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Ayodeji Islam Balogun, born July 16, 1990, is a Nigerian music star who is also known as Wizkid or Starboy. Because of his contribution to the growth of African music culture over the years, he is one the most important Afrobeats artists on the continent. Wizkid was previously known as Lil Prince. He became a national sensation with the release of Holly At Your Boy. This single was the lead single from his debut album, Superstar. You can also refer to him as Big WIZ or Machala.
|Wizkid WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA|
|Full Name:||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Born:||16 July 1990, age 32|
|Place of birth:||Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Origin State:||Lagos State|
|Parents:||Ibrahim Balogun, Jane Dolapo Balogun|
|Children:||Boluwatife Balogun, Zion Ayo-Balogun, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jr.|
|Siblings:||Yetunde Balogun, Lade Balogun|
|Girlfriend * Wife||Tonto Dikeh, Seyi Shay, Savage, Oluwanisola Ogudugu (ex. ), Binta Diallo (ex. ), Jada Pollock (curr. ), Jada Pollock (curr.|
|Occupation:||Singer * Songwriter|
Wizkid was born to Mr. Ibrahim Bulogun (father), and Mrs. Jane Dolapo Bologun [mother] on the 16th of July 1990. His parents were inter-faith, with his father practicing Islam and his mother following the Christian faith. His parents named him Ayodeji Balogun.
He is a native of Ogun State, South West Nigeria. He comes from a large family, as he has 12 siblings who are all women. He was raised in a multi-gamous family in Surulere City, Lagos State. His father is a married man to three wives.
He co-founded the Glorious 5 music group at the age of 11. They released an album, before he left to pursue solo career opportunities. He went by the stage name Lil Grundz during this time. Listening to music legends such as Fela Aknikulapo Kuti and Bob Marley, Lucky Dube and Sunny Ade fueled his interest in music.
Wizkid was born to a wealthy family that allowed him to attend top private schools in Surulere.
He was admitted to Lagos State University, but he dropped out in 2009. Later, he applied to Lead City University in Ibadan and was granted admission. He managed to complete two academic sessions before withdrawing to face the music.
The Baloguns did not spare any expense to provide their son with a high-quality education. Wizkid went to top private schools in Surulere, for both his primary and second school education.
After receiving his West African School Certificate, the student was admitted to Lagos State University. He dropped out of the university after that.
Wizkid signed a record agreement with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. This was managed and owned by BankyW. His songwriting skills were first exposed to the public when he co-wrote Omoge you Too Much. This was one of the songs on Banky W‘s album The W Experience. He also began recording Superstar that year and released his lead single Holla at Your Boy on January 2, 2010. The song became a huge hit and earned him The Next Rated Artist award from The Headies in 2011.
The second single from the album, Tease me/Bad Guys was released in the public domain on April 2, 2010. The project’s third single, Don’t Dull was released on December 6th 2010. After two years of recording the project and compiling it, Superstar was finally released on June 12, 2011. It is a blend of Afrobeats and Reggae and was launched at Eko Hotel and suites. The album received numerous nominations and was awarded the Best Album of the Year award at the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Social Media Handle
2013 was the year Wizkid became Nigeria’s first artist to reach one million Twitter followers.
He has more than 13.1 million Instagram followers.
- Instagram handle – @wizkidayo
- Twitter handle @wizkidayo
Wizkid is 31 at the time. He is 31 years old at the moment. Rumours suggest that the star is currently in a relationship with Jada Polk, his manager and mother to his third son, Zion Alogun. Some blogs also claim that he is dating Tems. Wizkid still loves his kids and spends his time with them when he’s not making music on the road or in the studio.
Wizkid has been often referred to as one of Africa’s top three musicians. The Burna Boy, Davido are the other two. The most loyal fan base in Nigeria is Wizkid FC. Wizkid is also known as Starboy, Big Wiz, or BIG W.
He is 32 years old and was born in Lagos. He is not yet married but he has three children from different women. In 2011, he was the father of Boluwatife. At the time, he was only 21 years old. He loves his family and spends his spare time with them, or taking them to beautiful places.
Rumours have it that he is currently dating Jada, his manager. She happens to be his mother, Zion Alogun. Another manager is Sunday Are. He also announced the signing of Terri as a singer in 2018.
The singer is well-known for his distinctive fashion style and has many properties around the globe. He currently divides his time between his homes in Lagos and Ghana.
Wizkid is a father to three.
- Boluwatife balogun was mothered Oluwanisola Ogudugu
- Ayodeji balogun was mothered Binta Dillo
- Zion Balogun was mothered Jada Polk
Jada Pollock is not included in the list of his ex-girlfriends and baby mamas. Wizkid also had a relationship with Tonto Dikeh and Tiwa Savage in the past.
Wizkid is a highly successful musician and music executive from Africa. He makes a lot of royalties on his songs, and he also earns money by organising shows and performing at shows around the globe.
Wizkid is valued at US30 million.
Wis child’s international recognition came when Drake collaborated with him on ” one Dance“, a chart-topping single that was charted in many countries, including the United States. He is also credited as the author. He also featured Drake in Come closer.
Wizkid will release an Album Made in Lagos on October 15, 2020. However, due to protests in Nigeria against End SARS, the album was stopped. Wizkid also has other albums and projects.
- Superstar (2011)
- Ayo (2014)
- Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
- Made In Lagos (2020)
Compilations and EPs
- Empire Mates State of Mind (2012) (with EME).
- Soundman Vol. 1 (2019)
- Made in Lagos
- Made In Lagos Deluxe
- Sounds from the Other Side
- Soundman vol 1