Everything You Should Know About Wizkid: Children, Net worth, Top Songs And More
Who Is Wizkid And When Was He Born?
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, was born on the 16th of July, 1990. This means that the icon is 31 years old at the time of this writing. Wizkid grew up in an inter-religion family with a Muslim father and a Christian mother. His father had three wives, giving him twelve female siblings and he attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School.
How Did Wizkid’s Music Career Begin?
According to Wizkid, he was always listening to King Sunny Ade while growing up. He created a group called The Glorious Five with some friends from church. They were able to release an album before they disbanded. At the time, Wizkid’s stage name was Lil Prinz until he changed in 2006. He met OJB Jezreel and soon started visiting OJB’s Point Beat Studios. Here, he watched 2 Face Idibia as he recorded his songs for the album, “Grass 2 Grace.”
He also watched Sound Sultan record his debut album, “Jagbajantis.” Wizkid has formerly stated that Naeto C was one of the people who mentored him and coached him even though he was just 15. Soon, Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009, where he co-wrote “Omoge, You Too Much” a song from Banky W’s album, tagged, “The W Experience album.”
In the middle of 2009, Wizkid dropped out of his school at the time, LASU, Lagos State University. Then, he went to attend Lead City University but also dropped out after two sessions.
What Have Been His Musical Achievements?
Wizkid is renowned for being one of Nigeria’s biggest R&B Crossover acts. He has worked with international icons like Drake, Skepta, and Chris Brown, among many others. He went global in 2016 after his collaboration with Drake on “One Dance.” The song was the Number one song in 15 countries for a long time. Wizkid joined Beyonce and Saint Jhn for the track, “Brown Skin Girl” for the Lion King, and his contribution to the song earned him a Grammy award.
What Are Wizkid’s Top Songs?
Some of Wizkid’s top recent songs include; Brown Skin Girl, Essence, Ma Lo, Kana, Fever, Manya, Fake Love, Checklist, Joro, Smile, No Stress, Ginger, Mama, Master Groove, Ghetto Love, Soco, Nowo, Commando, Sweet Love, African Bad Gyal, Naughty Ride, and One For Me, amongst many others.
How Many Children Does Wizkid Have?
Wizkid has three children, all of whom are boys. Their names are Boluwatife, Ayodeji, and Zion. The three boys were born by three different women, but Wizkid somehow manages to cater to all his sons and their mothers. His first son, Boluwatife Balogun, popularly called Tife was born on the 13th of May, 2011. At the time of this writing, Tife is 10 years old, and his mother’s name is Oluwanisola Ogudugu.
Wizkid’s second son, Ayodeji Balogun, was born on the 18th of January, 2016. At this time, he is 5 years old. His mother’s name is Binta Diallo, and she’s a Guinean-American model. Zion Balogun is Wizkid’s third son. He was born on the 28th of October, 2017. He is presently 3 years old.
What Is Wizkid’s Net Worth?
Wizkid’s net worth is estimated to be at four million dollars at this time.