WIZKID: THE YOUNG MONEY MAKING ARTISTE


Wizkid is a popular Nigerian songwriter, performer and recording artist.  He was born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, on 16th July 1990. He was born and bred in Surulere Lagos State and he started his career as far back as when he was 11 years old. His root has said to have influenced his type of music and the messages he passes.  He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song "Holla at Your Boy" from his debut studio album, Superstar(2011). "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", Gidi Girl, "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from the Superstar album. Wizkid's self-titled second studio album, Ayo (2014), was preceded by the singles "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You The Money". In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several artists and was featured on the hits "Girl" (with Bracket), "Fine Lady" (with Lynxxx), "Sexy Mama" (with Iyanya), "Slow Down" (with R2Bees), "The Matter" (with Maleek Berry), "Pull Over" (with KCee) and "Bad Girl" (with Jesse Jagz).
His career has earned him several achievements and awards. He has a BET Award, a MOBO Award, five The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, four Nigeria Entertainment Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award. 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.

In 2013, Wizkid won the award for the next rated artist at the Headies which automatically awarded him a Hyundai Sonata car. He also has an endorsement deal with PEPSI, GLOBACOM and GUINESS. He is one of the most influential young artiste in the industry and he is one already made star that is enterprising to watch.