Today’s focus is on Wizkid and in this article, We are going to update on Wizkid Net worth, Wizkid Biography, Wizkid achievement and awards, Wizkid Record Label, Wizkid Career and everything you need to know about him.
Wizkid Net Worth and Biography
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Wizkid a Nigerian-born singer and songwriter was born on 16th July, 1990.
He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five (5), a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the limelight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also spawned the singles “Tease Me/Bad Guys” and “Don’t Dull”.
Wizkid Early life and career
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on 16 July 1990, in Surulere, Lagos, Nugeria. He grew up in an interfaith household (a family that includes one or more Jews and one or more people from different faith traditions) with twelve female siblings. His mother is a Pentecostal Christian and his father practices Islam.
In another interview with Adesope of Factory 78 TV, Wizkid said he formed a group called the Glorious Five with a couple of his church friends. They managed to release an album prior to disbanding. Wizkid went by the stage name Lil Prinz until 2006.
Wizkid cited Naeto C as one of the people who mentored and coached him when he was 15 years old. Wizkid inked a record deal with Banky W‘s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009. He co-wrote “Omoge You Too Much”, a song from Banky W.’s The W Experience album.
In mid-2009, he dropped out of Lagos State University (LASU). He later attended Lead City University, but dropped out after completing two sessions.
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and also a multi talented songwriter who most people believe is probably the best pop singer that the Nigerian music industry have had.
Wizkid Lifestyle And Record Label
In year 2013, Wizkid tweeted a subliminal message about his decision to leave EME and tweaked his Twitter account. He was also rumoured to have moved out of the E.M.E mansion in Lagos which was confirmed true after he had acquired his own home in the Lekki Phase 1 area.
Prior to Wizkid’s subliminal tweets, Banky W pacified fans by assuring them that nothing was amiss. Furthermore, it was reported that troubles within E.M.E began as early as the E.M.E All Stars concert in 2012.
It was also reported that money was at the centre of the controversy.
Long story short, Wizkid departed E.M.E following the release of his second studio album and the expiration of his five-year contract.
In a video interview with Capital Xtra in October 2019, Wizkid said he left E.M.E without any money.
Wizkid established Starboy Entertainment in March 2013, his first signing was Maleek Berry and he then added Legendury Beatz in quick succession.
In 2017, Billboard reported that Wizkid signed a multi-album worldwide record deal with RCA Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music.
Starboy Entertainment has been nominated for a best record label award one by the City People Entertainment Awards and four times by The Beatz Awards.
Wizkid Awards and Achievements
Wizkid has quite alot of awards and achievement to boost of. His contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned him several achievements, including the Grammy Award for Best Music Video as a lead artist on Beyoncé‘s “Brown Skin Girl” his first ever Grammy Award.
He is the most awarded African artist at the BET Awards (3), Soul Train Awards (3), Billboard Awards (3), iHeartRadio Music Awards (2) and MOBO Awards (6).
He is also a recipient of an ASCAP plaque for his songwriting contributions to Drake‘s “One Dance”, which also earned two Guinness World Records, for being the first song to reach a billion streams on Spotify, and at the time being the most streamed song on Spotify.
Wizkid was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2019. He is also the most awarded artiste in The Headies award history. He was nominated in the Best Global Music Album and the Best Global Music Performance categories in the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for Made in Lagos Deluxe Edition and “Essence” respectively. In November 2021, Apple Music Awards announced him as the winner of Artist of the Year (Africa).
Wizkid Net Worth 2023
We can’t actually place a direct figure on his net worth but it can be estimated based on his income from shows, record labels, music videos and gifts from top Celebrities.
It is no news that Wizkid is among the best pop singer in Africa as he has won the heart of millions of people all over the globe.
His principal source of cash comes from the digital sales of his successful songs and albums, as well as through sold-out performances, YouTube music videos, and endorsement deals with major businesses.
Calculating the income based on streaming platforms according to the data collated, it was reported that Wizkid has over 3.4 billion streams across all the streaming platform.
And on average it was reported that streaming platforms pays $0.003 for each stream an artist gets. So if we are going to do the math 3 billion will be an estimate income of $10.4 million.
Calculating the income based on YouTube streams, Shows and Endorsement deals according to the data collated, it was reported that Wizkid has an estimated $2.2 million from YouTube music videos, endorsement deals with an estimated value of $5.3 million and $1 Million estimated revenue for shows.
Therefore, we can estimate Wizkid net worth at around $19.8 million (N10 Billion Naira) which makes him the richest Artist in the Nigerian music industry slightly above his counterpart Davido.