Wizkid Net Worth and Biography(7 Facts He is a Trickster)
Last updated on July 28th, 2019 at 01:46 pm
Today I will cover all the facts you need to know about Wizkid net worth and biography, starting from his history, family to his investments.
So, for the next few minutes stay with me as I take you on a journey of a lifetime. I know you are up for it because if you are not then you wouldn’t be here.
Often times when a person types the keyword how much is Wizkid net worth into Google. it is either you are doing research, or you got into an argument.
I want to pretend you just asked me how much is Wizkid net worth so I can answer it below.
Wizkid worth in 2019 is $22 million and by converting this to Nigeria currency which is the Naira. The above figure amounts into N7.920 billion.
That’s 7.920 billion Naira in words, I mean no wonder he ranks on the second spot of SMC richest musicians in Nigeria.
He only lost the first spot to Davido who has a net worth of $24 million.
Sometimes, I notice how the fans of the two Naija musician argue on social media.
One question I have to be asked whenever this argument starts is Wizkid and Davido net worth who is the richest?
- Wizkid has a total net worth of $22,000,000 which is equivalent of N7.920 Billion
- Davido has a total net worth of $24,000,000 equivalent of N8.242 Billion… this makes Davido the richest in 2019
Wizkid and Dbanj net worth Who is the richest? I am positive this question may have also crossed you.
- Dbanj has a net worth of $16.7 Million in 2019 or N6.012 Billion
- Wizkid has a net worth of $22 Million or N7.920 Billion… making Wizzy richer than Dbanj
Thankfully I just helped the fans answer the question above…
at least this way they do not have to argue anymore right!
Here are the quick points from this post…
Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Stage Name: Wizkid
Years Active: 2009 till Date
Net Worth: $22,000,000
State of Origin: Lagos
Source of Income: Shows, Starboy Records, Music, Endorsement
Mind you this list keeps fluctuating because. depending on what these celebrities accumulate on a yearly basis that’s how their net worth are calculated.
Having said let’s get dirty shall we
Wizkid Biography and History
I will break this session of the post down into several subheadings. Each of these subheadings will help you better understand from big to smaller details.
So by the time you finish this section, you will be able to know where Wizkid is from, how old he is and more.
But wait there is more!
Do you know that Wizkid is from Lagos state and that he is a Yoruba man born into a polygamous home?
Well, he is quite the anchor of hope you will say right?
When I look at his life and how he is turned out, I am inclined to talk to young and old.
That it doesn’t matter where you have been, what you have been through, just stay focus. Set your mind to your goal, work your ass out and I guarantee you, you will be successful.
Wizkid had no two head right, neither was he born with a golden spoon.
So, whenever I am asked what is your success procedure for young people who are still trying to find a path.
Here is my answer!
- Figure out what you are really good at and then learn a high-income skill.
- Have a very big dream, don’t settle for less
- Work your ass out trying to achieve those goals
- Never listen to Naysayers because they will want to reduce you to nothing.
- Once you have made it, give back to the society i.e charitable donation
If you do these things consistently, I am not telling you that you might succeed.
Understand the difference, because now will be the right time to have the right idea that you must succeed.
The Harsh Truth
The truth is that Wizkid Ayo Balogun net worth didn’t just rise to where it is by sitting down.
Wizkid net worth rose to this point because he worked his ass out by doing all of the above.
Family helped, friends, helped which brings me to suggest. that always surround yourself with positive minded people.
That wealth you desire won’t come if the people around you only produce negative energy.
Enough of my advice already, after all, I know I am still trying to succeed like you.
It’s okay to admire the rich and people with great affluence over society and the world. because that’s every man’s dream of creating a better world.
Having said, work work work and work, that’s Rihanna’s song. and guess where it landed her, Number 1 richest female musician in the world.
If she did it and increase her worth, then you too can, it all starts with that little desire to be great.
Now that you are ready and made up your mind to be successful, I will take you through Wizkid biography.
The History of Wizkid
One of the most shocking things of all is that some of you that are his fans don’t even know Wizkid real name. but let me clarify that for you today.
Where Was Wizkid Born
Wizkid real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun born in Lagos State which is located West of Nigeria.
So when next you get asked where is Wizkid from just tell them that he’s a from Lagos state. and a native of Surulere in the West of Nigeria
Nigeria is a country in Africa and as you may have already known, Africa is one of the 7 continents in the world.
Nigeria has produced lots of music figures that have changes in how the world views Africa.
Among some of these iconic great Nigeria musicians is Fela Kuti King of Afrobeat, King Sunny Ade master of highlife, Majek Fashek, Raskimono may his soul rest in peace.
These are icons that affected the world of Nigeria music and changed how the world sees Africa.
In this present generation, the trends changed a lot with lots of musicians emerging. from every nuke and cranny of the country.
Among the names in recent times that have achieved a milestone to be categorized. among some of Nigeria greatest musician are Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, 2face Idibia, and D’banj.
How old is Wizkid Now
Wizkid was born in the year 1990 June 16th to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Starboy is 29 years old now.
The marriage between Mr. and Mrs. Balogun is an interfaith marriage right although Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a product of interfaith marriage. his father still had other wives with 12 Kids.
Wizkid half brothers and sisters have never been mention before. but such is the taste when you come from a polygamous home.
I grew up in a polygamous home and I utterly know what it’s like growing up in one. but one of my fondest memories is when we are eating together.
I mean it was great and the best feeling you could hope for, I can still remember dragging beef with my older sisters.
The truth is I definitely don’t encourage a polygamous home. but like everything else it has it’s up and downs.
I just shared mine with you above!
What is Wizkid Parents religion
Wizkid mother and father are of two different major religion in Nigeria.
The father of wizzy baba is a Muslim and the mother is a Christian. and the owner of Starboy record label spent most part of his childhood attending church with his mother.
I believe you and I can say that Wizkid religion is Christianity given the obvious fact. that his career started in the church while singing as a choir at the age of 11.
The above subheadings answers questions like Where is Wizkid state of origin, where is Wizkid from in Nigeria, What’s Wizkid age and what’s Wizkid real name.
So, if you are into a research or an argument, or purely for educational purposes, I believe I have answered all this questions in the above subheadings.
Now let’s move a little bit deeper, don’t forget this is a rabbit hole, the more you go, the more mystery to unlock.
Let’s take a nose dive now shall we!
For this section I will take you into the forest of his humble beginning as a Nigerian musician.
so, hope you stay with me because in other to truly get Wizkid assets, I have to show you everything.
Where It All Started For Wizkid
You notice I said you and can conclude that he is of the Christian faith right?
Let’s get into all of that because these were the moments that fused together. and gave birth to the Starboy Wizkid.
Life, as you and I know it is a collection of moments, each and every of these moments, creates epic memories. Well, for some it isn’t very epic.
My point is that you and I can be so worried. of what is to come that we forget how to live in the moment.
Here is a piece of advice from me to you…
… Leave in this world happily spending every moment like it’s your last.
This way of living creates an ocean of good memories and even when you have bad ones. you can shrug it off easily because you have more happy memories than sad ones.
The Story continues
Going to church with his mother made him to pick an interest in music and this led to the formation of Glorious Five.
A music group that he formed with his friends and under this group. Ayo released his first collaboration album.
So, let me answer a quick question below
Who is Wizkid
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer, Songwriter, and the owner of Starboy record label. A label he formed after quitting EME records.
Wizkid love for music started at a very tender age precisely he started recording at age 11. I mean When Wizkid started music, he was just 11, take a minute to imagine that now will you.
This is according to Wizkid bio on Wikipedia page.
Wizkid Voice during an Interview With Adesope TV
While I was growing up as a kid I had the privileged of listening. to music icons like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley.
I looked up to them a lot for inspiration and over the years I aspired to create my own sound from theirs.
I did some song and perform under the name Lil Prinz after my boyhood group disbanded.
The truth is I would always hide in the studio because Ma and Pa weren’t approving of the idea of becoming a musician.
Thankfully at the age of 15, I was mentored by Naeto C.
I use to go to OJB Jezreel studio during the time when 2baba was preparing for his grass to grace album.
But I didn’t really sing at the studio because OJB Jezreel didn’t let that happen for about a year.
No complaints though because am positive he must have had his reasons at the time.
I was also at the studio when Sound Sultan was recording his album then. and I honestly think everything fused together to make me who I am today.
So, for a boy so young with big dreams where did Wizkid school?
Where did Wizkid School and Who discovered Him
He schooled in Lagos State University and One of the people who discovered Wizkid is Banky W.
Wizkid hometown Lagos state gave him admission into Lagos State University. popularly known in the country as LASU.
But his education was cut short as a result of a lack of finance to push further.
Schooling in Nigeria is expensive and worse still is you come out even more frustrated.
I have been there, so are some others, so I can relate because, in my opinion, the school doesn’t teach you. the necessary skill set to survive in the real world.
But you know what don’t take my word for it until you have gone and come out as a graduate.
Heck, even the best result doesn’t guarantee you a short at a very good job.
but then again seeking a job is for those people that get lost in the illusion of a secured future.
Having a job doesn’t secure your future, what it does is leave you at the mercy of your boss. who can fire you anytime he sees fit.
Wizkid did drop out of school due to financial struggles but did it pay off?
Off course yeah it did, I mean I don’t know how else would someone define being the second richest musician in Nigeria?
Let me know if you think dropping out of school didn’t yield a good result.
I bet you that if Wizkid completed his academic session, chances are he do be among the millions seeking jobs.
What’s the Bottom line?
Go to school as a way to develop yourself but not because it guarantees you a secured life.
There is no such thing as a secured future if you don’t take calculated risks. because the higher the risk of a thing, the higher the reward.
In 2009, Wizkid dropped out of Lagos State University to seek a surer financial life.
In this case, music was all he knew, that’s the only thing he was good at…
He recorded for a few years and wanted to continue his education but that didn’t work out either.
This time he dropped out of Lead university after two sessions. and this time he had all his focus on music.
You know how it is when the only the thing you are good at is the only saving grace and option you have.
So what do you do?
You throw all that energy into it getting better and better.
Take for instance, when I started out blogging or writing contents, I wasn’t really sure but after leaving school. and staying unemployed for several years, I had to own my skill which is writing.
Today when I look at writing skills I can say I have improved a lot better than I was about a year ago.
My point being master what you are good at because really soon the market place is gonna your skill set.
In 2009 Wizkid started recording his debut studio album Superstar. and on the 2nd of January, a Lead single was released off the album.
Holla at your boy is the song that introduced Ibrahim into the Naija music industry.
I could still remember his face when he was riding the bicycle on that video.
Damn so many years have flown by and the memories are still daunting good.
Your boy Wizzy quickly rose to fame following the lead single Holla at your body. which brought him the award for next rated artist in 2011 Headies Award.
After the award night, Wizkid has presented the gift of a Hyundai Sonata car.in Silver Bird Victoria Highland Lagos.
This marked his first award as an upcoming artist. and you can say that boy that dropped down from school for lack of funds is on the way to the top.
Who Discovered Wizkid
Wizkid was discovered and signed by EME boss Banky W. A music label that helped Wizkid to quickly rise to stardom.
It was under the Empire Mates Emirates that Wizkid Superstar album was released.
The lead single of the Album Holla at your boy further won Channel O best newcomer video. and best Afro-pop in 2011.
EME released a compilation album in 2012 and as a promotion, the crew began a tour in the US and UK.
Some of the countries that were toured are on the 4th of July 2012 include Washington DC, Houston, New York City e.t.c.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professional stage is Wizkid. A name that’s got the likes of Rihanna dancing to one of his hit songs.
Wizkid Second Studio Album Ayo
The recording of Starboy second studio album started in 2012 through 2014.
and although this album suffered a push back date, Wizkid took to his Instagram to Unveil. the album cover on the 6th of November 2914.
When the album came out it was self-titled Ayo which is the name of the Superstar.
Ayo is a Yoruba name and it means Joy. I can only imagine how amazing Ayo did when it came out.
Complete Tracks from Wizkid 2nd Album Ayo
Ayo album featured Fela’s son Femi Kuti, Phyno, Akon, Sheyi Shay, Banky W, Wale and more.
In 2016 after the feature with Drake which earned him an international identity, Wizkid became the first African to feature on Billboard Twitter Last 24 hours with the song One Dance.
Also, One Dance which he was featured on by Drake took number 1 position on Billboard hot 100 charts for a none consistent 10 weeks.
This might be a good time to tell you that he has done lots of songs with different international artists. like Chris brown.
One Dance took the number 1 spot in 15 countries different countries including the UK and US.
In 2016, Chris Brown decided to tag Wizzy along for his One Hell of a Nite Tour. A tour to which Wizkid also decide to go on to further boost his global recognition.
Other than producing music, I think like everything else one has to be strategic too.
How Starboy Records Was Formed
Wizkid left EME music after his 5 years contract but it was not entirely in good terms.
Being the lead singer at that point in time, he wanted more percent more like a 50-50 split.
This didn’t sit well with Banky W and Wizkid decided to leave after his 5 years contract expired.
I won’t cover that much but you can read all about it here at your leisure time.
After quitting EME records, Wizkid decided to form the Starboy record label. and on the 17th of April 2017, he signed Maleek Berry.
Together the two worked on the track Lagos to Soweto, a track which was well received.
Wizkid first single under Starboy records is Caro. and till date the record still stands as one of his major source of income.
Wizkid Children and Baby mama
The name of the singers first son is Boluwatife Balogun. but Wizkid kids are 3 in numbers.
As a matter of fact Wizkid 3 kids are from 3 different women. It’s no surprise right, after all, the likes of Davido got two also.
Daddy yo Wizkid had first denied having the baby Boluwatife but later a paternity test was carried out.
The test confirmed the child belonged to Wizkid. Prior to him denying, Starboy Wizkid posted a photo of him and his boy on Twitter.
The photo raised questions from curious fans, like is that your son, he is cute and so on.
Wizkid First Baby Mama Sola Ogudugu
Wizkid first baby mama is Sola Ogudubu and she is the mother of Boluwatife Wizkid first son.
The two started dating in 2010 and in 2011 both had their first child, one which kid didn’t need a paternity test for.
Boluwatife is currently 8 years old as you can imagine….
Check out his picture below.
Wizkid 2nd Baby Mama Diallo Bintu
Wizkid Second Baby mama is Bintu Diallo and she is the mother of Wizkid second son Ayodeji Balogun.
Ayodeji is named after his very father Wizkid but report reaching Shoutmeceleb Entertainment is that. Wizkid has refused to pay child support for 2 years.
In Bintu’s Post on an Instagram story, she claimed Wizkid is a deadbeat. and Threatens to sue him after making several attempts to reach the Surulere born.
Wizkid family pleaded with her not to take such action against their son as this. might cause him immigration troubles, a plea which she fell for.
If he isn’t paying child support then sue his sorry ass one of Bintu Instagram followers screamed.
Well, I don’t know about you but Wizkid should be paying his child support right?
Anyways let’s move on to his 3rd baby mama.
Wizkid 3rd Baby Mama Jada Pollock
Wizkid 3rd baby mama is Jada Pollock the veteran singer manager. According to legit.ng their affair was kept a secret until the baby showed up.
Truth is the life of celebrities makes having more than one baby mama inevitable. most especially for one as successful as Wizkid.
The name of Starboy 3rd son is Zion Balogun, Zion was born in 2017 making him 2 years old now.
Here is the other of Wizkid children in order of eldest to the Junior.
- Boluwatife Balogun – Wizkid first son
- Ayodeji Balogun – Wizkid second son
- Zion Balogun – Wizkid third son
One special merit added to Wizkid profile is when he. became the first Afrobeat singer to enter the Guinness Book of World record.
Having said that let’s get into Wizkid net worth and investment. I believe you are waiting for this right?
Don’t worry I got you, because the one thing I love is giving you value in exchange for your time here.
What is Wizkid net worth 2019
I totally get it when you ask how much is Wizkid worth. there is a simple answer to that question but let’s take a matured route out.
The reason is that I want to break down Wizkid property into Wizkid Net worth cars and houses.
but not just that, by the end of this post you and I will look at his awards and Endorsement deals.
Let’s begin now, shall we!
It is not news that celebrities love expensive cool kinds of stuff like from a good home to a nice car.
While I am absolutely thrilled to talk to you about Wizkid property like his house in Los Angeles. bear in mind that you don’t necessarily need to own the biggest house to be happy.
I believe happiness is a state of mind that’s subject to your change, however, money for many brings true happiness.
Here is my take on that, if money is the only driving force for your happiness, then you never a happy man.
Wizkid New House In Surulere & Los Angeles
Wizkid home in Surulere is the first of his 3 houses, though I will add that the house in banana island. might only be speculations since Legit.ng claim it was never confirmed by the singer.
Buying a house is your hometown in 2013 is a dream for any fast-rising musician. but this was a foot Wizkid achieved about 6 years back.
Wizkid Surulere home costs at the time an estimated figure of N8 to N10 million Naira.
The house boosts a 4 bedroom with a magnificent interior that gives the feel of luxury.
However, stars hardly get comfortable in one house as a result of the demanding life of a celebrity. which causes them to travel more, the need for other houses in different locations around the world rises increasingly.
This has lead Naija musician Wizkid to also buy a house in US Los Angeles.
Wizkid home in Los Angeles costs an estimated price of $14 to $15 million dollars.
According to sources that Shoutmeceleb Entertainment spoke with, one in particular said; if you are looking to visit Paradise then Wizkid Los Angeles home would be it.
A remark I find to be humorous because this may be counterintuitive, but if Wizkid house in Los Angeles is paradise. forgive me for saying this but then I don’t want to go to paradise.
Key points to note:
- Wizkid four bedroom duplex in Surulere costs between N8 to N10 million Naira
- The Los Angeles home costs N3.6 billion Naira
Now that you know how much Wizkid houses cost, I will take you further down to his fleet of cars.
The beauty of having wealth is that you can give yourself whatever life that you deserve right?
Well, let’s check out his cars now shall!
Wizkid Lamborghini Urus N80 Million
This is the costliest cars in Wizkid car collections. It reportedly cost him a whopping N80 million Naira back then in 2017.
Converting the amount to dollars, Wizkid Lambo is worth $200,000.
But Wait there is more
The engine of the car is powered by a 650 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0 Liter V-8. which give you speed for every penny you spent buying it.
Urus rides on a Volkswagen group platform shared with Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7.
Also, it’s the interior is the master of comfort most especially the two front seats designed. to give you maximum comfort as you speed along any road.
I am not an expert with cars but I know a good one when I see it. If you love cars as I do then read more on the specifications of this car here.
Heck, I forgot to mention that Wizkid actually bought this car during its first release. making him one of the people in the world that acquired the ride even before it’s official release in 2018.
Bentley Continental GT speed Convertible N50 million
When the roof of this beauty lowers, everything about the car blends in just fine.
It has an entirely new quick closing mechanism. and you know that Bentley as a brand only provides masterpieces.
If you want to drive good roads effortlessly then I will definitely recommend Bentley Cayenne.
most especially because of its 6.0 liter Bentley 12.0 cylinder beneath its bonnet.
It is the Super 8-speed dual clutch can make this fairy tale accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.7seconds.
If anything it’s a racer and if you need to go on some real fun drive to experience speed on. a whole new dimension, you would want to hop into this car.
However, look it up on the Bentley website through this link here.
I had to single the 2 above cars out for a brief touching because they are the singer’s most expensive car collection.
However here is a complete list of all Wizkid from most expensive to the least expensive.
- Lamborghini Urus N80,000,000
- Bentley Bentayga N50,000,000
- Porche Panamera N25,000,000
- Porche Cayenne N18,000,000
- BMW X6 N11,000,000
- Mercedes Benz 2012 compressor N10,000,000
- Black Honda Accord I-VTEC N8,000,000
- Hyundai Sonata N6,000,000
Wizkid had an accident with his Porche Cayenne while he was coming back from an outing with friends.
Although nothing happened but the passers-by that witness the accident when it happened in 2013. said the airbag in the car deployed on impact shielding him and others from any injury.
However, about two weeks after the accident, he bought a new car which is listed among the machines above.
Wizkid Endorsement deals
- Signed a One year with Pepsi worth $N350,000 and renewed for another 2 years
- Involved in a one year deal with MTN but later ditched them to sign with Glo for 128 million Naira
- Signed an Endorsement Deals with Ciroc alongside Sean Diddy Combs
- Sign a deal with Nike in 2018 and was involved in Dolce and Gabbana show in Milan
- Rocked super eagles Jersey for an upfront of $10,000
Dolce and Gabbana reportedly paid Wizkid $20,000 to walk the runway with Naomi Campbell. this, in turn, had increase Wizkid net worth in Naira and dollars.
Every ounce of coin gathered from his Endorsement deals is a potential increment. to his bank account without a doubt.
Wizkid Net worth Vs Olamide Net Worth Vs Don Jazzy Net Worth
Often a time Olamide, Don Jazzy, and Wizkid gets compared to know who is richer!
I will help clarify this today by revealing how much is Wizkid net worth 2019.
Wizkid has a total of $22,000,000 which when converted to Naira is 7.920 billion plus.
This means in 2019 Forbes Wizkid net worth ranks him richer than Olamide and Don Jazzy net worth.
Don Jazzy on the other hand ranks at number 3 in the list of richest Nigerian Musicians.
All Wizkid Awards
- MTV Europe prize, the ‘Best Worldwide Act 2016
- Winner of MTV Europe Music Prize as the Best African Act 2016
- MTV Africa Music prize for collaborating with Absolut – 2016
- Artist of 2016 by The Headies
- Best male title -MTV Africa 2016
- Artist of the Year – MTV Africa 2016
- Song of 2016 by The Headies
- One Dance – Teen Choice 2016
- Pop Artist of 2015 by City People Entertainment Award
- Hottest Single in 2015 and 2014 Nigeria Music Award in entertainment sphere
- BET Best International Act: Africa 2012
- One Dance song – Top R&B Record of 2017 by Billboard
- Best International Act: Africa title from BET 2017
- Best International Act – MOBO 2017
- Award for One Dance hit – Hip Hop Song of 2017 ( iHeartRadio)
- Young Person of 2017 – Future Awards Africa
- Young Person of 2017 – Future Awards Africa
- One Dance – Song of 2017 by Echo Award
- One Dance song – Top R&B Record’ of 2017 by Billboard
To add to a load of information on this page, I have decided to give you a break down of Wizkid net worth in pounds, Naira, and Dollars.
- £17.38 Million
- N7.920 billion
- $22 million
The net worth Wizkid has established himself as one of the top musicians in the country.
He started small and now he is a renowned figure all over the world after his collabo with Drake.
Success is achievable with hard work and smart work, something that Wizkid has combined very well.
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