The Nigerian music industry got a huge prominence due to the effort of some A-list artists, the Grammy award winner Wizkid a.k.a Starboy has paid his dues and this leads us to the biography of Wizkid and his net worth.
Wizkid is a famous musician and one of the best musicians in Nigeria, his name can never be forgotten in the history of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
After numerous songs by this African finest, he is considered the most popular musician in Nigeria and also he is the richest musician in Nigeria.
He is beyond just a Nigerian musician, Wizkid has gained international recognition on different occasions and he is well known all over the world.
Wizkid has worked with the world’s best musicians like Chris Brown, Drake, Rihanna and so many other top-rated singers in the world, he also has featured a lot of Nigerian musicians and also Ghanian and other notable musicians in Africa.
Wizkid holds the record of the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify and other top streaming platforms while also having a huge fan base across all popular social media platforms.
There are some facts about Starboy that are not known to most people even his fans, that is why we will be focusing on the full biography of Wizkid and his net worth, early profile, career, education, songs, awards, cars, houses and every other important information about him.
Without further ado, let us take you through a brief of information on Wizkid’s profile.
|Full Name:||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Date of Birth:||16th, July 1990|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|Education:||Lagos State University, Lead City University|
|Children||Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jr & Zion Ayo Balogun|
|Net worth:||$22 million|
Having seen the profile of Wizkid it will be so interesting to know more about Wizkid’s baby mamas, his girlfriends and his kids and many more.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid was born in Surulere Lagos state Nigeria on the 16th of July 1990, he is from a polygamous family, his father has three wives, his father is also a Muslim while his mother a Christian.
Wizkid is surrounded by twelve female siblings, he was raised in Lagos state and spent most of his childhood life in Surulere Lagos Nigeria.
The fate of his parents was shared among his siblings where some of them were Christians and some Muslims, Wizkid followed his mothers’ path who has been a Pentecostal Christian right from time.
Wizkid grew up listening to King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley and this has been a push for him helping him discover his talent in music and starting his career at an early stage.
Wizkid had his primary school education in Lagos state, then he proceeded to Ogun state for his Junior and Senior Secondary school education at the Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
After he was done with his secondary school education in 2009 he had his tertiary education at the Lagos State University (LASU), unfortunately, he dropped out of school.
Wizkid shows interest in continuing his education and he enrolled at the Lead City University in Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria but after two sessions he dropped out of school again, since then Wizkid has ditched education.
Wizkid as a kid started singing at the age of 11 with his stage name “Lil Prinz”, it was made known that Wizkid joined his church choir and started training himself for the future.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun formed a musical band called Glorious Five group which comprises himself and four other friends of his from his church, the group released a gospel album and later the group got disbanded.
Few months after Wizkid met the now late OJB Jezreel who was a singer, record producer and songwriter, while he visits the studio he was privileged to meet superstars like Naeto C, 2 face and other popular musicians do their thing in the studio, this made him developed a great interest in music and decided to advance.
Wizkid became famous after dropping his debut music album titled “Super Star”, the song was generally loved by music lovers in Nigeria and this is where his fame started. Superstar recording started in 2009 and was dropped in 2011, it consists of the following tracks Holla at your boy, Tease Me/Bad Guys, Don’t Dull, Love My Baby, Pakurumo, and Oluwa Lo Ni.
The album was released under Banky W and Tunde Demuren record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), he went on musical tours in London with E.M.E and when his contract expired Wizkid didn’t renew it.
Wizkid recorded two albums under E.M.E, Superstar and Ayo, both albums were the talk of the town then and he was able to achieve a lot within the space of 5 years he was under E.M.E.
In 2013, Wizkid started his own record label “Starboy Entertainment” and in 2017 he released his third album under it titled Sounds From the Other Side (SFTOS). The album was cooked and released by Starboy Entertainment in conjunction with RCA Records and Sony Music International.
His song genre revolves around Afrobeats, Afrobeat reggae, dancehall, R&B hip-hop and pop, Wizkid is a talented musician with an ability to switch genres and flow steadily.
- Superstar (2011)
- Ayo (2014)
- Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
- Made in Lagos (2020)
Wizkid has had a lot of EP and also singles, he has featured a lot of Nigerian musicians too like Skales, Banky W., D’Prince, Wande Coal, Bella Shmurda and so many others.
Wizkid Relationships (Love Life)
Wizkid has been into a steamy relationship with several ladies, as a star it will definitely be difficult to stay with a lady. Starboy has been seen with a lot of ladies but so far three ladies had a child for him each.
The talented singer has three male children with three different women, Wizkid kids names are Boluwatife Balogun his first child with Sola Ogudugu was born on the 13th May 2011, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jr his second child with Binta Diamond Diallo was born 15th January 2016 and his third son Zion Ayo Balogun with Jada Pallock was born on the 28th October 2017.
Wizkid has been a good and proud father to all his children and he never shy away from his responsibilities.
It is also important to let you know about the rumor of Wizkid dating Tiwa Savage, this wasn’t confirmed but it was so glaring before the two distance themselves.
Below is a list of cars owned by Wizkid, check out Wizkid car collections:
- Hyundai Sonata (₦6.5 million)
- Black Honda Accord I-VTEC (₦8 million)
- Mercedes Benz 2012 Compressor (₦10 million)
- BMW X6 (₦12 million)
- Porsche Panamera (₦15 million)
- Porsche Cayenne (₦18 million)
- Bentley (₦45.5 million)
Wizkid is a classic person and loves exotic cars, he has a lot in his garage and some of those listed above are no more in use.
We believe someone of high value like Wizkid should own a lot of houses, he is wealthy enough to own estates in urban areas but so far so good, according to reports gathered on the internet Wizkid owns 2 houses.
His apartments are located in Lagos, Nigeria; One in Lekki which worth around ₦13 million and the other in Surulere said to be worth around ₦70 million.
Wizkid Business Life
In 2018, Wizkidayo launched his clothing line and it was stocked up with Star Boy clothing collections, this is another stream of income from the talented singer and there has been recorded success of this.
The unveiling of the clothing line took place in Manhattan, New York where he also made a live performance for his fans, the reason for this clothing line according to Wizzy is that he wants his fans to have a piece of him.
His wears were sold out and there comes a restock after that and since then the fashion brand has been a successful investment for him.
Wizkid is a sellable icon, he has got the popularity to make any brand excel in Nigeria, Africa and even worldwide.
In 2012 Starboy signed a one-year endorsement deal with Pepsi which is worth about $350,000 and traveled with Tiwa Savage for a commercial shoot for the brand which got renewed for another two years.
In 2013 Wizkid signed a one-year deal with MTN Nigeria, the biggest telecommunication company in Nigeria and Africa.
In 2013, he also signed an endorsement deal with popular brand Guinness for the Guinness World Of More concert which was held in Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Not leaving out the biggest indigenous telecommunication company in Nigeria Glo, he signed a contract which is worth
Awards & Recognition
As a top musician in Nigeria and Africa, seeing the collection of Wizkid awards fill a room to the brim shouldn’t come as a surprise, the biography and net worth of Wizkid wouldn’t have been complete without this, below are the awards won by Wizkid.
- Promising Artist of the Year, Dynamix All Youths Awards – 2010
- Best New Male Artiste, City People Entertainments Awards – 2011
- Best African Art, Music of Black Origin – 2011
- Next Rated, ‘Holla at Your Boy’, The Headies – 2011
- Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2011
- Artiste of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards – 2011
- Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award – 2012
- Artist of the Year, The Headies – 2012
- Musician of the Year, The Future Awards – 2012
- Best Album of the Year ‘Superstar’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2012
- Best International Act Africa, BET Awards – 2012
- Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, The Headies -2012
- Musician of the Year (Male), Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2013
- African Artist of the Year, Ghana Music Awards – 2013
- Most Gifted Video of the Year ‘Azonto’ Channel O Music Video Awards – 2013
- Best Group Video of the Year ‘Slow Down’ R2Bees ft Wizkid, 4syte TV Music Video Awards – 2013
- Most Gifted Duo/Group ‘Pull Over’ Kcee featuring Wizkid, Channel O Music Video Awards – 2014
- Hottest Single of the Year ‘Pull Over’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2014
- Male Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2015
- Best Recording of the Year ‘Ojuelegba’, The Headies – 2015
- Best R&B/Pop Album ‘Ayo’ The Headies – 2015
- Video of the Year ‘Ojuelegba’ African Muzik Magazine Awards – 2015
- Song of the Year, ‘Ojuelegba’ African Muzik Magazine Awards – 2015
- Album of the Year ‘Ayo’ The Headies – 2015
- Hottest Single of the Year, ‘Ojuelegba’ Nigeria Entertainment Award – 2015
- African Artist of the Year, African Pride Awards – 2016
- African Artist of the Year, Ghana Music Awards – 2016
- Artiste of the Year, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) – 2017
- Best International Artist, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) – 2017
- Song of the Year, ‘Come Closer’ African Music Award (AFRIMA) – 2017
- Best West African Artist, Music of Black Origin (MOBO) – 2017
- Grammy Award for Best Music Video ‘Brown Skin Girl’ with Beyoncé – 2021
Wizkid Net Worth
Wizkid’s current net worth is estimated to be over $22 million, his earnings are attributed to income from his songs, YouTube, his record label, shows, clothing line and also endorsement deals.
To contact Wizkid here are the links to his social profiles: