Wizkid

African hip hop, Composer

1990 –

88

Who is Wizkid?

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known by his stage name Wizkid, is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. He rose to prominence with his song "Holla at Your Boy". In 2009, he got signed to Banky W's label imprint, Empire Mates Entertainment. His work and contributions to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several achievements, including a BET Awards, a MOBO Awards from two nominations, a Channel O Music Video Awards from six nominations, three Nigeria Entertainment Awards from eleven nominations, a Ghana Music Awards from two nominations, two Dynamix All Youth Awards from three nominations, two City People Entertainment Awards from 4 nominations, and a Future Awards, among others. In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards. He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.

Wizkid's most notable songs include "Holla at Your Boy", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Azonto", "Pakurumo", "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Dance For Me" with EME, and "Jaiye Jaiye", among others. His discography resume includes collaboration with international and domestic acts such as Bracket, Angel, Lynxxx, Iyanya, Wande Coal, Ice Prince, R2Bees, Wale, Young Jeezy, Akon, and Femi Kuti, among others. Wizkid's debut album Superstar was released in 2011. He is currently working on Chosen, his second studio album scheduled to be release in 2014.

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Born
Jul 16, 1990
Lagos
Also known as
  • Pop Prince of Africa
  • Star Boy
  • Ayodeji Ibra'him Balogun Jr.
  • Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Nationality
  • Nigeria
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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