Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He began recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009.
He rose to prominence after releasing “Holla at Your Boy“, the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011).
In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
He’s one of the biggest artists that has ever come out of Africa.
- #WizkidAt30 ; 3 Billboard Awards, 1Echo & BET Award, has 2 MOBO nods, a soul Train & EMA nod, Grammy nomination, Guinness World Record inclusion.
Come Closer gold in Canada, silver in UK & #SFTOS on Billboard 200.
- At 30, Wizkid has put smiles on millions of faces with tons of hit songs.
Studio Albums like: Superstar, Ayo and Sounds from the Other Side all gave us amazing jamz.
He’s inspired an entire generation with his music reason many musicians try to sound like him. 🌟
- Wizkid’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned him several achievements. He received an ASCAP plaque for his songwriting contributions to Drake’s “One Dance
- In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017. His third studio album Sounds from the Other Side was released on 14 July 2017. It serves as his major label debut and was primarily a Caribbean-influenced record. SFTOS was supported by five singles: “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love”, “Come Closer”, “African Bad Gyal” and “Naughty Ride”. Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”.
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