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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 October 14, 2014
Samklef is upset with Star Boy Wizkid and has accused him of spoiling his business. After years of working together, ...
Wizkid and Victoria Kimani are cooking something in the studio. The Star Boy took to Instagram to announce their recent ...
In a recent interview with Abrantee on Capital XTRA, Star Boy Wizkid talked about his recent twitter feud with Davido ...
Africa’s biggest music export 2Face Idibia and StarBoy, Wizkid have released their first ever collaboration as the ...
Yesterday we brought you news of Wizkid’s new video. You can now watch the full visuals for "In my bed" right here! ...
Naija star Wizkid is set to release a new video today, 22 September. The Star Boy announced he would be releasing the ...
Wizkid is back with the remix for “Show You the Money” and this time feautres the assistance of Young Money rapper ...
Starboy Wizkid has pulled a Beyoncé and released his album in secrecy on iTunes, after tweeting a day before that his ...
Wizkid is set to perform live in the United Kingdom! The Star boy will be performing at Indigo 2 in London on 26 ...
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 ...

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