Biography Of WizKid (Star Boy)
Biography Of WizKid (Star Boy).
Wizkid is believed to be the most popular and richest music star in the country. Starting his career at the age of 11, his net worth is now estimated to be about $11 million. His single “Holla at Your Boy” became an overnight hit and gave Wizkid a huge jumpstart for his future career. How did Wizkid manage to become so successful? Let’s take a look at Wizkid biography and his path to success.
From Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun to the “Starboy”
Wizkid or Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born in Surulere (16 July 1990). Surulere is a small residential part of Lagos, Nigeria and is known as a commercial district as well. Wizkid spent his childhood with twelve female siblings. His mother was Christian by faith, but his father practiced Islam. Wizkid and his family did not really spend a lot of time together. In recent interviews, Wizkid claimed that his father had three wives and it made for a not-so-cosy family scenario.
Since his early days, Wizkid has been addicted to music. The first collaborative album he released was with a group called the Glorious Five which was made up of him and his church friends. In 2009, Banky W’s record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) signed a record deal with him. Shortly after that, his first single “Holla at Your Boy” from his first studio album Superstar (2011) was released.
After the song was greatly welcomed by music lovers, Wizkid recorded some more hits, such as: “Love My Baby”, “Don’t Dull”, “Oluwa Lo Ni”, “Pakurumo”. All these singles were recorded as a part of the Superstar album.
In 2013, Wizkid established his own recording studio “Starboy”. His second studio album – Ayo, was released shortly after that in September 2014. The self-titled album included such hits as: “On Top Your Matter”,”Joy”, “Bombay” “Jaiye Jaiye”, “One Question”.
Wizkid released a promotional single “Like This” on the 5th June 2016. Produced by Ghanaian producer DJ Henry X, the song was seen as a mix of Wizkid’s style and Drakes’ tempo. Soon after the release of his second studio album, Wizkid left E.M.E. But Wizkid did not plan to leave the limelight. On 1st March 2017, the Nigerian singer signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records.
Drake and Wizkid’s “One Dance”
2016 was a year of international recognition for Wizkid. His collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance” brought Wizkid to the top charts of 15 countries. It included the music charts of the United States, United Kingdom, and even Australia.
Wizkid still remains Nigeria’s first artist to appear on Billboard’s Twitter Last 24 hours chart. Wizkid and Drake’s afrobeat-mixed “One Dance” single, reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was so popular that it stayed at the top spot for 10 weeks.
Despite the successful collaboration with Drake, Wizkid did not let up in his own music. He recorded some solo hits. Also, he worked together with several famous artists on hits, such as “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).
Wizkid’s kids and baby mamas
A fan Tweeted Wizkid that he has good taste because his baby mamas are real beauties. Look at how the singer replied.
Wizkid’s life motto – wealth
As of 2017, Wizkid’s net worth is around $11 million. The singer enjoys his luxurious life and spends money on cars or investment in real estate. Cars are Wizkid’s passion. His cars are known for its posh look and expensive price.
Some of Wizkid’s favourite 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)
As a result of Wizkid net worth, Forbes ranked him as the 5th out of Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists in 2013. In February 2014, Wizkid had more than 1 million followers on Twitter. He also enjoys huge popularity on Instagram.
Wizkid is the most rapidly developing Nigerian musician, who has managed to reach the top of the UK and the USA charts. His net worth is more than $11 million and his cars shine brighter than the sun. So if you have a dream, do not hesitate to give it a try.