Wizkid (Musician) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Wizkid Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight60 kg
Date of BirthJuly 16, 1990
Zodiac SignCancer
GirlfriendUnknown

Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his successful career. He has collaborated with popular artists and has released various singles like On Top Your MatterCome Closer, and One Question. He has a self-titled YouTube channel with more than 500k subscribers. Wizkid has a huge social media fan base with more than 5 million followers on Instagram, more than 4 million followers on Twitter, and more than 2 million followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

Nick Name

Wizkid, Lil Prinz

Wizkid in an Instagram post as seen in June 2015
Wizkid in an Instagram post as seen in June 2015 (Wizkid / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Surulere, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Nationality

Nigerian

Education

After graduating from high school, Wizkid got enrolled at the Lagos State University (LASU). In the summer of 2009, he dropped out of the university. He later got enrolled at the Lead City University. However, he dropped out after having completed only 2 sessions.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun
  • Mother – Jane Dolapo Balogun
  • Siblings – He has 12 sisters.

Manager

Wizkid is managed by Jada Pollock.

Build

Average

Genre

Afrobeat, Afropop, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Starboy
  • Disturbing London
  • RCA Records
  • Empire Mates Entertainment

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

60 kg or 132 lbs

Wizkid as seen in October 2017
Wizkid as seen in October 2017 (Wizkid / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wizkid has dated –

  1. Oluwanishola Ogudugu – He had an affair with a Nigerian woman named Oluwanishola Ogudugu in the past. As a result of their affair, she gave birth to their son named Boluwatife Balogun. She was an undergraduate student when Wizkid had impregnated her. He initially denied allegations that he was the father. However, he eventually admitted that he had an affair with Ogudugu and was the father of Boluwatife.
  2. Binta Diamond Diallo – Wizkid also had an affair with Binta Diamond Diallo. He denied that he was the father of her son, King Ayo, who was, in fact, named in his honor.
  3. He has also fathered another baby boy during his affair with an unidentified woman.
  4. Justine Skye (2016-2017) – Wizkid has been persistently linked with American model and singer Justine Skye throughout the latter months of 2016 and in the summer of 2017. They were first linked in June 2016 based on their social media activity. The dating rumors gained further momentum when music blogger Ovie tweeted that Wizkid was sharing the stage at One Music Africa Fest event with his girlfriend Skye. He even posted a picture of them together at the backstage of the event. In January 2017, it was claimed that they had ended their relationship because of the long-distance equation. They even stopped sharing pictures of them together on social media. In July 2017, it was claimed that they had got back together.
  5. Jada Pollock (2017) – In 2017, Wizkid’s manager Jada Pollock gave birth to their son, Zion Ayo-Balogun. He confirmed the news on his official Twitter account.
  6. Tiwa Savage (2018) – In May 2018, he was linked with fellow Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage after singer and songwriter, Davido hinted at their relationship through his tweets. Tiwa responded by unfollowing and blocking Davido on Instagram.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He has Nigerian ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short height
  • Short trimmed hairdo

Brand Endorsements

Wizkid has done endorsement work for the following brands and products –

  • MTN
  • Hennessy
  • Guinness
  • GLO
  • Frost of London

Religion

He was raised in an interfaith household. His father practiced Islam and his mother was a Pentecostal Christian.

Wizkid performing at the Iyanya vs. Desire album launch concert in 2013
Wizkid performing at the Iyanya vs. Desire album launch concert in 2013 (The TCD Concept Ltd / tcdconcept.com / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Best Known For

  • Having collaborated with Canadian rapper Drake for his single, One Dance, which managed to reach the top of the music charts in multiple countries such as Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • The immense popularity of his single, Holla at Your Boy, which served as a breakthrough for him.

First Album

In June 2011, he released his debut studio album, Superstar, which was highly acclaimed by the critics.

First Film

In 2011, he made his theatrical film debut in the Nigerian comedy movie, The Return of Jenifa.

First TV Show

Wizkid hasn’t made an appearance on any TV show yet.

Personal Trainer

His workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.

Wizkid Favorite Things

SourceMy Joy Online, Wikipedia
Wizkid as seen in March 2018
Wizkid as seen in March 2018 (Wizkid / Instagram)

Wizkid Facts

  1. At the age of 11, he started his music career. He used to perform under the stage name of Lil Prinz in the early phase of his career.
  2. He signed his first record deal at the age of 19 with Empire Mates Entertainment.
  3. Wizkid loves to collect sneakers and in his collection, he has more than 100 pairs of sneakers.
  4. In his teens, he formed a music group called the Glorious Five with a couple of his church friends. They even put together an album but decided to disband.
  5. He started his record label by the name of Starboy Entertainment in March 2013. In April 2013, he signed Maleek Berry to his record label.
  6. In June 2013, he was involved in a car accident in Lagos as his Porsche Panamera crashed into the road barrier after the driver lost control of the car owing to a blowout of the front tires.
  7. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by Wizkid / Instagram

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