Wizkid Biography: Has The Time Come To Call Him Wizman

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Wizkid, Nigeria's golden boy, has been composing music since he was a child.

He has amassed a fortune from his music, foreign tours, and commercial interests after nearly two decades in the profession. He's also an artist who sells his work on the internet.

Not bad for a 29-year-old who grew up in Lagos' "ghetto."


Wizkid real name 


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is Wizkid's real name. He was known as Lil Prinz in the beginning of his music career. As a teenager, he changed his name to Wizkid. IB-boy, Wizzy, Wiz Lion, and Wizzy Baby are some of Wizkid's nicknames.

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Wizkid was born on July 16, 1990, in Surulere, Lagos. Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, his father, is a polygamist who is said to have 12 other children from his three marriages. Wizkid is the only son of his father, while his siblings are all female.


Wizkid music 


Jane Dolapo, Wizkid's mother, attributes his success to his Christian upbringing and hard work. His father is a Muslim and his mother is a Pentecostal Christian. Wizkid began his musical career at the age of 11 at a church. With several of his religious buddies, he established the Glorious Five.

Wizkid's debut solo album was published in 2011. Superstar was the moniker he gave to the gift. It was an appropriate title, given the record was instrumental in his meteoric rise to fame. Holla at Your Boy, the album's lead track, was a commercial hit when it was released in 2010. Wizkid's R&B, dancehall, and reggae sound garnered him followers. He went on to win the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Award for "Best Album of the Year."

Wizkid has released two more studio albums since his debut, Ayo and Sounds from the Other Side. In 2012, he released Empire State of Mind, a compilation album.


Come Closer, Number One Lover, Fever, and Brown Skin Girl - a song he recorded for Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album – are just a few of Wizkid's big songs.

Wizkid rose to prominence after appearing on Drake's breakthrough track One Dance in 2016. Outside of Nigeria, he has a sizable fan base and has performed in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. On Instagram and Twitter, he has over 12 million followers.

Chris Brown and Fergie have also collaborated with Wizkid.


Wizkid height 


Wizkid's height has been a subject of contention among his detractors, with some referring to him as a "midget." When it comes to height, he is on the ordinary side. He stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, far from dwarf proportions but nowhere approaching Shaquille O'Neal's  2,16 meter height.

Wizkid girlfriend


Over the years, Wizkid has been linked to a number of stunning women. He has no trouble attracting the opposite gender. During his concerts, the handsome young star is frequently pelted with undergarments.

He was rumored to have dated Tiwa Savage after they worked together in 2018, however the two have both disputed the rumors. Wizkid was also seen with Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix late last year. While his followers hoped the two were dating, they simply posed for a photo at a party.


Wizkid children 


Wizkid is the father of three children. Boluwatife 'Bolu' Balogun was born in 2011, while Ayodeji Balogun and Zion Balogun were born in 2016 and 2017. Bolu has his own clothing line, Czar and Czarina, which he launched in May 2018 on his seventh birthday.

Wizkid cars 


What's a rapper without a fleet of high-end vehicles? Wizkid has owned a Porsche Panamera, a BMW X6, a Bentley, a Mercedes-Benz compressor, and a Lamborghini Urus, among other vehicles.

He bought his first car, a 2011 Black Honda Accord i-VTEC, for roughly 8 million Naira. Since becoming famous, he has spent more than 200 million Naira on cars.


Wizkid house 


Wizkid is said to have two homes, one in Lagos and the other in Los Angeles. His mansion in Los Angeles is said to have cost him $5 million. 

He captioned a photo of his pad on Instagram, "Crib so big I don't have any neighbors." According to reports, the house has three levels!

Wizkid net worth


Wizkid's estimated net worth is around $20 million (around $7.2 billion). Given his extravagant lifestyle, it's easy to believe! He definitely has a lot of money, as seen by his expensive vehicles, multimillion-dollar residences, and designer outfits.

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