Wizkid

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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (stage name Wizkid) was born on July 16, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. He comes from a large family and is the last of six children.

Wizkid started singing at age 11; he sang in his church's choir and released a 7 track album entitled "Lil Prinz". Wizkid's first song featured one of Nigeria's celebrated musical icon, OJB Jezreel.

Moreover, in 2006, Wizkid collaborated with Naeto C and Ikechukwu prior to rising to stardom. In 2009, Wizkid became a household name within Nigeria's musical landscape; he was featured on M.I's "Fast Money, Fast Cars", and Kel's "Turn by Turn". Wizkid was featured on Banky W's album, The W Experience, after getting signed to Empire Mates Entertainment.

Wizkid began recording songs for his debut album, Superstar, several months prior to the June 9, 2011 release.

Wizkid has won 7 awards, including Ghana Music Awards (African Artist of the Year) in 2013, BET Awards 2012 (Best International Act Africa) in 2012, Hip Hop World Awards 2012 (The Headies) in two nominations, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2012, in two nominations, Mobo Awards (Best African Act) in 2011.

Wizkid launches search for a young vulcanizer online after finding him, offers to send him to school

Wizkid launches search for a young vulcanizer online after finding him, offers to send him to school

Wizkid launches search for a young vulcanizer online after finding him, offers to send him to school
Wizkid's first babymama shares cute baby photo of her herself and son

Wizkid's first babymama shares cute baby photo of her herself and son

For some parents, having the same blood run through their children's veins is not the only thing they tend to give. Ogudu Oluwanishola and her son could easily pass for twins in the cute baby photo she recently shared.

Wizkid's first babymama shares cute baby photo of her herself and son
Wizkid gives little-known musician shot at stardom, signs him to Starboy music

Wizkid gives little-known musician shot at stardom, signs him to Starboy music

Popular Nigerian musician Wizkid has increased the number of musicians signed to his Starboy record label. He has signed a little-known musician named Terri. The famous musician made this known via his Instagram page.

Wizkid gives little-known musician shot at stardom, signs him to Starboy music
3 ‘interesting’ parts of Wizkid’s new video you shouldn't miss

3 ‘interesting’ parts of Wizkid’s new video you shouldn't miss

Popular Nigerian musician Wizkid has released a new video titled Soco. This video is a little different from what one expects from the Starboy CEO. NAIJ.com has curated three reasons why you should watch this new video.

3 ‘interesting’ parts of Wizkid’s new video you shouldn't miss
Wizkid reveals he will marry all his baby mamas if given the chance

Wizkid reveals he will marry all his baby mamas if given the chance

Nigerian music artiste Wizkid has shared his most desired intent in a recent interview with Urban FM, the Star boy himself revealed that if he can have his way, he would love to marry all his baby mama's at once.

Wizkid reveals he will marry all his baby mamas if given the chance
Popular music star reveals how his parents found out about his 3rd son on social media, says he wants a girl child

Popular music star reveals how his parents found out about his 3rd son on social media, says he wants a girl child

Award winning Nigerian music star Wizkid has publicly revealed how his parents heard about the arrival of his third son. Ayodeji disclosed that his parents heard about the birth of his son, Zion-Ayo Balogun, on social media.

Popular music star reveals how his parents found out about his 3rd son on social media, says he wants a girl child
Wizkid reveals the only condition that can make him get married and settle down

Wizkid reveals the only condition that can make him get married and settle down

While on air at Urban 96.5 FM Lagos, Wizkid was asked if the R2bees were signed to his Starboy label as widely believed but he corrected the notion, saying the affiliation was never contractual and was only borne out of friendship

Wizkid reveals the only condition that can make him get married and settle down
Wizkid shows off his expensive toys in new photos

Wizkid shows off his expensive toys in new photos

Wizkid has taken to social media to show off some of the luxury cars he owns. The popular Nigerian musician was seen posing with his Mercedes G-Wagon and what appears to be a Bentley. The photos are quite interesting.

Wizkid shows off his expensive toys in new photos
Nigerian journalist shades Wizkid says his songs are boring and predictable

Nigerian journalist shades Wizkid says his songs are boring and predictable

Popular Nigerian music star Wizkid has been attacked by a journalist identified as Tofarati Gt Ige on Facebook, who criticized Wizkid's music, saying they are all monotonous, boring, predictable and lacks flavor.

Nigerian journalist shades Wizkid says his songs are boring and predictable
Wizkid set to acquire new monkey after getting goat pet

Wizkid set to acquire new monkey after getting goat pet

Just recently, Wizkid revealed to social media users that he’s gotten himself a pet goat and he dressed it in gold chains and expensive wears. Again, the Manya crooner is set to acquire another pet, this time it's a monkey.

Wizkid set to acquire new monkey after getting goat pet
Daddy blues! Wizkid reveals he is missing his new baby Zion, posts lovely photos of him online

Daddy blues! Wizkid reveals he is missing his new baby Zion, posts lovely photos of him online

Wizkid can’t get over the fact that he is a father for the third time. The Nigerian star took to his Instagram page to share photos of his new baby Zion. He also said he was missing him. The boy's mum also shared an image of him.

Daddy blues! Wizkid reveals he is missing his new baby Zion, posts lovely photos of him online
Wizkid shows off his new pet goat on social media, Davido reacts

Wizkid shows off his new pet goat on social media, Davido reacts

Wizkid recently surprised many when he took to social media to show off his latest acquisition. He got himself a new pet goat. Some of his famous friends including Davido have shared their thoughts on this latest development.

Wizkid shows off his new pet goat on social media, Davido reacts
'No one should be responsible for your happiness' - Wizkid baby mama Shola Ogudu says

'No one should be responsible for your happiness' - Wizkid baby mama Shola Ogudu says

In a reply, Shola narrated she doesn't care about what wizkid does, that no one should ever determine your happiness, she only tries to make herself happy, take care of her son and live her life happily. That she copes well.

'No one should be responsible for your happiness' - Wizkid baby mama Shola Ogudu says
John Boyega reveals why he used Wizkid’s song in an American movie

John Boyega reveals why he used Wizkid’s song in an American movie

Nigerian musician Wizkid is definitely at a high point in his career. His song Daddy Yo was used in an American film titled Pacific Rim Uprising. This was revealed by Nigerian-British actor John Boyega via his Twitter account.

John Boyega reveals why he used Wizkid’s song in an American movie
Who are the most handsome male singers in Nigeria?

Who are the most handsome male singers in Nigeria?

Are you wondering who the most ★ HANDSOME MUSICIAN ★ in our country is? ★ Whom would you consider as the winner? Naija.ng offers you our list of the five most handsome guys in Nigeria. Are you agree with us? Leave your comments

Who are the most handsome male singers in Nigeria?
Wizkid dazzles in mask to perform at Davido's #30BillionGang concert in London

Wizkid dazzles in mask to perform at Davido's #30BillionGang concert in London

Nigeria’s two biggest music exports at the moment; Wizkid and Davido made yet another moment to remember recently as the former made a surprise appearance at the latter’s Brixton lap of his 30BillionGang UK Tour.

Wizkid dazzles in mask to perform at Davido's #30BillionGang concert in London
Wizkid posts a cheeky photo online, hints at having a new ‘girlfriend’

Wizkid posts a cheeky photo online, hints at having a new ‘girlfriend’

After he posted a photo on his Instagram page, Wizkid has caused a ‘mini’ storm online. This is because he hinted at having a new girlfriend. Even though he does not show the face of the girl, he hinted that she may be the one.

Wizkid posts a cheeky photo online, hints at having a new ‘girlfriend’
To mark Valentine's Day, Wizkid and Davido celebrate the women in their lives

To mark Valentine's Day, Wizkid and Davido celebrate the women in their lives

Despite their bad boy personas Popular Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Davido also celebrated Valentine’s Day. Wizkid celebrated the women in his life. Davido chose to do the same with his sisters, daughters and his babymamas.

To mark Valentine's Day, Wizkid and Davido celebrate the women in their lives
Wizkid says although he was born broke, he would die rich

Wizkid says although he was born broke, he would die rich

Top Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has revealed that although he was born broke, he will never die poor. The singer who comes from a family of six children and listed as the 7th richest artiste in Africa took to twitter to reinforce the

Wizkid says although he was born broke, he would die rich
Wizkid seen hanging out with Banky W, Tunde Demuren and show promoter Paul Okoye in new photos

Wizkid seen hanging out with Banky W, Tunde Demuren and show promoter Paul Okoye in new photos

It appears popular Nigerian musician Wizkid has been ‘forgiven’ for missing Banky W’s wedding ceremony. While it cannot be confirmed that there was any angst from Banky W towards Wizzy, many felt this was the case.

Wizkid seen hanging out with Banky W, Tunde Demuren and show promoter Paul Okoye in new photos
Wizkid flaunts another customised diamond encrusted wristwatch worth about N30m

Wizkid flaunts another customised diamond encrusted wristwatch worth about N30m

Barely a few days after flaunting a N439m wristwatch, Starboy Wizkid is back again and this time, he is showing off another iced out wrist watch, a diamond encrusted Patek Philippe designer piece. Read more on the story.

Wizkid flaunts another customised diamond encrusted wristwatch worth about N30m
Nigerian man slams Wizkid over ‘his’ N439m watch, says he could have helped 400 youths start a business

Nigerian man slams Wizkid over ‘his’ N439m watch, says he could have helped 400 youths start a business

Wizkid recently caused a storm on Nigerian social media. This is because he was spotted wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth $1.2million. The high price of it made a fan advise Wizkid on how he could have spent the money.

Nigerian man slams Wizkid over ‘his’ N439m watch, says he could have helped 400 youths start a business
Top 3 naija celebs who spend millions on luxury, they own multimillion naira wrist watches

Top 3 naija celebs who spend millions on luxury, they own multimillion naira wrist watches

Fast cars, fancy houses and designer labels are mostly associated with the good life and Nigerian celebrities definitely love the luxurious lifestyle. Here are some celebrities who rock designer wristwatches worth millions

Top 3 naija celebs who spend millions on luxury, they own multimillion naira wrist watches
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