Wizkid Biography, Age and Wiki
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, also known as Wizkid or Starboy, is a well-known musician from Nigeria who was born on July 16, 1990. Due to his contribution to the development of the music scene over the years, he is regarded as one of the top three Afrobeats performers from the African continent. Wizkid, formerly known by his stage name Lil Prince, rose to fame after the release of Holla At Your Boy, the first single from his critically acclaimed debut album Superstar. His other names are Big Wiz and Machala.
He gained notoriety internationally in 2016 when he contributed vocals to Drake’s Grammy-winning single, One Dance, which became a worldwide success. In October 2020, the singer-songwriter released Made In Lagos, his fourth studio album. Since its release into the public domain, the album has gone on to garner numerous awards and break numerous records. Essence, one of the album’s best songs, made history as the first song from Nigeria to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Wizkid secured a record deal with Banky W-owned and -operated Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. When he co-wrote the single Omoge You Too Much from Banky W’s album The W Experience, he first gave the world a taste of his extraordinary songwriting talent. He started work on his debut album, Superstar, that same year, and on January 2nd of that year, 2010, he released the project’s lead single, Holla At Your Boy. His prominence in the music industry skyrocketed because to the song, which also helped him win the prestigious Next Rated Artist prize at The Headies in 2011.
Tease Me/Bad Guys, the second single from the album, was made available to the general public on April 2, 2010. While the third single from the album, Don’t Dull, was made available as a Christmas jam on December 6, 2010. Superstar, a blend of Afrobeats, Dancehall, R&B, and Reggae sounds, was ultimately launched on the 12th of June 2011 during a launch party held at the Eko Hotel and Suites after two years of recording and compiling the project. The album received multiple nominations before taking home the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment Awards’ Best Album Of The Year trophy.
Wizkid Net Worth
Wizkid is a hugely successful musician and one of Africa’s most important artists. He receives a lot of royalties for his songs, and he also generates money by planning and taking part in concerts all around the world.
Approximately $60 million is thought to be Wizkid’s net worth.