Ovie tweeted that Wizkid was sharing at the One Music Africa Fest event with his girlfriend Skye. In 2017, the couple had ended their relationship because of the long-distance equation. Later, he was linked with fellow Nigerian singer Tiwas Savage in 2018 after singer and songwriter, Davido hinted at their relationship through his tweets.

Net Worth

As of 2021, Wizkid has an estimated net worth of around $4 million whereas his major sources of income come from his singing and songwriter career. He earns almost millions of dollars in salary income every year. He has done endorsement work for the bands and products including MTN, Hennessy, Guinness, GLO, & Frost of London. He signed a one-year endorsement deal with Pepsi reportedly worth $350000 US in 2012. In 2015, he signed a ₦128 million deal with GLO. He has several large houses in Nigeria and the US. His Surulere mansion is reported to be worth $36140 while his Lekki mansion is worth $189040.

Body Measurement

The versatile singer, Wizkid stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (162.5 cm) with a slim body build. He has a balanced bodyweight of 60 Kg (132 Ibs). Likewise, he has a pair of dark brown eyes color and his hair color is black.

List of Awards and Nominations received by Wizkid

  • 2014- African Muzik Magazine Awards for "Caro", "Slow Down", "Surulere Remix"
  • 2015- African Muzik Magazine Awards for "Ojuelegba"
  • 2015- AFRIMA Awards for "Ayo", "Ojuelegba"
  • 2017- AFRIMA Awards for "Come Closer"
  • 2019- AFRIMA Awards for "Fever", "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2016- African Pride Awards
  • 2016- American Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2012, 2016, 2017- BET Awards
  • 2020- BET Award for "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2016- BET Hip Hop Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2016- Billboard Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2020- BreakTudo Awards
  • 2011- Channel O Music Video Awards for "Holla at Your Boy", "Molowo Noni"
  • 2012- Channel O Music Video Awards for "Pakurumo"
  • 2013, & 2014- Channel O Music Video Awards for "Baddest Boy", "Azonto", & "Slow Down", "Pull Over", "Bad Girl"
  • 2011- City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2013- City People Entertainment Awards for "Fine Lady"
  • 2014- City People Entertainment Awards for "On Top Your Matter", "Pull Over"
  • 2012- Future Awards
  • 2010, & 2011- Dynamix All Youth Awards for "Holla at Your Boy"
  • 2012, & 2016- Ghana Music Awards
  • 2013- Ghana Music Awards for "Time Bomb"
  • 2014- Ghana Music Awards for "Slow Down"
  • 2016, & 2021- Grammy Awards for "Views", & "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2017- iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2017- iHeartRadio Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2017- Juno Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2016- Latin American Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2016- LOS40 Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, & 2020- MOBO Awards
  • 2014- MTV Africa Music Awards for Slow Down"
  • 2015- MTV Africa Music Awards for "Show You The Money"
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2016- MTV Europe Music Awards
  • 2016- MTV Video Music Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2021- Net Honours
  • 2020, & 2021- NAACP Image Awards for "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2011- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for "Tease Me/Be Guys"
  • 2012- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for "Superstar", "Pakurumo", "Girl", "Familiarity"
  • 2013, 2014- "Nigeria Entertainment Awards for "Beat of Life" & "Pull Over", "Caro", "Jaiye Jaiye"
  • 2015- Nigeria Entertainment Awards for "Ojuelegba"
  • 2011- Nigeria Music Video Awards for "Holla at Your Boy"
  • 2013- Nigeria Music Video Awards for "Sexy Mama", "Caro"
  • 2017- People's Choice Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2016, & 2017- Soul Train Music Awards for "One Dance" & "Come Closer"
  • 2019, & 2021- Soul Train Music Awards for "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2016- Soundcity MVP Awards for "Roll Up", "Sweet Baby", "Logos to Kampala"
  • 2017- Soundcity MVP Awards for "Come Closer", "Ma Lo", "Tonight"
  • 2010, & 2021- Soundcity MVP Awards for "Fake Love", "Soco", "Fever"
  • 2016- Teen Choice Awards for "One Dance"
  • 2011, & 2012- The Headies Awards for "Holla at Your Boy", & "Superstar"
  • 2013, & 2014- The Headies Awards for "Azonto", "Baddest Boy", & "Pull Over", "Caro", "Bad Girl"
  • 2015- The Headies Awards for "Ojuelegba", "Say You Love Me", "Sisi", "Ayo", & "Final (Baba Nla)"
  • 2018, 2019, & 2020- The Headies Awards for "Come Closer", "Ma Lo", "Sounds from the Other Side", & "Fake Love", & "Joro", "Smile", "Totori"
  • 2014- World Music Awards for "Eledumare"
  • 2011, 2012- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for "Holla at Your Boy", "Dance for Me", "Azonto"
  • 2013, & 2015- 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for "Slow Down", & "Ojuelegba"
  • 2019- 4Syte TV Music Awards for "Tokyo"

Discography

Studio Albums

  • On 12 June 2011- "Superstar"
  • On 17 September 2014- "Ayo"
  • On 14 July 2017- "Sounds from the Other Side"
  • On 30 October 2020- "Made In Lagos"

Singles

As Lead Artist

  • 2010- "Holla at Your Boy", "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull"
  • 2011- "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo"
  • 2012- "Oluwa Lo Ni"
  • 2013- "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter"
  • 2014- "One Question" (featuring Yemi Sax), "Joy", "Bombay" (featuring Phyno), "Show You the Money"
  • 2016- "Daddy Yo" (featuring Efya)
  • 2017- "Sweet Love", "Come Closer" (featuring Drake), "African Bad Gyal" (featuring Chris Brown), "Naughty Ride" (featuring Major Lazer)
  • 2018- "Energy (Stay Far Away)" with Skepta, "Fever", "Soco", "G Love" (with Krept & Konan)
  • 2019- "Joro"
  • 2020- "Escape" (with Akon), "Smile" (featuring H.E.R), "No Stress", "Ginger" (featuring Burna Boy), "Longtime" (featuring Skepta), "Essence"

As Featured Artist

  • 2008- "Fast Money, Fast Cars"
  • 2009- "Turn by Turn", "Omoge You Too Much"
  • 2010- "My Party", "Omo To Shan", "Molowo Noni", "Familiarity"
  • 2011- "Good Life", "Girl", "Gaga", "No Fronting", "Baddest Boy", "Fine Lady", "Dance for Me", "Get Down Tonight", "Change", "Shorty", "Follow Me"
  • 2013- "The Matter", "Sexy Mama", "Slow Down", "Love You", "New Bounce", "Bad Girl", "Caro", "Pull Over", "Elenivan", "Won Gbo Mi", "The Way"
  • 2014- "Number One Lover", "Ginger", "Ojoro Cancel", "Gal Bad", "Jeje", "Feel Me", "Oje", "Oh Baby", "Crazy", "Kabelai"
  • 2016- "One Dance", "Mamacita", "U Don't Know"
  • 2018- "Bella", "Borrowed Love"
  • 2019- "Brown Skin Girl"
  • 2021- "Sponono"

Promotional Singles

As Lead Artist

  • 2009- "You Fine", "Mamiwata", "Wind It", "Wapa (Be Correct)"
  • 2010- "Ori Mi"
  • 2011- "Don't Dull Remix"
  • 2012- "Azonto", "Sisi Nene", "Let's Get This Party Started", "Calling You", "Thank You"
  • 2013- "Sweet Potato", "Only Man She Want (Remix)", "Sexy Mama", "Talk", "Juru", "Drop", "Outro (Love Music)", "Nobody But You", "Logos to Soweto", "That's Me"
  • 2014- "Dance Go (Eau de Vie)"

As Featured Artist

  • 2009- "Feel Da Vibe (Leave 'em Alone)"
  • 2010- "Formula"
  • 2011- "Salute Remix"
  • 2012- "Chilling", "Ms. International", "Reppin For My City", "Lamba Remix", "Samba (Beat of Life)", "Time Bomb", "Bad Man", "Where You Dey", "That Girl"
  • 2013- "Nubian Queen (Refix)", "Aboki (Remix)", "Emi Ni Baller (Remix)", "Murder Dem Remix", "For Example Remix", "U Go Kill Me"
  • 2014- "Boogie Down", "Logout", "You Garrit (Remix)"

Guest Appearances

  • 2009- "Tanker"
  • 2010- "Intoxicated"
  • 2011- "Olofofo"
  • 2012- "Dance", "Prices", "Painting The Town", "No More Sleeping On Em"
  • 2013- "Warn Yourself", "Blown Away", "Koko's", "Jah Love is True", "Komotion", "Pull Over Remix", "Surulere Remix"
  • 2014- "Emi Ni Baller" (Cuppy Remix), "Mine"
  • 2015- "I Just Want To Thank You"
  • 2015- "Boom (feat. MOTi, Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid, & Kranium)"
  • 2017 "Sundown", "My Love"
  • 2018- "Checklist"
  • 2019- "I Like"
  • 2021- "System"

Cameo Appearances

  • 2009- "Lagos Party"
  • 2010- "Give It To Me"
  • 2012- "Oleku", "Dami Duro"
  • 2013- "Good Good Loving", "Finally"

Covers and Freestyles

  • 2011- "No Time", "It Wasn't Me (No Church In The Wild Cover) FreeMix"
  • 2012- "Zombie (freestyle)", "Ole (Lamba Freestyle)", "Turn on the lights"
  • 2013- "No Worries freestyle"
  • 2014- "22/16"

Music Videos

  • 2011- "Follow Me", "Familiarity", "Omo To Shan", "Oluwa Lo Ni", "Holla at Your Boy", "Pakurumo", "Molowo Noni", "Tease Me/Bad Guys"
  • 2012- "No Fronting", "Girl", "Get Down Tonight", "Let's Get This Party Started", "Baddest Boy", "Dance For Me", "Fine Lady"
  • 2013- "The Matter", "Azonto", "Sexy Mama", "Slow Down", "Caro", "Pull Over", "Bad Girl"
  • 2014- "On Top Your Matter", "Kokose", "Ginger", "Jeje", "Won Gbo Mi", "Bombay", "Boogie Down", "For Example Remix", "Show You The Money", "In My Bed", "Eleniyan"

Tours

  • 2021- "Made in Logos Tour"

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