Wizkid ⇑ Full Biography ⇑ Age, music, Net Worth and Awards

Wizkid ⇑ Full Biography ⇑ Age, music, Net Worth and Awards

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, who is better and popularly known on the stage and by fans as Wizkid sometimes he is also been called Lil prinz. Ayodeji is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. And have as well done collaboration music with foreign artist like Drake, Zara Larsson, Vybz Kartel, and some others not mentioned here in this publication.

FULL NAME: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (also known as wizkid or Lil prinz)

OCCUPATION: singer, song writer, and a performer

GENRES: Afro-beat, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Afro-pop

AGE: 27

BIRTH DATE: 16th of July 1990

RECORD LABEL: Starboy

NET WORTH: $14,000,000 (million) U.S dollars

MARITAL STATUS: Complicated

YEARS ACTIVE: 2001 till Present.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun started recording of music when he was at the age range of 11 and he then managed to release a mind blowing collaborative album with the glorious five. Which were his friends in his church formed as Group. Then in the year 2009, he signed a record label with Banky W’s record label known as the (E.M.E) Empire Mates Entertainment. Ayodeji prominence debut in the year 2010 with the shot-out and release of the song “ Holla at your boy “ that was from his premiere studio album, superstar in the year 2011. The below list of songs were also release as a single tracks from the superstar album

  1. Tease Me/Bad Guys
  2. Don’t Dull
  3. Love My Baby
  4. Pakurumo and
  5. Oluwa Lo Ni

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Wizkid aka lil prinz self titled the second studio album as AYO and this was released in the month of September 2014 and he proceded by stormy six (6) singles which are as follows>

  1. Jaiye Jaiye
  2. On Top Your Matter
  3. One Question
  4. Joy
  5. Bombay and
  6. Show You the Money

His profession as a musician, song-writer and as well producer and performer in the Nigerian music industry has greatly earned him several achievements like BET awards, MOBO awards, the headies awards and some others which will mentioned later on in this publication.

Which got a wide-spread and as number one choice in over fifteen (15) countries including the  united state of America, the united kingdom, Canada, and as well Australia. In addition to his solo hard works, Wizkid has collaborated with series of other top artists and has got him featured on the hits… some of the artist that has featured him and songs he was featured in are as follows,>>

  1. “Girl” Bracket ft wizkid
  2. “Fine Lady” Lynxxx ft wizkid
  3. “Sexy Mama” Iyanya ft wizkid
  4. “Slow Down” R2Bees ft wizkid
  5. “The Matter” Maleek Berry ft wizkid
  6. “Pull Over” KCee ft wizkid and
  7. “Bad Girl” Jesse Jagz ft wizkid.

Following the expiration of his five (5) year’s record contract he had with Empire mates entertainments (E.M.E) owned by Banky W and the release of his second studio album, he then left the E.M.E on the 1st of march 2017, from reliable source of Billboard Magazine, who reported that wizkid aka Lil Prinz signed a multi album deal with RCA Records. The deal was actually first reported by several media group outlets in the month of September 2016. The chairman and chief executive organization (C.E.O) of RCA records who is the person of PETER EDGE, publicly confirmed and agreed with the signing while speaking to Music Business Worldwide in January 2017.

Wizkid was also ranked as the 5th by hierarchy on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of Top 10 Richest and bankable African artist of the year. And in the month of February 2014, wizkid became the number on ever Nigerian musician to have over a total of one million followers of fans on twitter social networking. In addition to this he became the first Afro-beat artist to show up in the Guinness World Records for his contribution to drake’s hit song which was titled “One Dance”.

Endorsements

In the year 2012, wizkid signed an endorsement deal with Pepsi which was reported to be worth of Three hundred and fifty thousand {$350,000} U.S dollar……..for the purpose of this deal, he had to travel down to Beirut, Lebanon along side with Tiwa Savage for a Pepsi commercial photo shoot.. And on the 28th of may 2013, it was reported that wizkid aka Lil Prinz signed an endorsement deal with Guinness for the “Guinness World of More” concert held at the Eko convention centre of the Eko Hotel & Suits located in Victoria island, Lagos state of Nigeria on the 3rd of November 2013. Also on 18th of june 2015, wizkid ditched MTN and signed a deal worth of ₦128 million naira with GLO

Nominations and Awards

Wizkid’s participation to the Music Industry in Nigeria which has earned him several achievements listed below.

  1. He is the recipient of two BET Awards
  2. three Billboard Music Awards
  3. two iHeartRadio Music Awards
  4. one MTV Europe Music Award
  5. four MTV Africa Music Awards
  6. two SoundCity MVP Awards
  7. three MOBO Awards,
  8. six The Headies Awards
  9. two Channel O Music Video Awards
  10. six Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  11. two Ghana Music Awards
  12. two Dynamix All Youth Awards
  13. two City People Entertainment Awards

In addition, he has been nominated five times at the MTV Europe Music Awards, three times at the American Music Awards, four times at the World Music Awards, and once at the Grammy Awards. Moreover, he received an ASCAP plaque for his songwriting contributions to Drake’s “One Dance

RUMORS AND SCANDALS

A lot of rumors and as well scandals about this celebrity wizkid….but we will be revealing few of them to you in this publication. In the year 2012, wizkid was said to be dating a far older actress named Tonto Dikeh. Even as the rumor went round media that he was caught on camera Red-Handed doing some reciprocating movement in-between the celeb laps.

Wizkid also went on to abuse fans on twitter bragging about his wealth telling them how poor they are before him. He was also rumored that he knock heads with old label mate named Skales in the public and some others not mentioned here.

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