Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Wizkid real/full name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, He born 16 July 1990 to a polygamous home based in Surulere Lagos , Nigeria . Wizkid Biography reveals that the young super star started his career from the church choir just like some other Nigeria singers did .
Ayo Balogun was discovered by OJB Jezreel at the age of 11 before OJB discovered him on the street when he had already had 7 tracks but they couldn’t gain any recognition due to poor promotions .
When Wizkid started his career years back before he hits his stardom he was called “Lil Prinz” but when he finally made it to the top of his game he later changed his stage name to Wizkid . Till date the young star has been adressed as Wizkid though he once changed his stage name to Wizman but it was very obvious that the new stage name doesn’t make any scene and couldn’t take effect as everybody still call him Wizzy.
Wizkid Nigerian artist was signed to OJB Jezreel record label at the age of 11 . The effort was not enough to make it big in the music industry , Wizkid later moved to join Banky W in his record label where he released a song that blew him and gave him the fame that he has long waited for . Wizkid official song after taking music professionally was “fast money fast cars” in 2006 but he was feature by M.I Abaga who was the original owner of the song .
Wizkid was introduced to Nigerian music background by M.I , but Star boy Wizkid was not really noticed on the song except for those few people who loved his unique voice and was eager to
know who took that chorus .
Wizkid released a song titled “Holla At Your Boy “, the song was welcomed by Nigeria especially the youth because it was filled with swag display . Just few weeks after releasing the track , he
came out with the video and it was a bomb and this credits was
attributed to Banky’s name .
Wizkid was able to stay consistent with the release of other beautiful tracks like “Don’t Dull, and Tease me” .
Wizkid has performed on local and international stage because he gets shows more than every other Nigerian singer , he has a lot of fans home and abroad because he is ladies choice .
He has performed on international stage with some America singers including Akon, Kardinal Official ,Young Jeezy ans so on . He has also won a lot of Awards including 2012 BET award for the best African act and many more .
Wizkid became engulfed in rifts with several artists including his erstwhile boss Banky W and former label mate Skales. Other artists include Davido, Dammy Krane, Saeon, Tonto Dikeh, Samklef and blogger Linda Ikeji.
In 2012, Wizkid signed a one-year endorsement deal with Pepsi reportedly worth 350,000 U.S dollars. He travelled to Beirut, Lebanon with Tiwa Savage for a Pepsi commercial shoot.[On 28 May 2013, Premium Times reported that Wizkid signed a one-year deal with MTN Nigeria. Moreover, the news source reported that Wizzy’s Pepsi contract was renewed for another two years. On 23 October 2013, BellaNaija reported that Wizkid signed an endorsement deal with Guinness for the “Guinness World of More” concert. The concert was held at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos on 3 November 2013. On 18 June 2015, Pulse reported that Wizkid ditched MTN and signed a ₦128 million naira deal with GLO
Wzkid Biography/profile summary :
FULL NAME : Ayodeyi Ibrahim Balogun
|STAGE NAME: Wizkid |
DATE OF BIRTH : wizkid date of birth is July the 16th, 1990 |
RECORD LABEL: Empire Mate Entertainment EME |
Place Of Birth: Surulere Lagos
|NET WORTH : ????
Contact: Visit his instagram : Wizkidayo