Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, born 16 July 1990. He started music at the age of 11.
1.Wizkid is a Muslim at birth as his father, Alhaji M.O Balogun, is a Muslim and has a Christian mum, Mrs. Balogun. He grew up living with 12 sisters, a lot right?
- Wizkid was first known as ‘Lil Prinz’ when he started his music career. He went to the university of Lagos where he dropped out.
At 15, Wizkid met the late OJB Jezreel who helped his music career as well as Sound Sultan, 2 Face and Naeto C
His very first single was ‘Mami water’, can you remember that?
The singer was later signed into Banky W‘s EME record label in 2009 which was the beginning of fame for the young man.
He has worked with Nigerian stars as well as international artistes including Drake and Chris Brown.
Wizkid is a father to three sons. His first son, Boluwatife in 2011, In 2016, Wizkid welcomed his second son, Ayodeji with his second baby mama, Binta Diallo and third son, Zion.
Ojuelegba’ is the song that drew the attention of the international scene
But his die-hard fans, would remember ‘Holla at your Boy’
9. Wizkid became the first Nigerian singer to make it to Billboard’s Twitter Last 24 hours chart in 2016
- Wizkid’s “One Dance” his previous collaboration with Drake became the most streamed song on Spotify globally with over 1.1 billion streams.
Wizkid featured in Beyonce‘s ‘Lion King’ album which is a collection of music inspired by the 2019 remake of the classic Disney movie ‘Lion King.’
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