WizKid Net Worth: Height, Girlfriend, Scandal, Age and Full Bio

About

Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is best known for songs like “Essence”, “Joro” and “Come Closer”. He is regarded as one of the most influential African artists of all time.

Wizkid Wiki

Quick Bio

Name Wizkid
Real Name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Age 32
Birthplace Surulere, Lagos
Nationality Nigerian
Ethnicity Nigerian (Yoruba)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Father Name Alhaji Muniru Olatunki Balogun
Mother Name Jane Dolapo
Girlfriend Currently Single
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height (approx.) 5 ft 4 in
Weight (approx.) 60 kg
Net Worth $4 Million
Profiles Instagram, YouTube, Twitter

Net Worth

What is Wizkid’s net worth? Wizkid is a popular Nigerian rapper and songwriter best known for songs like “Essence” and “Fever”.

Wizkid

Moreover, he has also been featured with artists such as Drake and Beyonce.

As of 2022, Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $4 Million.

He makes the majority of his income through his profession as a Rapper.

Relationship

Who is Wizkid dating? Wizkid is currently single as of 2022. He is not married but he has three children with three different women.

According to GistMania, the Nigerian singer was in a relationship with a young undergraduate student named Shola Ogudugu at the University of Benin. They had a romantic relationship which led to her pregnancy. His first son name is Boluwatife Balogun.

Then, Wizkid was in a relationship with an American-Guinean stripper named Binta Diallo and she was pregnant with Wiz’s kid. However, Wizkid denied ownership of the pregnancy at first but later he accepted the responsibility for his child. Their child was named after him Ayo Balogun Junior.

Wizkid also had a relationship with his British-Jamaican manager Jada Pollock who got pregnant with his child as well. She gave birth to a son who was named  Zion Balogun.

Measurements

What is Wizkid’s height & weight? He stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 162.5 cm tall. Moreover, he weighs approximately 60 kg.

His zodiac sign is Leo. He has black colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.

Early Life

Ayodeji was born on 16 July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos. He grew up with twelve female siblings. His mother was a Christian whereas his father was an Islam.

WizKid Date of Birth

He revealed in an interview with Tim Westwood that his father has three wives.

Wizkid got his education from Ijebu Ode Grammar School which is located in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria.

Now, let’s take a look at  WizKid’s career:

Career

Wizkid was interested in music from an early age and he grew up listening to King Sunny Ade, Bob Marley, and Fela Kuti which also inspired him to pursue his career as a singer.

At the age of 11, he started recording music. He made music as a solo artist under the stage name “Lil Prinz” from 2001 to 2006.

He also released an album with the band Glorious Five which he formed along with a couple of his church friends.

The rapper signs a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 and released his debut studio album called Superstar in 2011.

The lead single from the album called “Holla at Your Boy” become a huge hit which helped Wizkid to reach a wider audience.

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On 17 September 2014, He released his self-titled second studio album, Ayo under the E.M.E record label.

After his contract with E.M.E was over, he left the record label.

WizKid gained international fame after getting featured in Drake’s 2016 single hit “One Dance’ from the album views.

Wizkid Ft Drake One Dance

The single also featuring British singer Kyla reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Moreover, the song climbed up to the charts in 14 additional countries.

With his recent success, Wizkid signed a multi-album deal with RCA records and he released his third studio album called “Sounds from the Other Side” later that year.

The album also featured Drake on one of the singles called “Come Closer” which become a huge hit.

Moreover, he was also featured on the “Checklist” song alongside Normani and Calvin Harris. The song reached number one on the Billboard World Digital Song sales chart.

Then in 2019, he was featured on the single “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce which also reached the Billboard World Digital Song sales chart. Moreover, the song also gave him his first Grammy Award for best music video.

His fourth studio album was released in October 2020 and became number one on the Billboard World Album Chart.

The album become a commercially acclaimed hit and one of the singles from the album “Essence” also became the first Nigerian song to be featured on the Billboard Hot 100.

Whizkid’s fifth studio album is set to release on November 11, 2022, called  “More Love, Less Ego” which features 13 tracks.

You can check out the track names below:

S.N Track Name
1 Money & Love
2 Balance
3 Bad To Me
4 2 Sugar Ft. Arya Starr
5 Everyday
6 Slip n Slide Ft. Skillibeng & Shenseea
7 Deep
8 Flower Pads
9 Wow Ft. Skepta & Naira Marley
10 Pressure
11 Pretty Loving
12 Special Ft. Don Toliver
13 Frames (Who’s Gonna Know)

Controversies

Wizkid was surrounded by controversies when Nigerian Entertainment Today published news in August 2011 about Wizkid impregnating undergraduate student Sola Ogudugu.

The singer denied the allegation of having a child. However, the news came to be true when he shared a picture of himself with his 2-year-old son, Boluwatife Balogun.

Trivia

  1. Ayo’s initial stage name was Lil Prinz. He changed it to Wizkid in 2006.
  2. His first car was a black Honda Accord i-VTEC which he bought in 2011.
  3. According to reports, Wizkid had popped Champagne worth N300 million on his 23rd birthday.
  4. He was honored by The governor of Minnesota, Mark Brandt Dayton by naming a day after him in the US.
  5. His first album “Glorious 5” sold 10,000 copies.

FAQs

Here are a few frequently asked questions about WizKid:

Q: Is Wizkid married?

A: The Nigerian singer is not married as of 2022. However, he has 3 sons named Boluwatife Balogun,  Ayo Balogun Junior, and Zion Balogun from 3 different women.

Q: Is Wizkid a Grammy Award winner?

A: Yes, Wizkid has won a Grammy award for the music video of  “Brown Skin Girl” featuring Beyonce

Video

Image Source: @wizkidayo Instagram

 

 

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