Wizkid, Biography and Awards

Wizkid, Biography and Awards

June 6, 2023 0 By Fasholu Gabriel Oluwatobi

Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on July 16, 1990, in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.

He first gained popularity in 2010 with his debut album, “Superstar,” which included the hit single “Holla at Your Boy.” He has since released several more albums and has become one of the most popular and successful African artists of all time.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, grew up in a large family and was raised by his mother, a Pentecostal Christian.

Wizkid began singing at a young age and was encouraged by his family to pursue a career in music.

In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) and released his debut single, “Holla at Your Boy,” in 2010. The song became an instant hit and helped establish Wizkid as a rising star in the Nigerian music industry.

His debut album, “Superstar,” was released in 2011 and included several other hit singles, such as “Don’t Dull” and “Tease Me/Bad Guys.” The album was a commercial success and helped solidify Wizkid’s position as one of Nigeria’s most popular artists.

Since then, Wizkid has released several more albums, including “Ayo” (2014) and “Sounds from the Other Side” (2017). He has also collaborated with numerous other artists, both in Nigeria and internationally, including Drake, Beyoncé, and Skepta.

Wizkid has won several awards for his music, including BET Awards, MOBO Awards, and MTV Africa Music Awards. He is regarded as one of the most successful African artists of all time and has helped to popularize Nigerian music around the world.