Wizkid Net Worth In Dollars (2020)…Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim also known as Wizkid is known to be the youngest musician in the country. He was born in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is by far the richest musician in Nigeria because he has signed a lot of mouth-watering deals with top brands in Nigeria and all over the world; He owns properties worth millions of dollars.
Wizkid Net Worth In Dollars (2020) Plus Biography
Wizkid Net Worth In Dollars
Birth and Early Life
Wizkid, whose birth name is Ayodeji Balogun was born on the 16th of July, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the only son of 13 children born into a family with mixed religion – a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Interestingly, of all his siblings, he is the only male child.
Wizkid was a student of the University of Lagos but due his love and passion for music he decided to drop. Eventually he is not bothered because his music has made way for him. The second richest musician in the country and his supposed rival, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido is a graduate and currently holds a second class upper.
Wizkid decided to go back to go school and this time studied in Lead City University, he eventually decided to quit after two semesters and concentrate on his music career.
Wizkid grew up listening to the Legendary Fela and King Sunny Ade although didn’t start that in the genre of music. He started singing at the tender age of 11 in his church choir. He later formed his own crew which he called “Glorious Five”, a group he later left in 2010.
He formerly called himself ‘Lil Prinz’ before in 2006he started calling himself Wizkid; a name that has turned to a brand and is currently attracting mouth-watering deals.
Banky W and The E.M.E
Wizkid was signed to Empire Mated Entertainment (E.M.E)record owned by Banky W. This was where his talent grew and his songs started to be heard internationally. He released his first single “Hola at your boy”
Over the years he became consistent by dropping songs and eventually signed with Sony Music Entertainment, an organization that also signed fellow superstars like Tekno, Davido etc. This boosted his career and wealth.
Wizkid in an interview recently said his parents were not in support of his music career. Wizkid not allowing his parents kill his dream spent mlost of his time in the music studio a place he eventually met Banky W.
Wizkid grew up in Ojuelegba, Lagos State; a place he suffered a lot. He lived in the streets. All these happened before he met Banky.
His early life was the source of inspiration to his song ‘Ojuelegba’ which he talked about what he faced while growing up.
Wizkid’s Songs & collaborations
See a list of some of Wizkid’s songs below:
- Holla at Your Boy
- Don’t Dull
- Love My Baby
- Oluwa Lo Ni
- On Top Your Matter
- One Question
- Holy water
- The Matter (with Maleek Berry)
- Bad Girl (with Jesse Jagz)
- Girl (with Bracket)
- Fine Lady (with Lynxxx)
- Pull Over (with KCee)
- Slow Down (with R2Bees)
- One Dance
Wizkid On The world stage
Wizkid over the years has enjoyed success both in the continent and all over the world. He has featured and has been featured by super star musicians like Wande Coal, Maleek Berry, Runtown, Shaydee, Banky W and international acts like Drake.
Their Hit song ‘One Dance’ was a huge statement that Wizkid is done well in the music industry and has won him awards.
Drake and Wizkid’s One Dance
Wizkid’s collaboration with Drake on the song ‘One Dance’ brought him further attention internationally in 2016. The song made it to number one spots in many music countdown charts in over fifteen countries which include the US and the UK.
Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim also known as Wizkid after leaving E.M.E set up his own label, Starboy Entertainment. He has in his record label stars like Mr Eazi, L.A.X, the group R2BEES and Maleek Berry.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been anything album released yet by them but Wizkid earns money from them.
Wizkid’s Awards and Recognition
- Four MTV Africa Music Awards
- Six Headies Awards
- Two BET awards
- Six Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- Two Ghana Music Awards
- Two MOBO Awards
- Future Award
Wizkid’s Endorsement Deals
- Wizkid was signed by Pepsi in 2012 for $350,000 to be the face of Pepsi for one-year.
- He renewed his contract deal with Pepsi again for an extra two years which is rumored to be worth millions of Naira.
- Globacom brand ambassador in 2015 where he was paid N128 million by the telecom giant among other endorsement deals.
- Wizkid’s latest endorsement deal is with CIROC which he signed this year 2018.
- He also has a deal with Nike as their brand ambassador after adorning the Nigerian Super Eagles jersey alongside Nigeria forward, Alex Iwobi.
- Starboy also featured alongside Naomi Campbell as Dolce & Gabana in their fashion event and was paid about $10,000 to walk on stage.
Wizkid’s Kids and His Baby Mamas
At the age of 21years, Wizkid became a father. At first it was a rumor but later it was confirmed in 2011 that he was actually a father. His child’s mother was Sola Ogudugu who was still in the University as at that time.
He eventually denied it whenever he was asked by the media. It should be known that both parents knew what was going on between their children thus no one said anything about it. He could not deny any more when he posted a picture of his son on his official Instagram account in 2013. His son, Boluwatife Balogun was two years old then.
He had another child with another lady whose name was Binta Diamond. This therefore made it two children from two different women.
Assets (Houses and Cars)
Wizkid over the years has acclaimed a lot of wealth and has acquired a lot of properties worth millions over the years. He owns a house worth over N13 million which is in Nigeria. He owns expensive cars and also owns properties in the states.
Some of Wizkid’s favorite cars are:
- Hyundai Sonata (N6.5 million)
- Black Honda Accord I-VTEC (N8 million)
- Mercedes Benz 2012 Compressor (N10 million)
- BMW X6 (almost N12 million)
- Porsche Panamera (over N15 million) – This car was crashed in an accident.
- Porsche Cayenne (N18 million)
- Bentley (N45.5 million)
Wizkid’s Net Worth In Dollars currently
Wizkid’s net worth is over $12 million dollars which for a young musician is a big achievement. He surpasses the likes of Davido and Mavin’s boss, Don Jazzy to become the richest in Nigeria and third in Africa. He has more than a million followers on social media and was ranked 5th by Forbes as one of the richest and bankable artist in Africa.
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