Full Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Stage Name: Wizkid
Born: 16 July 1990 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Parents: Ibrahim Balogun, Jane Dolapo Balogun
Children: Boluwatife Balogun, Zion Ayo-Balogun, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jr.
Siblings: Yetunde Balogun, Lade Balogun
Girlfriend • Wife: Tonto Dikeh, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Oluwanisola Ogudugu (ex.), Binta
Diallo (ex.), Jada Pollock (curr.), Tems (rum.)
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $30,000,000
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on July 16, 1990, he is a Nigerian music superstar that’s
known professionally as Wizkid or Starboy. He is one of the top three Afrobeats artists from the
African continent because he influenced fast growing music culture in Nigeria and Africa.
At the early stage of his career, he was known by the stage name, Lil Prince, Wizkid became a
Nigerian sensation immediately after the release of Holla At Your Boy, the lead single in his
chart-topping debut album, Superstar. Wizkid is also addressed as Big Wiz or Machala.
Wizkid rose to the international limelight in 2016 immediately after he was featured in Drake‘s
award-winning song, One Dance, which was a global hit. Wizkid dropped his fourth studio
album, Made In Lagos, in October 2020, and since it has been released into the public domain,
the project has gone on to win numerous laurels and set different records. One of the album’s
top singles, Essence, became the first Nigerian song to chart on Billboard Hot 100
Wizkid came to the limelight immediately after he was signed into Empire Mates Entertainment
(E.M.E) in 2009 and released his hit single, Holla At Your Boy.
The single won him millions of fans and set the pace for Wizkid to drop commercially successful
albums in the past twelve years. Wizkid’s latest album, Made In Lagos, has won a lot of
international acclaims as it reached number one on the Billboard World Album Chart.
Wizkid’s Essence, which is one of the album’s singles, featuring Tems, became the first Nigerian
song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also announced in February 2021 that Wizkid has
attained the honor of being the most-streamed Nigerian artist on Spotify, amassing over 3.4
billion streams from all his works.
Currently, Wizkid is a father of three handsome sons – Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Balogun,
and Zion Balogun – and still, he is believed to be single. But, Wizkid is in a relationship with
Jada Pollock, his manager, and the mother of his third son, Zion Balogun. A lot of blogs have
fingered him to be dating Tems. Nevertheless, Wizkid dotes on his children, spending his time
with them whenever he isn’t making music in the studio or on tour.
He is a very successful artiste, both in financial and music assets. He shuffles his time between
his residences in Lagos and Accra. Wizkid owns a fleet of luxurious cars, and he has choice
properties across the world, with diverse business investments.
Wizkid is a music executive as he had flagged off his music imprint, Starboy Entertainment, in
2013, signing artists like Maleek Berry and Legendury Beatz, Starboy Terri is currently signed to
Wizkid is an ambassador of Pepsi, signing his first deal with the company in 2012. He has had
brand partnership deals with companies such as MTN Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc, and the
United Bank Of Africa (UBA).
He is being managed by Mr. Sunday Are. And he is also known by other nicknames like
Starboy, Machala, Big Wiz, and Big W.
Wizkid is considered one of Africa’s top three artists, Burna Boy and Davido are the other two.
He has the most substantial fanbase in Nigeria, they identify themselves as Wizkid FC. Wizkid is
known by the nicknames, Starboy or Big Wiz, or Big W
Wizkid is not yet married, he has three sons from different women. His first child, Boluwatife,
was born in 2011. He was just 21 years old at the time. He dotes on his children a lot and
spends his free time vacationing with them or taking them out to lovely places.
He is dating his manager, Jada P, who is the mother of his third son, Zion Balogun. Wizkid has
another manager Sunday Are. In addition, he announced the signing of singer, Terri, in 2018.
Wizkid is a father of three;
Boluwatife Balogun mothered by Oluwanisola Ogudugu
Ayodeji Balogun mothered by Binta Diallo
Zion Balogun mothered by Jada Pollock
All three mentioned above are his baby mamas and ex-girlfriends except Jada Pollock. Wizkid
has also dated Tonto Dikeh, Tiwa Savage, and Seyi Shay in the past.
Currently, Wizkid is one of Africa’s most significant artists and music executives, Wizkid is a
wealthy man. He earns a lot of royalties from his songs and makes money from shows and
performing at shows across the world.
Wizkid‘s net worth is estimated to be having a net worth of US 30 million.
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Wizkid’s official international recognition came in 2016 immediately after Drake featured him on
“One Dance,” a chart-topping single in several countries like the United States, for which he is
credited to be the writer. He also went ahead to feature Drake in Come Closer
Wizkid is one of the celebrities that are super active on social media. He is also one of the most
influential people in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
In 2013, Wizkid became the first Nigerian artist to have one million followers on Twitter.
He currently has over 13.1 million followers on Instagram.
Instagram handle – @wizkidayo
Twitter handle – @wizkidayo
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EPS & Albums
Over the years, Wizkid has released several albums and EPs. Most of his music has become an
anthem among his fans worldwide.
● Superstar (2011)
● Ayo (2014)
● Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
● Made In Lagos (2020)
● EPs and Compilations
● Empire Mates State of Mind (with EME) (2012)
● Soundman Vol. 1 (2019)
● Made In Lagos
● Made In Lagos Deluxe
● Sounds From The Other Side
● Soundman Vol. 1
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