Wizkid Biography, Songs, Net Worth

Short Biography of Wizkid, Ayo Balogun, Nigeria’s “Star Boy”

  • Born: 16 July 1990 (age 28 years), Surulere, Lagos
  • Education: Lead City University
  • Labels: Starboy; RCA; Disturbing London; E.M.E (former)
  • Genres: Afrobeat; Afropop; reggae; dancehall; hip-hop; pop;
  • Awards: The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year, MORE
  • Children: Boluwatife Balogun
  • Net Worth: $22 million

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known popularly by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Wizkid began his career in music at a early age of 11. Genre’s he belongs to include afrobeats, reggae, and afropop. Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician with more than 1 million followers on Twitter. If you are a Wizkid fan, here are the latest Wizkid songs, albums and videos you can download & enjoy the music for free.

“Holla at Your Boy,” “Superstar” and Rise to prominence.

At 11, Wizkid released his first project, a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he formed with several of his church members. In the year 2009, he signed his first major deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). Wizkid’s rise to prominence began in 2010 with the release of his hit song “Holla at Your Boy.” The song would go on to appear on his debut album “Superstar (2011)” which was released less than a year later in 2011. Other popular songs from Wizkid on his debut include “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni”.

In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014. It was supported by six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. Following the release of his second studio album and expiration of his 5-year recording contract, Wizkid left E.M.E.

International Recognition and Drake Collaborations.

Although Wizkid had dominated the African music scene, he was yet to go global with his music. However, all this would change in 2016, with collaborations from Drake, Wizkid was set up for international success. The global hit, “One Dance”, reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The months that followed would also see Wizkid collaborate on songs with several international artists and producers including Major Lazer, Dua Lipa, Wale and Justin Skye. In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several other artists and was featured on the hits “Girl” (with Bracket), “Fine Lady” (with Lynxxx), “Sexy Mama” (with Iyanya), “Slow Down” (with R2Bees), “The Matter” (with Maleek Berry), “Pull Over” (with KCee) and “Bad Girl” (with Jesse Jagz). Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance”.

On 1 March 2017, Billboard magazine reported that Wizkid signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records. Wizkid was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.

2019 Latest Songs from Wizkid

Although some might say Starboy has lifted his foot off the gas pedal in recent times, it’s not entirely true. Last year Wizkid lit the internet on fire with his single “Fever” in which the music video featured sultry female singer Tiwa Savage. Last month, there was a leaked version of a collaboration between Wizkid and Ty Dolla $ign. The song which was titled “For The Crew” comes off studio sessions held by the two artists. In March, Wizkid shared a snippet for an upcoming song titled “Ma Pariwo.”

Below is a list of all Wizkid songs, both as a Lead artist, featured artist and promotional singles.

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[27]
SWI
[28]
UK
[29]
“Holla at Your Boy” 2010 Superstar
“Tease Me/Bad Guys”
“Don’t Dull”
“Love My Baby” 2011
“Pakurumo”
“Oluwa Lo Ni” 2012
“Jaiye Jaiye” 2013 Ayo
“On Top Your Matter”
“One Question”
(featuring Yemi Sax)
2014
“Joy”
“Bombay” 
(featuring Phyno)
“Show You the Money”
“Daddy Yo” 
(featuring Efya)
2016 Sounds from the Other Side
“Sweet Love” 2017
“Come Closer”
(featuring Drake)
54 98 58
“African Bad Gyal”
(featuring Chris Brown)
144
“Naughty Ride”
(featuring Major Lazer)
“Energy (Stay Far Away)”
(with Skepta)
2018 59
“Fever” TBA
“—” denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

List of Singles featuring Wizkid.

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[50]
US
[51]
US
R&B/HH
[52]
“Fast Money, Fast Cars”[53]
(M.I featuring Wizkid)
2008   Talk About It
“Turn by Turn”[54]
(Kel featuring YQ and Wizkid)
2009   The Investment
“Omoge You Too Much”[55]
(Banky W. featuring Wizkid)
  The W Experience
“My Party”[56]
(Jamix featuring Ice Prince, Wizkid, and Kel)
2010   The Lecture
“Omo To Shan”[57]
(Olamide featuring Wizkid)
  Rapsodi
“Molowo Noni”[58]
(Samklef featuring Wizkid, D’Prince, and Ice Prince)
  Nonilizing
“Familiarity”[59]
(Jayru featuring Wizkid)
  Non-album
single
“Shorty”[60]
(Gbakx featuring Wizkid)
2011   Military Zone
“Follow Me”[61]
(Yung6ix featuring Wizkid)
  Green Light Green[62]
“Good Life”[63]
(2kriss featuring Ice Prince and Wizkid)
  Bigboyz All Stars
“Girl”[64]
(Bracket featuring Wizkid)
  Cupid Stories[65]
“Gaga”[66]
(Durella featuring Wizkid)
  Back/Better/Bada
“No Fronting”[67]
(Jiron featuring Wizkid)
  Non-album
single
“Baddest Boy”[68]
(E.M.E featuring Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W.)
  Empire Mates State of Mind
“Fine Lady”[69]
(Lynxxx featuring Wizkid)
  Jollof Music[70]
“Dance for Me”
(E.M.E featuring Wizkid)
  Empire Mates State of Mind
“Get Down Tonight”
(E.M.E featuring Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W.)
 
“Change”
(E.M.E featuring Banky W., Wizkid, Skales, Shaydee, Niyola, and DJ Xclusive)
 
“The Matter”[71]
(Maleek Berry featuring Wizkid)
2013   Non-album
single
“Sexy Mama”[72]
(Iyanya featuring Wizkid)
  Desire
“Slow Down”[73]
(R2Bees featuring Wizkid)
  Refuse To Be Broke (Da Revolution II)[74]
“Love You”[75]
(Maleek Berry featuring Wizkid)
  Non-album
singles
“New Bounce”[76]
(Maleek Berry featuring Wizkid)
 
“Bad Girl”[77]
(Jesse Jagz featuring Wizkid)
  Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come
“Caro”[78]
(Starboy featuring L.A.X and Wizkid)
  Ayo
“Pull Over”[79]
(Kcee featuring Wizkid)
  Take Over
“Eleniyan”[80]
(Reminisce featuring Wizkid)
  Alaga Ibile
“Won Gbo Mi”[81]
(Shaydee and Wizkid)
  Non-album
single
“The Way”[82]
(Phenom featuring Wizkid)
  B.R.A
“Number One Lover”[83]
(Starboy featuring Wizkid and Shaydee)
2014   Non-album
singles
“Ginger”[84]
(L.A.X featuring Wizkid)
 
“Ojoro Cancel”
(D’Prince featuring Wizkid)
 
“Gal Bad”
(DJ Xclusive featuring D’Prince and Wizkid)
 
“Jeje”
(DJ Xclusive featuring Wizkid)
 
“Feel Me”[85]
(Maleek Berry featuring Wizkid)
 
“Ojé”[86]
(Legendury Beatz featuring Wizkid)
 
“Oh Baby”[87]
(Legendury Beatz featuring Wizkid and Efya)
 
“Crazy”[88]
(Seyi Shay featuring Wizkid)
  Seyi or Shay
“Kabelai”[89]
(Pucado featuring Wizkid & K.O)
  Non-album
single
“One Dance”
(Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla)
2016 1 1 1
  • MC: Diamond[90]
  • ARIA: 6× Platinum[91]
  • BPI: 4× Platinum[92]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[93]
  • SNEP: Diamond[94]
Views
“Mamacita”
(Tinie Tempah featuring Wizkid)
  Youth
“U Don’t Know”
(Justine Skye featuring Wizkid)
  Non-album
single
“—” denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Studio Albums

Wizkid has recorded three studio albums till date.

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
(Fl)

BEL
(Wal)
CAN FRA NLD UK US
Superstar
  • Released: June 12, 2011
  • Label: Empire Mates
  • Format: CD, digital download
Ayo
  • Released: September 17, 2014
  • Label: Star Boy, Empire Mates
  • Format: CD, digital download
Sounds from the Other Side
  • Released: July 14, 2017[26]
  • Label: Star Boy
  • Format: CD, digital download
152 200 58 140 99 91 107
“—” denotes a release that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Empire Mates State of Mind
  • Released: June 18, 2012
  • Label: Empire Mates
  • Format: CD, digital download

Wizkid Net Worth

Putting all his assets and endorsement deals into consideration, Wizkid is said to command a net worthof roughly $22 million. This is according to several sources.

It’s important to note that these figures are based entirely on estimations — since Nigeria adopts voluntary assets declaration.

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