Facts you need to know about wizkid

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On our series of profiling Nigerian celebrities, we present to you today the star singer Wizkid’s bio, profile and facts. Enjoy!!

So get ready to say happy birthday day to the Starboy, and let’s go through his life so far.

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Wizkid Biography

Just like many celebrities that started their music career in the church, wizkid profile as a singer began at the age of 11 and was known then as “Lil Prinz” and he rebranded his name in 2006 when his music career came into limelight.

Career Background

Wizkid recorded his first album at the age of 11, the album was produced by one of the most celebrated music producers in the country-OJB Jezreel and it was a 7-track album that was released for his church in Lagos.

The 2006 album launch was well received by Ayo Balogun’s parents, friends and other artistes.

Ayo Balogun’s growing passion for music and the use of his God given talent inspired him to get back into the studio and perfect his music acts.

It was in 2006 that Ayo Balogun dropped his initial stage name- Lil Prinz and he began working with some of the best artistes in Nigeria today, these include- Naeto C and Ikechukwu.

Wizkid Early Rise

Since 2006, Wizkid songs enjoyed continuous radio plays, while He himself enjoyed collaboration with the best artistes in Nigeria but it was not until 2009 when this young talent got his first major break in the music industry- according to wizkid twitter, His collaboration with one of Nigeria’s best rappers and MCs-MI Abaga, on “fast money fast cars” track drew major attention to Wizzy’s unique voice and style.

Ayo Balogun is also a song writer. Aside being featured by so many established artistes, Ayo Balogun also featured in several TV commercials, the most recent is the Pepsi Co. advert which also featured one of the best female performers-Tiwa Savage.

His first TV commercial was “Turn by turn” by Kel’s which became Barceló’s radio jingle.

Ayo Balogun signed a multi-million naira deal with the Empire Mates Entertainment {EME}, a recording label owned by versatile performer and one of the best R&B artistes cum producer and manager- Bank W, in 2009 And the rest is history as they say it.

Interesting Facts About Wizkid

1. Wizkid is the most streamed African Artiste on digital platforms with over 1billion digital streams.

2. Wizkid the is most followed person on Twitter Nigeria, and the most followed African artiste on Twitter.

3. Wizkid has revealed he is a charitable person, but he doesn’t announce his works in the media.

4. Wizkid didn’t write Drake’s one dance, but he was involved in the production of the song heavily with many influences from him.

5. He is the last and only son in the family.

6. His favourite Color is Black.

7. Wizkid got his first car in 2011 Black Honda Accord i-VTEC.

8. Wizkid started off singing at 11 under the name ‘Lil Prinz’.

9. He formed a group back then at 11, Glorious Five.

10. His Group, Glorious Five went on to release a 7-Tracker Album and released the album in the Church.

11. He made 10,000 from the total sale of his first album (with Glorious 5)

12. Wizkid’s first International Collaboration was with Akon on Don’t Dull (Remix).

13. Wizkid ‘Ayo Ibrahim Balogun’ was a student of Ijebu Ode Grammar School.

14. Wizkid was booked all through December of 2012, sometimes he had to shuttle between 4-5 shows.

15. Wizkid’s Tease Me spurred out of his provocative conversation with his Dad who has 3 wives.

From his humble beginning, Wizkid has been lucky enough to have crossed paths with celebrated artists. Some of the figures include 2Face Idibia, Naeto C, Sound Sultan, award-winning producer OJB, among others.

Wizkid Cars

It is not surprising that the Nigerian musician owns lots of automobiles. Wizkid net worth allows him to buy anything he wants.

Actually, it is hard to say whether the following list of cars is completed. He may have much more. Nevertheless, have a look at the cars he currently possesses:

Hyundai Sonata (N6 million)
Black Honda Accord I-VTEC (N8 million)
Mercedes Benz 2012 Compressor vehicle (N10 million)
BMW X6 (N11 million)
Porsche Panamera (N13 million) (was crashed in an accident)
Porsche Cayenne (N18 million)
Range Rover Autobiography 2016 (30 million)
Mercedes Benz Gwagon G63 2016 (40 million)
Bentley car (N45 million)

Wizkid House

According Wizkid has two houses. The first one is in Nigeria, Lagos.

However, no one knows for sure whether he is renting the mansion or has bought it.

The singer, himself announced his new purchase on Twitter in 2013: “New house, thank u, lord.”

The second one is in Los Angeles, USA. Wizkid mansion cost around fifteen million dollars! He bought it in 2016.

The three-storey building of Victorian style with a big swimming pool looks really impressive and luxuriant. His American residence is a paradise full of the latest high-tech things.

Wizkid Net Worth

Reportedly bought a million dollar watch earlier this year. At the moment Wizkid has several assets to his name, some inside info says Wizkid is secretly into the real estate business.

With industry reports on music earnings, and other assets, Wizkid is estimated to be worth 16 million dollars.


Updated: July 16, 2018 — 3:51 pm

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