Wizkid Net Worth & Biography

 Net Worth:

As of August 2019, Wizkid’s net worth was calculated to be worth around $12 million according to Nigerianfinder.com.

 

Biography

Wizkid whose real names are “Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun,” is a Nigerian superstar musician and songwriter. Wizkid was born on 16th July 1990 in Surulere (a residential and commercial area of Lagos, Nigeria) where he grew up in a household of twelve female siblings. He was born into a polygamous family; his dad married three wives. Even though Wizkid’s father practices Islam, his mother is a Pentecostal Christian.

Wizkid started singing in local churches at age 11 with the stage name “Lil Prinz“, and he was already a lead singer in the church choir. He said he formed a group called the Glorious Five with some of his church friends. The group succeeded to release an album before scattering. Wizkid later met OJB Jezreel, a music producer who prevented him from recording for a year. His musical genres include Afrobeat, Afropop, reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and pop.
Wizkid debut studio album “Superstar” was released in 2011 and his album “Ayo” was released in 2014. Wizkid released the album Sounds from the Other Side in 2017 which reached #91 in the UK and #107 in the US as well as #58 in Canada. He had success with the single “Come Closer” (featuring Drake). Wizkid is best known for being featured on the unique “One Dance” by Drake, featuring Kyla which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK. In 2018, Wizzy, as he is fondly called, was also featured in the Guinness World Records for his contributions to the song.

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