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Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. He kicked off his singing career at the early age of 11 when he recorded his first song with one of Nigeria's celebrated music icons, OJB Jezreel. He went on to record a 7-track album, which he released in his church in Lagos, under the name of Lil' Prinz; this was just a stint that earned him a remarkable deal of encouragement and recognition from family, his church and other artistes. Years later in 2006, with a new stage name, and a passion for making music and God-given talent, Wizkid got ...

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Wizkid Music Videos

Wizkid - Azonto

Wizkid - Oluwa Lo Ni

Wizkid - Dance For Me

Wizkid News

Updated September 12, 2014
2face Idibia and Wizkid have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Hennessy Artistry campaign which pairs ...
Davido sat down with Olisa Adibua for an online interview show titled “The Truth”. The Nigerian superstar opened up and ...
Nigerian pop star Wizkid posted a picture of himself with a new haircut on his Instagram page, much to the mixed ...
Wizkid revealed the album he will be releasing will be his last project on the E.M.E. label. When asked on his reasons ...
As busy as he is, Wizkid took some time off to talk to Olisa Adibua on his online show titled The Truth. The musician ...
Whoa! What’s going on? Two of Nigeria’s biggest artists Davido and Wizkid don’t seem to like each other. If the ...
Just when we thought we’d heard it all, another controversy rocks the entertainment scene. Carolyn Ikpea, an ...
The stars of Mavin Records have released a teaser for their upcoming video for “Docrobucci”. The singers include Don ...
Wizkid has dropped a video titled "Show You The Money". The clip was shot in Nigeria and directed by Patrick Ellis. ...
Wizkid is set to tour the United Kingdom. The Starboy will be performing at Indigo in London on 26 September and at the ...
StarBoy Wizkid has revealed he has recorded a track with Rihanna! He confirmed the news yesterday via the telephone ...
Star Boy Wizkid has been seen hanging out with Chris Brown again - seems the two are really forming a good friendship. ...
The Star Boy is set to perform at Essex Fest in the UK on 20 July. The two day music festival will also feature Jhené ...
The Star Boy Wizkid has tweeted about having recorded a “hot track” with Chris Brown. He also tweeted that his second ...
It looks like Wizkid is having a blast in USA. The singer was in studio with Chris Brown and Tyga and later went out ...
Wizkid has got a couple of exciting things up his sleeve. The Star Boy has released a brand new video for his recently ...
Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) has rolled out the official music video for ShayDee’s song “Won Gbo Mi". The EME ...
How does Wizkid show love to the people in his life? He dedicates an entire song just to show appreciation. Wiz’s ...
The 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards will definitely be the event of the year! With just under two weeks till the ...
The sizzling hot performer line-up for the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2014 just got even hotter with the ...

Full Biography

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. He kicked off his singing career at the early age of 11 when he recorded his first song with one of Nigeria's celebrated music icons, OJB Jezreel. He went on to record a 7-track album, which he released in his church in Lagos, under the name of Lil' Prinz; this was just a stint that earned him a remarkable deal of encouragement and recognition from family, his church and other artistes.

Years later in 2006, with a new stage name, and a passion for making music and God-given talent, Wizkid got back into the studio to hone his craft. He continued to develop as a Singer and Songwriter by working under some of Nigeria's biggest Musical names such as OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, Ikechukwu and many others. Over the next few years his talent as a Singer and Songwriter became evident and it resulted in Wiz being prominently featured alongside some of the biggest Artistes in Nigeria's Music Industry to much critical and commercial acclaim.

2009 would prove to be Wizkid's break-out year, as his collaboration with M.I on "Fast Money, Fast Cars" on the Talk About It album drew major attention to his distinct voice, singing style and penchant for great songwriting. He went on to feature on Kel's "Turn by Turn", the  Barcelos radio jingle and many other high profile projects. He also got signed to Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment, and featured prominently on Banky's "The W Experience" album.

At the age of 20, this extremely talented and charming young man had already achieved so much, thanks to his drive and focus for turning his life's experiences into incredible music. In 2010, he released his first singles, "Holla at your Boy", "Gidi Girl" and "Ori Mi" with label mate, Skales; then there was the hit song, "Tease Me" which was just a studio freestyle that got leaked online and turned into a big hit in different parts of Nigeria and among Nigerians worldwide.

He bagged the coveted award for the Promising Artiste of the Year at the 2010 edition of the Dynamix All Youth Awards, collaborated with several artistes and performed at some A-list events; some of which include the Soundcity Music Video Awards, Lord of the Ribs Lagos, Rhythm Unplugged, the Shutdown Concert with Rick Ross, the Koko Concert, Crack Ya Ribs Lagos, Face of Selera 2010 Abuja just to mention a few.

Record Label: Empire Mates Entertainment

Management: M.et.al Entertainment

Nominations

Promising Artiste of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2009

Song of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2010

Awards

Promising Artiste of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2010