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About

Wizkid is one of the most recognised and richest artists in Nigeria. He rose to fame in 2009 after his collaboration with MI for the song "Fast Money" and has since gone on to win multiple awards including the Grammys. He's also worked with international superstars like Beyonce, Chris Brown, Drake amongst others. Learn more from this elaborate Wizkid biography.

Personal Life

Wizkid’s full name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. He was born on 16 July 1990 in Sululere, Lagos, Nigeria. His father Alhaji Muniri Olatunji Balogun was a polygamous man. He married three wives and had a total of 13 children. 

Of those, Wizkid has two biological siblings, Yetunde Awoniyi and Lade Balogun, and the rest are his step-siblings. Wizkid is a middle child to his mother Mrs Jane Dolapu Balogun whom he shares a close relationship.

Not much is known about Wizkid’s half brothers and sisters as they’ve largely kept their affairs away from the public. As for his direct siblings, Yetunde lives in the United States and is widowed while Lade Balogun is in Nigeria.

Despite his father being an Islam religious leader, Wizkid’s mother retained her Christian faith which in turn influenced the musician to follow the same path.

Wizkid’s Schooling

Wizkid embarked on his educational journey at Ijebu Ode Grammar School in Ogun State before he joined Lagos State University. However, Star boy did not complete his university studies as he dropped out to pursue music. He later registered at Lead City University but dropped out yet again for the same reason.

Wizkid’s Career

Wizkid’s interest in music resulted in a strained relationship with his father as he failed to complete his university education. Star Boy as he’s fondly known had the support of his mother and thus followed his passion. Wizkid began singing in church at the age of 11 and joined a group called Glorius Five in which he released a song and an album. 

Before he adopted the stage name Wizkid, he went by Lil Prinz under which he dropped a couple of songs but did not attract people’s attention. In 2009, Wizkid was an understudy to other big names like seasoned producer OJB Jezreel, 2Baba and Sound Sultan. 

During this time, Wizkid landed a deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) and collaborated with MI on the hit song “Fast Money” which introduced him fully into the entertainment industry. After the highs of this track, Wizkid branched out and gave fans a reason to keep listening to him with the release of his first single “Holla At Your Boy” from his debut album “Superstar”.

The following year, Wizkid was nominated for the Next Rated Award at the Headies in 2011 and a nomination in the Channel O Awards in the category of Most Gifted Newcomer Video. Wizkid went on and released other singles like “Tease Mel Bad Guy”, “Love My Baby”, and “Don’t Dull” which further escalated his profile in the industry. Wizkid launched his album “Superstar” in 2010 which was greatly received. 

Wizkid is now one of the biggest names in the African music industry. He currently produces music under RCA Records and has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in Africa likes of 2Baba, Banky W, and Don Jazzy amongst others. Internationally, Wizkid has worked with Chris Brown, Drake, Trey Songz, French Montana, Beyonce and many more. 

In more than ten years in the industry, Wizkid has released six albums “Superstar” (2011), “Ayo” (2014), “Like This” (2017), “Sounds From The Other Side” (2017), “Wizkid” (2018) and his most recent “Made In Lagos” (2020). 

More to that, Wizkid’s achievements speak to his talents. He is the first African artist to receive multiple Billboard nominations and the first Nigerian to win three. Wizkid is the first African to receive a Grammy Award nomination after his collaboration with Drake, the list is endless. 

Find the full list of Wizkid’s achievements in the Awards & Recognition section. 

Wizkid’s Businesses

Wizkid diversified his source of income as he also earns from his record label Star Boy Entertainment which he launched in 2013. Wizkid also has numerous lucrative endorsement deals with some of the biggest brands like Pepsi Cola, MTN, Guinness, Nike, Dolce & Gabanna, Puma, Tecno and many more.

Wizkid and Davido, who is most popular in the world?

This is one of those battles that might never be settled as fans of both artists will claim to be king. That said, we shall assess the popularity of Davido and Wizkid by looking at their social media following, number of accolades and international popularity. 

Social Media

On Instagram, Davido has more followers (23.3 million) than Wizkid (14.2 million). On Twitter, Davido’s following of 10.8 million is slightly higher than that of Wizkid’s 9.6 million. Wizkid and Davido’s Facebook following is almost on par with both having over 7 million followers. On YouTube, Davido tops the subscribers count with 2.91 million compared to Wizkid’s 2.34 million.

Thus when it comes to social media, Davido is more popular than Wizkid.

The number of Awards

Davido and Wizkid have garnered tons of accolades throughout their careers including some of the most enviable ones like the Grammys. That noted, one of them has more than the other so let’s find out.

At the time of writing, Wizkid has won over 70 awards throughout his career while Davido has upwards of 30 awards. Going this estimation, Wizkid won more awards than Davido.

International collaborations

Wizkid and Davido have worked with global music superstars which only serves to make their brands more popular. Wizkid has worked with Chris Brown, Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Drake amongst other world-renowned artists while Davido’s list includes Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Popcaan, Wale and others.

As such, there’s not much to separate the two here.  

Wizkid’s Relationships

Who is Wizkid’s wife?

Of all the things Wizkid is looking for, marriage is clearly not one of them. In late 2021, word had it that Wizkid and his former manager Jada Pollock had tied the knot shortly after Big Wiz said that he is looking for a wife. However, it appears that these were just rumours thus Wizkid is still searching for a wife. 

As that continues, Wizkid’s list of girlfriends is quite long. He’s been around the continent and in the process sirred children with different women. Wizkid has three baby mamas - Jada Pollock, Shola Ogudu and Binta Dallo - who have all given him boys. Wizkid’s sons are Zion-Ayo Balogun who was born in 2017, Boluwatife Balogun who was born in 2011 and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr born in 2016.  

The other women that Wizkid has dated include Kenyan socialite Huddah Munroe, musician Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay, Justine Skye, Chidinma Okile and Tania Omotayo.

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid's relationships

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid consistently denied that they were in a relationship. However, netizens were not quick to believe them as the messages and pictures they shared online suggested otherwise. 

Wizkid’s Controversy

Is Tems pregnant for Wizkid?

Whilst news is rife that Tems whose real name is Temilade Openiyi is carrying Wizkid’s child, the two are yet to confirm nor deny the allegations. It’s alleged that they are keeping everything under wraps as Wizkid doesn’t want to have trouble with his baby mama Jada Pollock. 

Tems has been spotted wearing big clothes in a bid to hide her three months pregnancy. It remains to be seen whether indeed she has a bun in the oven and whether indeed it’s Wizkid’s.

In another controversy, Wizkid was accused of sexual harassment after he unsuccessfully tried to lift his colleague Temilade Openiyi during their performance at London O2 Arena. 

He put his hands on her bum, Temi removed them and appeared uncomfortable afterwards. Netizens were disappointed by Wizkid and demanded an apology but he remained silent over the matter.

Wizkid’s Cars

Wizkid invests generously in his cars. He owns some of the most exotic brands - Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Panamera estimated to cost 50.8 million nairas

Mercedez Benz G63 AMG that goes for 55 - 65 million nairas

BMW X6 valued at about 8.7 million nairas

Volkswagen Convertible, 

Bentley 

Lamborghini 

Wizkid’s Houses

Money is not a problem for Wizkid. He owns multimillion houses in Nigeria and abroad. One of Wizkid's houses is in the posh area of Lekki and is estimated to cost over $189,000. Another of his mansion is in his hometown of Surulere and is valued at $36 million. According to blogger Linda Ikeji, Wizkid owns a 200 million nairas home in the United States

Does Wizkid have a private jet?

We’ve seen Wizkid post photos flying in a private jet but the big question has been, does he own one? Well, Wizkid who is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country owns a private jet. Wizkid’s private jet is estimated to cost about $40 million. 

Wizkid’s Net Worth

Wizkid has made it in the music industry and it may take a long time for anyone to match his success. Wizkid’s net worth in 2022 generated by Forbes is estimated to be $30 million which makes him one of the richest musicians in the country. Wizkid makes this amount from his lucrative career as an artist, through endorsement deals, his company Star Boy entertainment, and licensing of his music. 

Who is the richer between Davido and Wizkid?

We’ve already outlined Wizkid’s net worth above, estimated by Forbes to be $30 million from his musical career, endorsement deals and business investments. Let’s take a look at Davido.

Well, Davido’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $45 million which he makes from his career as a musician, endorsement deals, and business interests.

Thus, as of 2022, Davido with a net worth of about $45 million is richer than Wizkid who has a net worth of around $30 million. 

Awards & Recognition

Has Wizkid won a Grammy award?

Wizkid’s awards include a priceless Grammy nomination. Wizkid has been nominated twice for the 2022 Grammy’s in the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album categories for his album “Made In Lagos”.

Wizkid won his first Grammy Award in 2021 for his collaboration with Beyonce in the song “Brown Skin Girl”. So if you are asking whether Wizkid has won a Grammy Award, there goes your answer.

Other awards Wizkid has won include

At the 2021 Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA, Wizkid bagged five awards: The Best Male Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Music Video & Song of the Year for the song Essence featuring Tems, and Best Album of the Year for “Made In Lagos”.

City People Entertainment Awards 

In 2011 for the Male Musician of the Year and Best New Male Artist.

BET Awards 

Best International Africa Act (2012) and (2017).

Channel O Music Video Awards 

In 2013 and 2014 for the Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Duo/Group 

Ghana Music Video Awards 

In 2012 and 2016 in the African Artiste of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Headies Awards

In 2018 for the Best R&B/Pop Album, Best Collabo, Viewers Choice Awards and Best Music Video. In 2020, he won the Viewers Choice Awards and Artist of the Year.

MOBO Awards

Wizkid has won two MOBO awards: Best International Act in 2017 and Best African Act in 2020

Nigerian Entertainment Awards

In 2012, 2014 and 2015 in the Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, two Hottest Single of the Year titles, and Male Artist of the Year.

Billboard Music Awards

In 2016 in the Top R&B Collaboration, Top R&B Song and Top Streaming Song.

MTV Africa Music Awards 

In 2017 the Song of the Year (twice), Best Western African Artist, and Artist of the Year.

Future Award 

In 2012 for the Musician of the Year.

Soundcity MVP Awards

In 2017 for the Digital Artist of the Year and in 2019 in the Best Collaboration.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 

In 2017 for the Canadian Single of the Year and in 2021 for the Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”.  

Social Media

It goes without saying that Wizkid has a substantial following on social media. He has over 33 million followers across Instagram (14.2 million), Facebook (7 million), YouTube (2.34 million) and Twitter (9.6 million). Here's how you can follow him.

Wizkid’s Instagram: @Wizkidayo 

Wizkid’s Twitter: @Wizkidayo 

Wizkid’s Facebook: Wizkid 

Wizkid’s YouTube: Star Boy TV

Q&A

Who is Wizkid?

Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a multiple award-winning singer and songwriter. His collaboration with MI for the song “Fast Money” made him a household name and has since gone on to become one of the most commercially successful artists in Nigeria. 

How old is Wizkid and when is Wizkid’s birthday?

Born on 16 July 1990, Wizkid’s age 32 years. Wizkid celebrates his birthday every 16th of July.

How much is Wizkid’s net worth?

Wizkid’s net worth in 2022 generated by Forbes is estimated to be $30 million which makes him the richest musician in the country. Wizkid makes this amount from his lucrative career as an artist, through endorsement deals, his company Star Boy entertainment, and licensing of his music. 

How many children does Wizkid have?

Wizkid has three kids from three different baby mamas - Jada Pollock, Shola Ogudu and Binta Dallo. Wizkid’s sons are Zion-Ayo Balogun who was born in 2017, Boluwatife Balogun who was born in 2011 and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr born in 2016.  

How old is Wizkid’s son?

Wizkid has three sons. His first son is Boluwatife Balogun who was born on 13 May 2011 which means he’ll turn 11 years old in 2022. Wizkid’s second son Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr was born on 18 January 2016. He’ll be six years old in 2022 and his third-born son Zion-Ayo Balogun was born in November 2017 and will be five years old in 2022.  

Which university did Wizkid attend?

Wizkid attended Lagos State University but did not complete his university studies as he dropped out to pursue music. He later registered at Lead City University but dropped out yet again for the same reason.

Who is Wizkid’s sister?

Wizkid has two biological siblings, Yetunde Awoniyi and Lade Balogun. Yetunde lives in the United States and is widowed while Lade Balogun is in Nigeria.

How much is Wizkid’s private jet and how many private jets does Wizkid have?

We’ve seen Wizkid post photos flying in a private jet. Well, that doesn’t come as a surprise as Wizkid is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country. Wizkid’s private jet is estimated to cost about $40 million. 

What is Wizkid’s real name?

Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.

How many awards has Wizkid won and which awards did Wizkid win?

Wizkid has won over 70 awards in his music career including some of the most coveted awards like the Grammy Award, Billboard Award, AFRIMMA, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MOBO Awards, the Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) amongst others.

Who is Wizkid’s father and from which state is he?

Wizkid’s father, Alhaji Muniri Olatunji Balogun is from Surulere, Lagos State where he raised his 13 children. He is a polygamous man as he married three wives.

How tall is Wizkid?

Wizkid’s height is 5’4.

When did Wizkid start singing and who is Wizkid’s manager?

Wizkid began making music at the age of 11 in church. He was part of the group “Glorious Five” which didn’t last long after which he was signed by Empire Mates Entertainment where his career took off. Currently, Wizkid’s manager is Jada Pollock with whom he has a son. 

Wizkid is from which state?

Wizkid was born in Surulere, Lagos State in Nigeria.

Who produced essence by Wizkid?

Wizkid’s song “Essence” was produced by the Legendury Beatz brothers in collaboration with P2J and released in 2020. The song is a hit and has already won a couple of awards like the Best Collaboration, Best Music Video & Song of the Year for the song Essence featuring Tems at the 2021 Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA).

How many Headies has Wizkid won?

Wizkid has won 13 Headies awards in various categories: Artist of the Year, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album of the Year, Best Music Video, Viewer’s Choice Awards and Best Collabo. 

How much does Wizkid charge per show?

Wizkid commands the African music industry and booking him for a gig doesn’t come cheap. According to reports, Wizkid charges between 15 and 50 million nairas per show. 

Where does Wizkid live?

Wizkid owns houses in different locations, Nigeria, USA and UK. In Nigeria, he has two mansions - one in Lekki valued at 13 million nairas and another in Surulere worth 70 million nairas. Wizkid’s house in the United States is in California while he reportedly owns a house in the United Kingdom where his baby mama Jade Pollock lives. 

Who signed Wizkid?

Wizkid was first signed by Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) when he started his career. He left in 2013 when he started his own label Star Boy Entertainment. In 2017, Wizkid was signed by Sony subsidiary RCA Records.

Also known as:
Lil Prinz, Wizzy, Star Boy, Machala, Daddy Yo, Big Wiz, Baba Nla, Eleniyam
Real name:
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter
Birthday:
16 July 1990
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Cancer
Birth place:
Sululere, Lagos, Nigeria
Height:
5’4

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Image of Wizkid Biography: Personal Life, Relationships, Businesses, Career, Schooling, Social Media
Also known as:
Lil Prinz, Wizzy, Star Boy, Machala, Daddy Yo, Big Wiz, Baba Nla, Eleniyam
Real name:
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Occupation:
Singer, Songwriter
Birthday:
16 July 1990
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Cancer
Birth place:
Sululere, Lagos, Nigeria
Height:
5’4

About

Wizkid is one of the most recognised and richest artists in Nigeria. He rose to fame in 2009 after his collaboration with MI for the song "Fast Money" and has since gone on to win multiple awards including the Grammys. He's also worked with international superstars like Beyonce, Chris Brown, Drake amongst others. Learn more from this elaborate Wizkid biography.

Personal Life

Wizkid’s full name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. He was born on 16 July 1990 in Sululere, Lagos, Nigeria. His father Alhaji Muniri Olatunji Balogun was a polygamous man. He married three wives and had a total of 13 children. 

Of those, Wizkid has two biological siblings, Yetunde Awoniyi and Lade Balogun, and the rest are his step-siblings. Wizkid is a middle child to his mother Mrs Jane Dolapu Balogun whom he shares a close relationship.

Not much is known about Wizkid’s half brothers and sisters as they’ve largely kept their affairs away from the public. As for his direct siblings, Yetunde lives in the United States and is widowed while Lade Balogun is in Nigeria.

Despite his father being an Islam religious leader, Wizkid’s mother retained her Christian faith which in turn influenced the musician to follow the same path.

Wizkid’s Schooling

Wizkid embarked on his educational journey at Ijebu Ode Grammar School in Ogun State before he joined Lagos State University. However, Star boy did not complete his university studies as he dropped out to pursue music. He later registered at Lead City University but dropped out yet again for the same reason.

Wizkid’s Career

Wizkid’s interest in music resulted in a strained relationship with his father as he failed to complete his university education. Star Boy as he’s fondly known had the support of his mother and thus followed his passion. Wizkid began singing in church at the age of 11 and joined a group called Glorius Five in which he released a song and an album. 

Before he adopted the stage name Wizkid, he went by Lil Prinz under which he dropped a couple of songs but did not attract people’s attention. In 2009, Wizkid was an understudy to other big names like seasoned producer OJB Jezreel, 2Baba and Sound Sultan. 

During this time, Wizkid landed a deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) and collaborated with MI on the hit song “Fast Money” which introduced him fully into the entertainment industry. After the highs of this track, Wizkid branched out and gave fans a reason to keep listening to him with the release of his first single “Holla At Your Boy” from his debut album “Superstar”.

The following year, Wizkid was nominated for the Next Rated Award at the Headies in 2011 and a nomination in the Channel O Awards in the category of Most Gifted Newcomer Video. Wizkid went on and released other singles like “Tease Mel Bad Guy”, “Love My Baby”, and “Don’t Dull” which further escalated his profile in the industry. Wizkid launched his album “Superstar” in 2010 which was greatly received. 

Wizkid is now one of the biggest names in the African music industry. He currently produces music under RCA Records and has collaborated with some of the biggest artists in Africa likes of 2Baba, Banky W, and Don Jazzy amongst others. Internationally, Wizkid has worked with Chris Brown, Drake, Trey Songz, French Montana, Beyonce and many more. 

In more than ten years in the industry, Wizkid has released six albums “Superstar” (2011), “Ayo” (2014), “Like This” (2017), “Sounds From The Other Side” (2017), “Wizkid” (2018) and his most recent “Made In Lagos” (2020). 

More to that, Wizkid’s achievements speak to his talents. He is the first African artist to receive multiple Billboard nominations and the first Nigerian to win three. Wizkid is the first African to receive a Grammy Award nomination after his collaboration with Drake, the list is endless. 

Find the full list of Wizkid’s achievements in the Awards & Recognition section. 

Wizkid’s Businesses

Wizkid diversified his source of income as he also earns from his record label Star Boy Entertainment which he launched in 2013. Wizkid also has numerous lucrative endorsement deals with some of the biggest brands like Pepsi Cola, MTN, Guinness, Nike, Dolce & Gabanna, Puma, Tecno and many more.

Wizkid and Davido, who is most popular in the world?

This is one of those battles that might never be settled as fans of both artists will claim to be king. That said, we shall assess the popularity of Davido and Wizkid by looking at their social media following, number of accolades and international popularity. 

Social Media

On Instagram, Davido has more followers (23.3 million) than Wizkid (14.2 million). On Twitter, Davido’s following of 10.8 million is slightly higher than that of Wizkid’s 9.6 million. Wizkid and Davido’s Facebook following is almost on par with both having over 7 million followers. On YouTube, Davido tops the subscribers count with 2.91 million compared to Wizkid’s 2.34 million.

Thus when it comes to social media, Davido is more popular than Wizkid.

The number of Awards

Davido and Wizkid have garnered tons of accolades throughout their careers including some of the most enviable ones like the Grammys. That noted, one of them has more than the other so let’s find out.

At the time of writing, Wizkid has won over 70 awards throughout his career while Davido has upwards of 30 awards. Going this estimation, Wizkid won more awards than Davido.

International collaborations

Wizkid and Davido have worked with global music superstars which only serves to make their brands more popular. Wizkid has worked with Chris Brown, Beyonce, Dua Lipa, Drake amongst other world-renowned artists while Davido’s list includes Meek Mill, Chris Brown, Popcaan, Wale and others.

As such, there’s not much to separate the two here.  

Wizkid’s Relationships

Who is Wizkid’s wife?

Of all the things Wizkid is looking for, marriage is clearly not one of them. In late 2021, word had it that Wizkid and his former manager Jada Pollock had tied the knot shortly after Big Wiz said that he is looking for a wife. However, it appears that these were just rumours thus Wizkid is still searching for a wife. 

As that continues, Wizkid’s list of girlfriends is quite long. He’s been around the continent and in the process sirred children with different women. Wizkid has three baby mamas - Jada Pollock, Shola Ogudu and Binta Dallo - who have all given him boys. Wizkid’s sons are Zion-Ayo Balogun who was born in 2017, Boluwatife Balogun who was born in 2011 and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr born in 2016.  

The other women that Wizkid has dated include Kenyan socialite Huddah Munroe, musician Victoria Kimani, Seyi Shay, Justine Skye, Chidinma Okile and Tania Omotayo.

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid's relationships

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid consistently denied that they were in a relationship. However, netizens were not quick to believe them as the messages and pictures they shared online suggested otherwise. 

Wizkid’s Controversy

Is Tems pregnant for Wizkid?

Whilst news is rife that Tems whose real name is Temilade Openiyi is carrying Wizkid’s child, the two are yet to confirm nor deny the allegations. It’s alleged that they are keeping everything under wraps as Wizkid doesn’t want to have trouble with his baby mama Jada Pollock. 

Tems has been spotted wearing big clothes in a bid to hide her three months pregnancy. It remains to be seen whether indeed she has a bun in the oven and whether indeed it’s Wizkid’s.

In another controversy, Wizkid was accused of sexual harassment after he unsuccessfully tried to lift his colleague Temilade Openiyi during their performance at London O2 Arena. 

He put his hands on her bum, Temi removed them and appeared uncomfortable afterwards. Netizens were disappointed by Wizkid and demanded an apology but he remained silent over the matter.

Wizkid’s Cars

Wizkid invests generously in his cars. He owns some of the most exotic brands - Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Panamera estimated to cost 50.8 million nairas

Mercedez Benz G63 AMG that goes for 55 - 65 million nairas

BMW X6 valued at about 8.7 million nairas

Volkswagen Convertible, 

Bentley 

Lamborghini 

Wizkid’s Houses

Money is not a problem for Wizkid. He owns multimillion houses in Nigeria and abroad. One of Wizkid's houses is in the posh area of Lekki and is estimated to cost over $189,000. Another of his mansion is in his hometown of Surulere and is valued at $36 million. According to blogger Linda Ikeji, Wizkid owns a 200 million nairas home in the United States

Does Wizkid have a private jet?

We’ve seen Wizkid post photos flying in a private jet but the big question has been, does he own one? Well, Wizkid who is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country owns a private jet. Wizkid’s private jet is estimated to cost about $40 million. 

Wizkid’s Net Worth

Wizkid has made it in the music industry and it may take a long time for anyone to match his success. Wizkid’s net worth in 2022 generated by Forbes is estimated to be $30 million which makes him one of the richest musicians in the country. Wizkid makes this amount from his lucrative career as an artist, through endorsement deals, his company Star Boy entertainment, and licensing of his music. 

Who is the richer between Davido and Wizkid?

We’ve already outlined Wizkid’s net worth above, estimated by Forbes to be $30 million from his musical career, endorsement deals and business investments. Let’s take a look at Davido.

Well, Davido’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $45 million which he makes from his career as a musician, endorsement deals, and business interests.

Thus, as of 2022, Davido with a net worth of about $45 million is richer than Wizkid who has a net worth of around $30 million. 

Awards & Recognition

Has Wizkid won a Grammy award?

Wizkid’s awards include a priceless Grammy nomination. Wizkid has been nominated twice for the 2022 Grammy’s in the Best Global Music Performance and Best Global Music Album categories for his album “Made In Lagos”.

Wizkid won his first Grammy Award in 2021 for his collaboration with Beyonce in the song “Brown Skin Girl”. So if you are asking whether Wizkid has won a Grammy Award, there goes your answer.

Other awards Wizkid has won include

At the 2021 Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA, Wizkid bagged five awards: The Best Male Artist, Best Collaboration, Best Music Video & Song of the Year for the song Essence featuring Tems, and Best Album of the Year for “Made In Lagos”.

City People Entertainment Awards 

In 2011 for the Male Musician of the Year and Best New Male Artist.

BET Awards 

Best International Africa Act (2012) and (2017).

Channel O Music Video Awards 

In 2013 and 2014 for the Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Duo/Group 

Ghana Music Video Awards 

In 2012 and 2016 in the African Artiste of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Headies Awards

In 2018 for the Best R&B/Pop Album, Best Collabo, Viewers Choice Awards and Best Music Video. In 2020, he won the Viewers Choice Awards and Artist of the Year.

MOBO Awards

Wizkid has won two MOBO awards: Best International Act in 2017 and Best African Act in 2020

Nigerian Entertainment Awards

In 2012, 2014 and 2015 in the Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, two Hottest Single of the Year titles, and Male Artist of the Year.

Billboard Music Awards

In 2016 in the Top R&B Collaboration, Top R&B Song and Top Streaming Song.

MTV Africa Music Awards 

In 2017 the Song of the Year (twice), Best Western African Artist, and Artist of the Year.

Future Award 

In 2012 for the Musician of the Year.

Soundcity MVP Awards

In 2017 for the Digital Artist of the Year and in 2019 in the Best Collaboration.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 

In 2017 for the Canadian Single of the Year and in 2021 for the Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”.  

Social Media

It goes without saying that Wizkid has a substantial following on social media. He has over 33 million followers across Instagram (14.2 million), Facebook (7 million), YouTube (2.34 million) and Twitter (9.6 million). Here's how you can follow him.

Wizkid’s Instagram: @Wizkidayo 

Wizkid’s Twitter: @Wizkidayo 

Wizkid’s Facebook: Wizkid 

Wizkid’s YouTube: Star Boy TV

Q&A

Who is Wizkid?

Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a multiple award-winning singer and songwriter. His collaboration with MI for the song “Fast Money” made him a household name and has since gone on to become one of the most commercially successful artists in Nigeria. 

How old is Wizkid and when is Wizkid’s birthday?

Born on 16 July 1990, Wizkid’s age 32 years. Wizkid celebrates his birthday every 16th of July.

How much is Wizkid’s net worth?

Wizkid’s net worth in 2022 generated by Forbes is estimated to be $30 million which makes him the richest musician in the country. Wizkid makes this amount from his lucrative career as an artist, through endorsement deals, his company Star Boy entertainment, and licensing of his music. 

How many children does Wizkid have?

Wizkid has three kids from three different baby mamas - Jada Pollock, Shola Ogudu and Binta Dallo. Wizkid’s sons are Zion-Ayo Balogun who was born in 2017, Boluwatife Balogun who was born in 2011 and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr born in 2016.  

How old is Wizkid’s son?

Wizkid has three sons. His first son is Boluwatife Balogun who was born on 13 May 2011 which means he’ll turn 11 years old in 2022. Wizkid’s second son Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr was born on 18 January 2016. He’ll be six years old in 2022 and his third-born son Zion-Ayo Balogun was born in November 2017 and will be five years old in 2022.  

Which university did Wizkid attend?

Wizkid attended Lagos State University but did not complete his university studies as he dropped out to pursue music. He later registered at Lead City University but dropped out yet again for the same reason.

Who is Wizkid’s sister?

Wizkid has two biological siblings, Yetunde Awoniyi and Lade Balogun. Yetunde lives in the United States and is widowed while Lade Balogun is in Nigeria.

How much is Wizkid’s private jet and how many private jets does Wizkid have?

We’ve seen Wizkid post photos flying in a private jet. Well, that doesn’t come as a surprise as Wizkid is one of the wealthiest musicians in the country. Wizkid’s private jet is estimated to cost about $40 million. 

What is Wizkid’s real name?

Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.

How many awards has Wizkid won and which awards did Wizkid win?

Wizkid has won over 70 awards in his music career including some of the most coveted awards like the Grammy Award, Billboard Award, AFRIMMA, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MOBO Awards, the Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) amongst others.

Who is Wizkid’s father and from which state is he?

Wizkid’s father, Alhaji Muniri Olatunji Balogun is from Surulere, Lagos State where he raised his 13 children. He is a polygamous man as he married three wives.

How tall is Wizkid?

Wizkid’s height is 5’4.

When did Wizkid start singing and who is Wizkid’s manager?

Wizkid began making music at the age of 11 in church. He was part of the group “Glorious Five” which didn’t last long after which he was signed by Empire Mates Entertainment where his career took off. Currently, Wizkid’s manager is Jada Pollock with whom he has a son. 

Wizkid is from which state?

Wizkid was born in Surulere, Lagos State in Nigeria.

Who produced essence by Wizkid?

Wizkid’s song “Essence” was produced by the Legendury Beatz brothers in collaboration with P2J and released in 2020. The song is a hit and has already won a couple of awards like the Best Collaboration, Best Music Video & Song of the Year for the song Essence featuring Tems at the 2021 Annual Africa Entertainment Awards USA (AEAUSA).

How many Headies has Wizkid won?

Wizkid has won 13 Headies awards in various categories: Artist of the Year, Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B/Pop Album of the Year, Best Music Video, Viewer’s Choice Awards and Best Collabo. 

How much does Wizkid charge per show?

Wizkid commands the African music industry and booking him for a gig doesn’t come cheap. According to reports, Wizkid charges between 15 and 50 million nairas per show. 

Where does Wizkid live?

Wizkid owns houses in different locations, Nigeria, USA and UK. In Nigeria, he has two mansions - one in Lekki valued at 13 million nairas and another in Surulere worth 70 million nairas. Wizkid’s house in the United States is in California while he reportedly owns a house in the United Kingdom where his baby mama Jade Pollock lives. 

Who signed Wizkid?

Wizkid was first signed by Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) when he started his career. He left in 2013 when he started his own label Star Boy Entertainment. In 2017, Wizkid was signed by Sony subsidiary RCA Records.