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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 News

Updated March 25, 2014
We think Wizkid’s cover of Bob Marley’s classic songs “Joy” and “No Woman No Cry” is very cool. The Naija artist ...
Things are really looking up for Wizkid! The Nigerian star has been invited by international musician, Tinie Tempah, as ...
Wizkid and Flavour N'abania have collaborated on a new song. The two stars hinted the collabo on Twitter yesterday (10 ...
It’s time to “Boogie Down” with Saeon. The singer has released a new song featuring Wizkid. The track was produced by ...
Wande Coal and Wizkid are just some of the major acts that will perform at the Diamond S.W.A.G Account Concert. This ...
After dropping his “On Top Your Matter” music video, Wizkid treated his fans to another track, “One Question”. The ...
Wizkid has released the video for his second single “On Top Your Matter”. The song is the follow up to his single ...
Wizkid has revealed that he's dropping new music on Valentine's Day (February 14). "#TeamWizkid! Get ready for new ...
Wizkid’s record label Star Boy Entertainment has released a new single titled “Number One”. Legendury Beatz produced ...
The starboy Wizkid recently posted a pic of himself with Nadia Buari, the Ghanian actress. According to the caption, ...
Star Boy Wizkid is set to perform alongside Hip-hop duo R2Bees this weekend. The concert will be held at the Tamale ...
In a recent interview with iCR8 Media, the Star Boy talked about his much anticipated album 'Chosen', success and what ...
It seems Wande Coal and Wizkid are working on new music. The pair recently hit the recording studio with producer ...
Wizkid and Shaydee have released a new song titled "Won Gibo Mi". The freestyle was produced by Legendury Beatz. ...
The highly anticipated new single from Wizkid is finally here! Titled “On Top Your Matter,” the funky love song comes ...
Wizkid has just released the music video for his hit single “Jaiye Jaiye” featuring Femi Kuti. The music video was shot ...
Wizkid has released a new song titled "Nobody But You" featuring Wale. According to his producer Maleek Berry, the ...
Following the “Skelewu” drama between Davido and acclaimed director Sesan, it seems Wizkid has decided to take Sesan’s ...
Wizkid has shared a photo of himself hanging out with his two year old son Boluwatife. The Star Boy posted the image on ...
Wizkid and Banky W were recently spotted shooting a music video with Akon! The stars were filming the visuals for their ...

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