Wizkid: From Lagos to the World

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When Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria, there was nothing special about that birth or that young boy. Nobody, not even his parents, would have foreseen that the young man, now popularly called Wizkid, would be a household name in Africa and even the global scene. Yet now, he has released hits after hits that are enjoyed across all generations.

 

Music

Wizkid started his musical journey at just eleven years old at his local church and even went on to release an album with his church friends. The talented Afro Pop musician has three successful albums behind his name and has worked with stars such as Drake, Wale, Young Jeezy, Akon, Tyga, Femi Kuti, Bracket and Tinie Tempah just to name a few. He collaborated with Beyonce and Saint Jhn on ‘Brown Skin Girl’ which was featured on the 2019 movie Lion King and even won three awards. Among them the 2019 BET NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Group, Duo or Collaboration. In 2018 the star made history by selling out a twenty man show at the iconic O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. He probably made a good chunk of money from all these great collabs ( more on WizKid net worth ) and he deserves it.

 

Family

Wizkid comes from a polygamous family and he has twelve sisters. One can clearly see why he has a way with the ladies. Although his family would have wanted him to follow a more traditional academic path, they have supported him throughout his career. He recently gifted his parents Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun and Jane Balogun a house in Lagos. Wizkid is a father of three boys; Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Balogun and Zion Balogun. He seems to have followed his father’s footsteps by having his children with three different Women. Wizkid had initially refused to take responsibility for his first two sons, Boluwatife and Ayodeji. It was only after a DNA test was done proving he was the father that he agreed to take care of them.

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