WizKid net worth, How did the singer acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about WizKid Net Worth, his career and relationship.
WizKid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter from Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song ‘Holla at Your Boy’ from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).”
As of 2019, WizKid net worth is $4 million. Read on to find out more about WizKid net worth.
|Full Name:||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Date of Birth:||July 16, 1990|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
WizKid Early Life and Career
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on the 16th of July, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria.
His family stays in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. While his father is a Sunni Muslim, his mother is a Christian belonging to a Pentecostal denomination.
He completed his primary and secondary education at Surulere. He was interested in music from his early childhood but his family did not support him to pursue music as a full-time career.
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According to him, his music career began from the day he joined his church choir. Artistes like Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, 2 Face Idibia, and Sound Sultan were his early inspirations and inspired him to become a musician.
From 2001 till 2006, he performed as a solo artist with the stage name ‘Lil Prinz.’ He formed a band called ‘Glorious Five’ with his friends from the church choir. They managed to release one studio album before disbanding.
He met record producer OJB Jezreel during his struggling days and he became his mentor. He became a regular visitor at Jezreel’s studio watching and learning from the recordings by artists like 2 Face Idibia and Sound Sultan.
After dropping out from university in 2009, he inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). In the same year, he started recording for his debut studio album with the stage name ‘Wizkid,’ which was titled ‘Superstar.’
On March 5, 2013, he announced his decision to establish his own record label, ‘Star Boy Entertainment.’ In the same year, he signed endorsement deals with mobile network MTN and beer company Guinness.
The song topped the charts in 15 countries making him Nigeria’s most successful pop artist. In 2016, he released the single ‘Like This’ on Drake’s OVO Radio.
WizKid Net Worth
As of 2019, WizKid net worth is one of the highest among singers in the world, with a net worth of $4 million.
WizKid Personal Life
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the most commercially successful music artistes from Nigeria. He is one of the richest African stars as named by Forbes magazine. WizKid has also been repeatedly named one of the fastest rising stars from Africa by the media.
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