WizKid Net Worth 2020
|Real Name:||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Birth Date:||16 July 1990|
|Birth Place:||Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria|
|Profession:||Singer, Song Writer|
|Years active:||2001 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. As of present Wizkid is an international singing star with several awards to hos name. This article discloses everything you should know on Wizkid net worth, biography, career, and accomplishments.
WizKid’s Early Life
Wizkid was born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on 16 July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian and his father practices Islam. Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He grew up with music of great Nigerian artiste like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. In a radio interview with Tim Westwood in 2012, he said his father has three wives. Wizkid was once known by the stage name Lil Prinz until 2006. He later met OJB Jezreel, a record producer who prevented him from recording for a year. While visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios frequently, he watched 2 Face Idibia record songs for his Grass 2 Grace album. He later signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009.
Wizkid started the recording of his debut studio album Superstar in 2009. He released “Holla at Your Boy” as the album’s lead single on the 2nd of January 2010. The song was nominated for Best Pop Single but earned him the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011. Wizkid toured London in 2012 and performed at the HMV Apollo on 4 June 2012.
On the 5th of January 2015, Wizkid dropped the music video for his song “Ojuelegba”, a song that highlights the struggles he endured in the early years of his recording career. The song’s official remix features vocals from Drake and Skepta; it premiered on OVO Sound Radio in July 2015. Wizkid released his third studio album Sounds from the Other Side on 14 July 2017.
The Nigerian hit maker has released three albums in total so far, including —
- Superstar (2011)
- Ayo (2014)
- Sounds from the other side (2017)
Achievements & Awards
Wizkid is an award winning Nigerian musician and song writer. In 2016, Wizkid was recognised internationally for his collaboration with Drake on the global hit song “One Dance”, which reached number one spot in the charts of 15 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. He later went on to sign a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017.
Wizkid’s third studio album called Sounds from the Other Side was released on 14th of July 2017. The album Sound from the other side was graced by five hit singles: “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love”, “Come Closer”, “African Bad Gyal” and “Naughty Ride”. He was then listed in the 2018 Guineas World Record for is contribution to “One Dance” being the first Afrobeats musician to be listed.
Wizkid has three male children with three different women. In August 2011, Nigerian Entertainment Today reported Wizkid fathered his first child at the age of 21. After investigations, the newspaper concluded Wizkid impregnated a then-undergraduate student Sola Ogudugu. He has since fathered two more children with two more women. As of this writing, he is still unmarried and his relationship status is unknown.
He has found himself engulfed in battles with several artists on social media countlessly including the likes of Banky W, Skales, Davido, and Dammy krane.
WizKid Net Worth 2020
Wizkid’s earnings comes from various endorsement deals. Throughout his career, he has held multiple big contracts with some big players, such as Pepsi, Guinness, MTN and Glo. He is the ambassador for Ciroc Premium Vodka and he has also worked with Nike many times.
When it comes to his spending, he has several large houses in Nigeria and the US. His Surulere mansion is reported to be worth $36,140, while his Lekki mansion is worth $189,040. A huge amount of the money Wizkid earns comes from various endorsement deals. He is also a big fan of expensive cars, which he enjoys purchasing for himself. His clothes and accessories are also worth a fortune. He’s a big fan of Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Wizkid owns a diamond wristwatch worth $1.2 million.
Wizkid net worth 2020 is approximately $4 million. Considering that his career is still very much active, this figure may just continue to increase.