Wizkid born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on 16 July 1990. He started 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.
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. His 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, he 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.
Wizkid Educational Background
He was a 200L student of Lead City University where he was studying International Studies until 2010 when he dropped out after coming to the limelight and went into music.
Wizkid Date of Birth – Wizkid Age
He was born on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, a residential and commercial area of Lagos.
He grew up in an interfaith household with twelve female siblings. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian and his father practiced Islam.
Wizkid Son – Wizkid Children
He is a father of three boys from three different mothers. His first son is Boluwatife Balogun who was born in 2011 from his relationship with Sola Ogudugu. His second son Ayodeji Balogun was born in 2016. At first, Wizkid didn’t accept the child and the mother, Diallo Binta insisted that Wizkid was the father and even came up with a paternity test to buttress her point.
His third child is Zion Balogun born in late November 2017. His mother Jada Pollock is Wizkid’s manager. The relationship between the two was unknown until the arrival of the baby.
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Wizkid Private Phone Number
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Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wizkidmusic
Wizkid Tour Dates | Concert
- Tuesday 07 August 2018 – Saturday 11 August 2018
MEO SUDOESTE 2018
Herdade da Casa Branca, Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal
- Thursday 09 August 2018 – Saturday 11 August 2018
Way Out West Festival 2018
Slottsskogen City Park, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Saturday 11 August 2018
One Africa Music Fest 2018
Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Coney Island, NY, US
Ayo is the self-titled second studio album by Nigerian recording artist Wizkid. It was released on September 17, 2014, by Starboy Entertainment and Empire Mates Entertainment. It is the follow-up to his debut album, Superstar.
Release date: 17 September 2014
Label: Empire Mates Entertainment
Genres: Afrobeat, Highlife, Reggae
Awards: The Headies Award for Best R&B/Pop Album
Nominations: The Headies Award for Album of the Year, MORE
Wizkid Album: Superstar (2011)
Wizkid began recording his debut studio album, Superstar, in 2009. On 2 January 2010, he released “Holla at Your Boy” as the album’s lead single. The song earned him the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011, and was nominated for Best Pop Single at the aforementioned awards show. The music video for “Holla at Your Boy” was nominated for Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards. It was also nominated for Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).
On 2 April 2010, he released “Tease Me/Bad Guys” as the album’s second single. The song was initially released as a freestyle. “Don’t Dull”, the album’s third single, was released on 6 December 2010. The album was recorded in English and Yoruba. It was released on 12 June 2011, by Empire Mates Entertainment.
The album incorporates elements of R&B, dancehall, and reggae. He collaborated with a wide range of music producers, including E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats and Samklef. The album features guest appearances from Banky W., Skales, D’Prince and Wande Coal. It was initially scheduled for release on 14 February 2011, but was later pushed back. On 12 June 2011, he hosted an album launch party at the Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel and Suites. The album’s launch party featured performances from Banky W, Skales, 2face Idibia, Samklef, Wande Coal, D’Prince, Olamide, eLDee, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Lynxxx and Seyi Shay. Superstar garnered Best Album of the Year at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and was nominated for Album of the Year at The Headies 2012.
- Sounds from the Other Side – 2017
- Ayo – 2014
- Homecoming – 2013
- Superstar – 2011
Wizkid Songs – List Of All Wizkid Songs – Wizkid Latest Song
- African Bad Girl
- African Bad Gyal ft. Chris Brown
- All For Love ft. Bucie
- Baba Nla
- Beat Of Life
- Body Hot (Remix) Ft. Praiz
- Cant Believe Ft. Ty Dolla
- Come Closer ft. Drake
- Daddy Yo
- Dirty Wine ft. Ty Dolla $ign
- Don’t Dull
- Expensive Sh*t
- Fake Love
- For Me
- Gbese ft. Trey Songz
- Ghetto Youth
- Gidi Girl
- Holla At Your Boy
- In My Bed
- Jaiye Jaiye
- Kind Love
- Lagos Vibes
- Love My Baby
- Medicine (Remix) Ft. Flavour
- Mummy Mi
- Naughty Ride
- On Top Your Matter
- One Dance – Drake ft. Wizkid & Kyla
- One For Me ft. Ty Dolla $ign
- Picture Perfect
- Shabba ft. Chris Brown, Trey Songz
- Show You the Money
- Sweet Love
- U Don’t Know
- Wine To Di Top (Remix)
- Wiz Party
- Yapa (Remix)
Wizkid Latest News
Wizkid announces release date for Made In Lagos
Fans of Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid, are in a joyous mood following the singer’s announcement of the release date for his upcoming album, Made In Lagos. The 28-year-old Starboy Music boss took to Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday to announce the release date for his new project. “01.10.18” Wizkid tweeted, then he followed it up with another tweet of the album title, ‘’#MadeinLagos,” he wrote.
The latest album is the fourth body of work coming from Wizkid after the release of his debut album, Superstar seven years ago. Since then, the Surulere, Lagos-born star has serenaded his fans with another album, Ayo released under the Empire Mates Entertainment imprint in 2014 as well as the internationally distributed EP, Sounds From The Other Side in 2017. Sounds From The Other Side released and distributed un- der RCA Records/Sony Music International last year sold a total of 6,286 units in its first week.
From that time, he has also sold out the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena this year and emerged as an am- bassa- dor for Ciroc and announced new US tour dates. On account of his incursion into the foreign music arena, along with others like Davido, Afrobeat is now emerging as a more prominent music form on the American music radar. However, observes believe Wizkid is trying to maintain a hold on the local market with the new album. Currently consisting of ten tracks, Made in Lagos is scheduled to be released on October 1st.
Source: August 10, 2018
10 Things You Might Not About Wizkid
1. He Began Singing at the Age of 11
Although it might have taken some years before he finally broke into limelight, he is not exactly a kid in the music industry. He started singing at the young age of 11 in local churches. At that young age, he could already handle being a vocalist as well as being a lead singer in the church choir.
He has also been a songwriter and been hanging around prominent people in the music industry for a very long time before he broke into limelight.
2. Wizkid a Member of a Gospel Singing Group “Glorious Five”
Although their albums might not have been much of a hit, Wizkid was actually a member of a gospel singing group called ‘Glorious five’ and they released an album together before they eventually parted ways after Wizkid decided to pursue a solo career in pop music. The group consisted of Wizkid and four of his other church friends.
3. He is a Father
Many fans have playfully suggested that he change his name to ‘Wizdad’ as he is no longer a kid but now a father to a very handsome boy, Boluwatife Balogun. Boluwatife was born on October 2010 by his babymama, Oluwanishola Ogudugu. Although he publicly denied having a son for a very long time, he eventually owned up in October 2013 after he put up warm birthday wishes for his son’s 3rd birthday.
4. He Used to Be Known as Lil’ Prince
Well, if you ever hear the name Lil’Prince being used in reference to Wizkid, don’t be amused because Wizkid used to be called Lil’ Prince during his gospel singing days.
5. He is Highly Controversial
This is one Nigerian artist that is always in the news for both good and crazy things. There’s always one crazy story, fight or beef involving Wizkid.
6. He is 28 Years Old
Although Wizkid’s official age is put at 28 years old, many people argue and swear that Wizkid is only 25 years old. Well, we wouldn’t know what is on his birth certificate for sure but what we do know is that Wizkid’s official date of birth( as seen on Wikipedia) is July 16, 1989, which makes him 28 years old this 2017.
7. Wizkid is Dating Tania Omotayo
He has been going steady with this young, beautiful lady Tania Omotayo, who is now somewhat of a celebrity too as her relationship with Wizkid has made her a popular face in the entertainment scene.
8. He owns a Record Label
After parting ways with EME music, his former record label, Wizkid went on to start his own record label, Starboy records and now has a couple of artist signed under the label as well.
9. He has a Unique Voice
One thing that that has undoubtedly helped his success in the music industry is his unique voice. Wizkid’s voice.
10. He was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dikeh
For a very long time, the rumor mills were agog with stories about Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid being a couple until both parties came out to vehemently deny ever hooking up or being a couple.
Wizkid Daddy Yo
Wizkid Drake – One Dance with Drake
On April 5, 2016, he became Nigeria’s first artist to emerge on Billboard’s Twitter Last 24 hours chart following his guest feature on Drake’s afrobeat-infused “One Dance” single, which charted at number 21 and in May 12, 2016, the song reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a position it kept for 10 non-consecutive weeks. The single went on to become an international smash hit, topping the charts in 15 different countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France and Germany. The single thereby became his first number-one single as a featured artist in these territories.