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Wizkid

News about Wizkid - biography, interviews & photos.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (stage name Wizkid) was born on July 16, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. He comes from a large family and is the last of six children.

Wizkid started singing at age 11; he sang in his church's choir and released a 7 track album entitled "Lil Prinz". Wizkid's first song featured one of Nigeria's celebrated musical icon, OJB Jezreel.

Moreover, in 2006, Wizkid collaborated with Naeto C and Ikechukwu prior to rising to stardom. In 2009, Wizkid became a household name within Nigeria's musical landscape; he was featured on M.I's "Fast Money, Fast Cars", and Kel's "Turn by Turn". Wizkid was featured on Banky W's album, The W Experience, after getting signed to Empire Mates Entertainment.

Wizkid began recording songs for his debut album, Superstar, several months prior to the June 9, 2011 release.

Wizkid has won 7 awards, including Ghana Music Awards (African Artist of the Year) in 2013, BET Awards 2012 (Best International Act Africa) in 2012, Hip Hop World Awards 2012 (The Headies) in two nominations, Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2012, in two nominations, Mobo Awards (Best African Act) in 2011.

Daddy yo! Wizkid makes Nigerians proud as he bags amazing international award

Daddy yo! Wizkid makes Nigerians proud as he bags amazing international award

Daddy yo! Wizkid makes Nigerians proud as he bags amazing international award
Wizkid's baby mama calls for prayers for injured son (photos)

Wizkid's baby mama calls for prayers for injured son (photos)

Wizkid's second baby mama, Binta Diamond asks fans to pray for her son after suffering major injury. Here's the touching post she wrote about her son.

Wizkid's baby mama calls for prayers for injured son (photos)
Nigerians blast, applaud Wizkid for winning 3 international awards in one night

Nigerians blast, applaud Wizkid for winning 3 international awards in one night

On Sunday, May 21, Wizkid made Nigerians proud as the bagged three (3) international awards in one night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Nigerians blast, applaud Wizkid for winning 3 international awards in one night
All hail Wizkid! Starboy becomes the first Nigerian musician to win 3 awards at this international award show

All hail Wizkid! Starboy becomes the first Nigerian musician to win 3 awards at this international award show

Popular musician Wizkid keeps doing Nigeria proud on the international stage. This time, he has become the first Nigerian musician to win awards at the BMAs.

All hail Wizkid! Starboy becomes the first Nigerian musician to win 3 awards at this international award show
Betrayal! Wizkid reveals his love for Ghanaian jollof rice (video)

Betrayal! Wizkid reveals his love for Ghanaian jollof rice (video)

Which country has the best jollof rice, Ghana or Nigeria? As a patriotic citizen, you would give that title to Naija abi? But Wizkid has done the opposite

Betrayal! Wizkid reveals his love for Ghanaian jollof rice (video)
Wizkid is not anybody’s mate! See the major award nominations he just received (photo)

Wizkid is not anybody’s mate! See the major award nominations he just received (photo)

Just when you thought you’ve seen enough of the goodwill been sent Wizkid’s way, something happens that changes everything.

Wizkid is not anybody’s mate! See the major award nominations he just received (photo)
Finally! Wizkid announces two-day free show

Finally! Wizkid announces two-day free show

Wizkid has finally figured out a way to ‘apologize’ to his fans following claims that he regularly performs for free.

Finally! Wizkid announces two-day free show
You need to READ the latest thing Wizkid said about his two baby mamas (photos)

You need to READ the latest thing Wizkid said about his two baby mamas (photos)

Come Closer crooner, Wizkid finally publicly acknowledges his two baby mamas on social media. Here's what the singer said about them on Mother's Day.

You need to READ the latest thing Wizkid said about his two baby mamas (photos)
I did not say anything false – Wizkid responds to claims he lied about performing for free in Nigeria

I did not say anything false – Wizkid responds to claims he lied about performing for free in Nigeria

Popular musician Wizkid has always enjoyed nothing but love from the majority of Nigerians. But a recent interview he granted has made people label him a liar.

I did not say anything false – Wizkid responds to claims he lied about performing for free in Nigeria
Here’s how to be the world’s biggest artiste – Wizkid reveals

Here’s how to be the world’s biggest artiste – Wizkid reveals

Ask anyone who is familiar with Nigerian music and they’d tell you that Wizkid is currently the most recognized music star NAIJ.com is willing to bet.

Here’s how to be the world’s biggest artiste – Wizkid reveals
Amazing! Wizkid reveals when he will get married (photos)

Amazing! Wizkid reveals when he will get married (photos)

After his congratulatory message, Wizkid was bombarded with questions from fans asking him when he was planning to settle down and walk down the aisle too.

Amazing! Wizkid reveals when he will get married (photos)
Wizkid's son and his mother look happy without him as they celebrate birthday (photos)

Wizkid's son and his mother look happy without him as they celebrate birthday (photos)

Wizkid's first babymama, Sola Ogudugu is a year older and she shared adorable photos to celebrate her new age in style. See her new look.

Wizkid's son and his mother look happy without him as they celebrate birthday (photos)
2 years after Wizkid dumped Tania Omotayo, she shares POWERFUL testimony

2 years after Wizkid dumped Tania Omotayo, she shares POWERFUL testimony

Wizkid's ex Tania Omotayo shared an inspiring piece on Instagram recently about the success of hosting her second pop up event after starting the clothing.

2 years after Wizkid dumped Tania Omotayo, she shares POWERFUL testimony
Legendary Austin JJ Okocha meets Nigerian music star Wizkid (photos)

Legendary Austin JJ Okocha meets Nigerian music star Wizkid (photos)

Former Super Eagles captain Austin JJ Okocha has shared a cute photo of himself and popular Nigerian music star Wizkid after they both met in London.

Legendary Austin JJ Okocha meets Nigerian music star Wizkid (photos)
Bobrisky's new look for Easter will make you scratch your head (photos)

Bobrisky's new look for Easter will make you scratch your head (photos)

Naija male barbie Bobrisky just debuted a fresh new hairstyle that for Easter and it will make you have mixed feelings. Check out his one of a kind style here.

Bobrisky's new look for Easter will make you scratch your head (photos)
Wizkid manager’s daughter weds in odd colour wedding dress (photos)

Wizkid manager’s daughter weds in odd colour wedding dress (photos)

Every lady wants to stand out on her wedding day thus all the pains that go with the bridal dress and make up. But can you rock odd colour bridal dress?

Wizkid manager’s daughter weds in odd colour wedding dress (photos)
As Wizkid reveals his plans to take over the American music industry, Nigerians mock his ‘British accent’ (photos, video)

As Wizkid reveals his plans to take over the American music industry, Nigerians mock his ‘British accent’ (photos, video)

Wizkid recently granted an interview where he spoke about his music, working with Drake, his parents and how he hopes to make an impact in the world.

As Wizkid reveals his plans to take over the American music industry, Nigerians mock his ‘British accent’ (photos, video)
Meet Wizkid's alleged adorable son King Ayo (photos)

Meet Wizkid's alleged adorable son King Ayo (photos)

Singer Wizkid alleged little son is one of the most adorable celeb kids. Here are cute photos of little king that is growing up so fast and in style.

Meet Wizkid's alleged adorable son King Ayo (photos)
Tekno declares himself, Davido and Wizkid the kings of the Nigerian music industry

Tekno declares himself, Davido and Wizkid the kings of the Nigerian music industry

A recent tweet by Tekno has elicited mixed responses from fans. The Pana crooner said he, Wizkid and Davido run the Nigerian music industry. Is he right?

Tekno declares himself, Davido and Wizkid the kings of the Nigerian music industry
Star girl Efya looks just like a queen in new photos

Star girl Efya looks just like a queen in new photos

Star girl Efya is the female voice in Wizkid's hit track Daddy Yo. Here's how the talented musician looks as she turns a year older in style.

Star girl Efya looks just like a queen in new photos
There is no bad blood between me and Drake – Wizkid explains (photos, videos)

There is no bad blood between me and Drake – Wizkid explains (photos, videos)

Nigerians have ‘gone up in arms’ after Drake did not appear in Wizkid’s latest video.This is coming after the rumor that both artistes have never met in person.

There is no bad blood between me and Drake – Wizkid explains (photos, videos)
Banky W reveals most Nigerian artists’ best kept secret (photos)

Banky W reveals most Nigerian artists’ best kept secret (photos)

Banky W has revealed the greatest secret of Nigerian most artists. He spilled on them on their smoking habits especially ganja like late Fela. Is he free of it?

Banky W reveals most Nigerian artists’ best kept secret (photos)
Wizkid's new hairstyle will make you think he's joined a new gang (photos)

Wizkid's new hairstyle will make you think he's joined a new gang (photos)

Wizkid goes blonde and shares the photos of his new, wild hairstyle on social media. Here are photos of his latest hairstyle that is making fans ask questions.

Wizkid's new hairstyle will make you think he's joined a new gang (photos)
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