|Wizkid Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||July 16, 1990|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
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 Matter, Come 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.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Wizkid, Lil Prinz
Surulere, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
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.
- Father – Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun
- Mother – Jane Dolapo Balogun
- Siblings – He has 12 sisters.
Wizkid is managed by Jada Pollock.
Afrobeat, Afropop, Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-hop
- Disturbing London
- RCA Records
- Empire Mates Entertainment
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Wizkid has dated –
- 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.
- 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.
- He has also fathered another baby boy during his affair with an unidentified woman.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
He has Nigerian ancestry.
- Short height
- Short trimmed hairdo
Wizkid has done endorsement work for the following brands and products –
- Frost of London
He was raised in an interfaith household. His father practiced Islam and his mother was a Pentecostal Christian.
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.
In June 2011, he released his debut studio album, Superstar, which was highly acclaimed by the critics.
In 2011, he made his theatrical film debut in the Nigerian comedy movie, The Return of Jenifa.
Wizkid Favorite Things
- Shoes – Jordans
- African Act – Fela
- Fashion Style Icon – Pharrell Williams
Source – My Joy Online, Wikipedia
- 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.
- He signed his first record deal at the age of 19 with Empire Mates Entertainment.
- Wizkid loves to collect sneakers and in his collection, he has more than 100 pairs of sneakers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Featured Image by Wizkid / Instagram