Wizkid Fame Story, Biography And Net Worth

Wizkid Fame Story, Biography And Net Worth

Wizkid Fame Story, Biography And Net Worth


Wizkid now known as Big Wiz is a globally recognized Nigerian singer and a songwriter who has worked with other high-profile global musicians such as Drake.

Wizkid is currently working on lunching his own clothing line and has been able to secure endorsement with major brands like Pepsi, Guinness, MTN and GLO.

He is the ambassador for Ciroc Premium Vodka and as well worked with Nike many times. He is one of the most famous Nigerian artists.

The first Nigerian to accumulate 1million followers on Twitter.


His real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.

Wizkid was born on july 16th, 1990 in Lagos state.

The popular musician was born into a family of 12 siblings and was raised by a Christian mother and Muslim father.

Wizkid attended church while growing up which enhanced his interest in music.

He formed a musical group with some of his friends from church.

Bob Marley and King Sunny Ade were his musical role models.


In 2009, Wizkid began to work on his first album “Superstar” after dropping out from the university to sign top Empire Mates Entertainment, a Nigerian record label.

The album was released in 2010 which earned him many awards including the Best Album of the year in 2012.

Next Rated Award in 2011.

He performed at the HMV Apollo in 2012 to a sold out crowd.

His next deal was Empire Mates Entertainment’s compilation album.

Empire Mates State of Mind for which he toured United States and Canada alongside other artists to promote the release. Wizkid began to work on his second album titled ‘Ayo’ in 2012 which was delayed till 2014 maybe because the tracks were much and he featured a lot of well-known American musicians like rapper Tyga.

In 2017 he collaborated with Drake and Chris Brown, Ty Dolla Sign, Trey Songz and Major Lazer to release his third album “Sounds from the other side”


His musical style is mainly hip-hop; afrobeat, reggae, R&B genres and dancehall. Wizkid’s total net worth as at the time I wrote this article is roughly $20 million and he is rated by forbs as the richest Nigerian hip-hop artist.

Wizkid has labored from zero to hero

Updated: June 27, 2021 — 4:01 pm

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