Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990),[3] better known by his stage name 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 WizKid, released on December 23, 2016.
Bovic is a song by 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 WizKid, released on August 30, 2016.

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Wizkid : "I didn't destroy his relationship with Tania," says singer's baby mama
  –  November 23, 2017
Another day, another drama as Wizkid's baby mama Binta slams a follower on Instagram who called her out. On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Binta took to her Instagram page where she posted a picture of herself with the caption,"Careful what you do to a good ...
Wizkid: "I didn't destroy his relationship with Tania," singer's 2nd baby mama replies fan
  –  November 23, 2017
The Guinean-American model who had a son for Wizkid last year defended herself saying it was never her fault. The argument came after she shared a cute selfie of herself and wrote; “Careful what you do to a good woman cause you will have to deal with the ...
Wizkid, Davido battle for 2017 AFRIMA trophy
  –  November 10, 2017
Nigerian music Arch-rivals, Wizkid and Davido, may have yet another face-off as ... Oumo Sangare and Senegalese Pop-singer. Also, Viviane Chidid, to prove which star has the most dynamic voice to win the gold trophy for best Female Act.
Samini : Why musician refused to support Shatta Wale to fight Wizkid
  –  November 24, 2017
Reggae/Dancehall musician Samini has finally opened up about why he refused to throw his weight behind Shatta Wale when he (Shatta) intentionally attacked Nigerian superstar, Wizkid. His statement comes after the "Ayoo" hitmaker passed some demeaning ...
Wizkid and Davido: two best Nigerian rappers, but who is the richest?
  –  November 23, 2017
We will compare their awards, money, songs and admirers, and will answer the question: Wizkid and Davido – who is the richest? The rapper was born in Atlanta, the USA, in 1992. His real name is David Adedeji Adeleke. The musician was initially very rich ...
Shatta Wale's opinion can't change Wizkid's super star status - TV personality
  –  November 23, 2017
TV personality Chris Kata has challenged views expressed by Ghanaian dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, suggesting that the Nigerian musician Wizkid is not superstar. Shatta Wale in an interview last week disclosed that he doesn’t see anything extraordinary ...


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