Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid or Star Boy is a very young and talented Nigerian artiste. Wizkid is a house name. He was born on the 16th of July, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. The rapid growth of Wizkid to the hall of fame has been a source of inspiration to young musicians and upcoming artiste. As you read further, you will discover his biography, net worth and career.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
At Sulurere, Lagos State, where Wizkid was born, there were a lot of music competitions, this made young Wizkid develop a particular interest in music at a very tender age. He began singing at worship places and even went ahead to release a musical album together with his friend whom they called ‘Glorius Five’. Wizkid rose from being a church singer to a famous Nigerian singer when he released a mind-blowing single titled ‘Holla at Your Boy’. The song won him fans admiration and also recognition in the Nigerian Music Industry in 2010.
Since his milestone, he has released numerous super albums which are giving him international recognition, one of which He featured the famous international star, Drake, a song which was featured in the Guinness World Records. Wizkid is now the first Afrobeat performer whose name was remembered for this book. In addition to this great milestone, Wizkid has also released a good number of singles that blowing the minds of fans both in Africa and the world.
Nomination and awards
Wizkid currently has numerous awards and nominations. He is the recipient of a BET Award, two MOBO Awards, five Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, six Nigeria Entertainment Awards, one Grammy Award, also two Ghana Music Awards, double awards for Dynamix All Youths, also two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award. In addition, he has been nominated four times at the MTV Europe Music Awards and four times at the World Music Awards. As we speak, Wizkid is currently one of the top musicians in Africa.
Wizkid’s net worth is estimated to be $20 Million. This is because he has numerous deals with great organizations such as Glo and Pepsi and other firms. He has purchased more than two houses in Nigeria and the US alongside a Porsche Panamera, Mercedez Benz, BMW X6, and other exotic cars. To add to his flamboyant life, Wizkid also has a private jet making him top five on the rank of the richest musicians in Africa.