Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990),[3] known professionally as Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W.'s record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song "Holla at Your Boy" from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from the Superstar album. Wizkid's self-titled second studio album, Ayo, was released in September 2014 and was preceded by six singles: "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You the Money".

In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, "One Dance", which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several other artists and was featured on the hits "Girl" (with Bracket), "Fine Lady" (with Lynxxx), "Sexy Mama" (with Iyanya), "Slow Down" (with R2Bees), "The Matter" (with Maleek Berry), "Pull Over" (with KCee) and "Bad Girl" (with Jesse Jagz).

Following the release of his second studio album and expiration of his 5-year recording contract, Wizkid left E.M.E. On 1 March 2017, Billboard magazine reported that Wizkid signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records.[4] The deal was first reported by several media outlets in September 2016.[5] The chairman and CEO of RCA Records, Peter Edge, somewhat confirmed the signing while speaking to Music Business Worldwide in January 2017.[6]

He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.[7][8] In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.[9][10] Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist to appeared in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake's hit song "One Dance".[11][12]



Daddy Yo
Daddy Yo is a song by musical artist WizKid, released on December 23, 2016.
Bovic is a song by musical artist WizKid, released on November 19, 2016.
Best of Wizkid
Best of Wizkid is an album by WizKid, released on November 10, 2016.
Eleniyan is a song by musical artist WizKid, released on August 30, 2016.

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Wizkid performs again with OBO in London
  –  February 20, 2018
Check out the video below. Wizkid has signed a new artist named Terri to Starboy Entertainment. The singer made this announcement on Twitter, explaining that he met his new signee in December 2017, after the singer tagged him in a video on Instagram.
Wizkid becomes first African musician to have an official jersey from Nike
  –  February 9, 2018
WorldStage Newsonline--- Ayodeji Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid has become the first African musician to have an official jersey, “Wizid FC” designed by the International Sport wear, Nike. The Star Boy jersey, “Wizid FC” , an official jersey of Nigerian ...
Wizkid is a household name in America unlike Shatta Wale, Sarkodie - Actor
  –  February 7, 2018
Ghanaian actor Bernard Aduse-Poku has stated that Nigerian musician Wizkid is a household name in the US but his Ghanaian counterparts are not. According to him, songs belonging to the starr boy Wizkid and other Nigerian artistes are mostly played on ...
Talented Barber Fanyi designs Fela, Wizkid and Davido’s Faces On Clients Head (Photos)
  –  February 8, 2018
Remember the creative Nigerian barber, @_fanyi who carved out Davido and Wizkid’s faces on his clients’ head ... composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.
EXTRA TIME: Why Obafemi Martins and music artiste Wizkid are kings of Lagos parties
  –  January 31, 2018
The Nigeria international is definitely a huge fan of the afrobeat artiste as they spent time together in a seaside lounge Obafemi Martins caught up with music star Wizkid, this time around at Oniru private beach in Lagos where they both partied.
New Music: Wizkid x Ceeza Milli x Spotless x Terri – Soco
  –  February 20, 2018
Off Starboy‘s forthcoming Made In Lagos EP, Wizkid teams up with Ceeza Milli, Spotless and new signing Terri on this new single titled Soco. The track was produced by Northboi and the video will be released soon.
Wizkid is a household name in America unlike Shatta Wale, Sarkodie - Actor
  –  February 7, 2018
You don’t hear Ghanaian songs on prime time radio…You have no idea the Nigerian songs being played during prime time in America, Power FM and they are playing Nigerian music. Right now Wizkid is a household name in America, whether you like it or not ...
Pepsi Music Ambassadors, Wizkid, Davido, preach love
  –  January 14, 2018
Pepsi Music Ambassadors, Wizkid and Davido, used the platforms of their headline concerts during the yuletide to preach peace and love among Nigerians. At a Concert show at the Eko Hotel Convention centre, Lagos, on Christmas eve, Wizkid, who put up the ...
EXTRA TIME: Obafemi Martins parties with Wizkid and top music stars
  –  January 5, 2018
It’s worth a million dollar party as the Super Eagles forward grooved with the best talents in the Nigerian music industry Shanghai Shenhua forward Obafemi partied with top Nigerian artistes Wizkid, CDQ and MasterKraft in an undisclosed location.


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