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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3 reasons why Wizkid failed to show up at Coachella Festival
  –  April 23, 2018
Ubong (@) 2013-07-22 14:22:09.0 Saturday night came and Wizkid was a no-show and despite the grand finale of BBNaija doing well to deviate attention from the singer and his carefully planned release of four singles and a collaboration within the same week ...
Wizkid is running out of chances to redeem himself internationally
  –  April 19, 2018
Wizkid, the golden boy of Nigerian music has proven quite the disappointment when it comes to getting his act together. When it was first announced mid last year that the singer was going to be one of the act headlining 2018’s Coachella Festival ...
New Music: Kiddominant feat. Wizkid – Alright
  –  April 15, 2018
Ace music producer and proven hitmaker – Kiddominant makes his debut as a producer cum singer on this spanking new tune titled Alright. The producer is doing it big as he features StarBoy head honcho – Wizkid on the record.
Wizkid and Davido clash in NET Honours nomination
  –  April 22, 2018
The two will go head to head in the; Most Popular Musician, Most Searched Musician and Most Popular Event category for their respective 2017 end of year concerts – Wizkid the Concert and the 30 Billion Concert. Other categories of the awards include Most ...
Wizkid and his net worth 2018
  –  April 20, 2018
Wizkid is one of the brightest stars in Nigeria and one of the richest as well. If you wonder how wealthy this famous Nigerian musician, is you can check out Wizkid net worth in the post below He was born as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun but became famous as Wizkid.
Nigerians blast Wizkid over absence at Coachefella
  –  April 15, 2018
Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter: @sherrydanesi “Wizkid was irresponsible & should have gotten shit sorted MONTHS in advance. He claims to be the greatest African musician so he should act like it.” @Lirusaint “Wizkid lied ...


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