Wizkid, Ayo Balogun Biography, Profile & Life History

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Updated in 2013 – Wizkid, Ayo Balogun Biography, Profile & Life History

Wizkid, whose real names are Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is currently one of the fastest rising Nigerian entertainers in the music industry.

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How Old Is Wizkid

The biography of wizkid shows that, wizkid date of birth is July the 16th, 1989 and in July 2013- wizkid age is therefore 24. Just like many celebrities that started their music career in the church, wizkid profile as a singer began at the age of 11 and was known then as “Lil Prinz” and he rebranded his name in 2006 when his music career came into limelight.

Wizkid Profile

Wizkid Nigerian artist recorded his first album at the age of 11, the album was produced by one of the most celebrated music producers in the country-OJB Jezreel and it was a 7-track album that was released for his church in Lagos. The 2006 album launch was well received by Ayo Balogun’s parents, friends and other artistes. Ayo Balogun’s growing passion for music and the use of his God given talent inspired him to get back into the studio and perfect his music acts. It was in 2006 that Ayo Balogun dropped his initial stage name- Lil Prinz and he began working with some of the best artistes in Nigeria today, these include- Naeto C and Ikechukwu.

Wizkid Nigerian Artist

Since 2006, Wizkid songs enjoyed continuous radio plays, while He himself enjoyed collaboration with the best artistes in Nigeria but it was not until 2009 when this young talent got his first major break in the music industry- according to wizkid twitter, His collaboration with one of Nigeria’s best rappers and MCs-MI Abaga, on “fast money fast cars” track drew major attention to Wizzy’s unique voice and style.

Ayo Balogun is also a song writer. Aside being featured by so many established artistes, Ayo Balogun also featured in several TV commercials, the most recent is the Pepsi Co. advert which also featured one of the best female performers-Tiwa Savage. His first TV commercial was “Turn by turn” by Kel’s which became Barceló’s radio jingle.

Ayo Balogun signed a multi-million naira deal with the Empire Mates Entertainment {EME}, a recording label owned by versatile performer and one of the best R&B artistes cum producer and manager- Bank W, in 2009.

Ayo Balogun has continued to release hit songs with EME records since 2009, his music career has gone beyond the chores of Nigerian borders especially with his numerous international stage performances and collaboration with international artistes such as Akon, Kardinal Official, and Young Jeezy to mention just a few.

In 2010, Ayo Balogun fully broke into the music industry with the release of his smash hit singles; “Don’t dull”, “Holla at your boy”, and “Tease me”. Ayo Balogun’s debut album- “Super star” was released in 2011 and in June 2011 also, he performed several sold-out concerts in Nigeria, UK, and the United States.

Wizkid Biography is not complete without making mention of some of his numerous awards. Ayo Balogun won the 2012 BET award for the best African act, and between 2010 till date, he has also won several other numerous awards in Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, and the US.

640 thoughts on “Wizkid, Ayo Balogun Biography, Profile & Life History

  1. Wizkid U r dope ,,love ur songs #lovedude.though new in de field am planning to ft U when time comes,,,,,am based in +237 ,,best wishes

  2. Wizkid U r dope, love Ur songs. Though new in de field am planning to ft U when time comes, am based in +237. Best wishes

  3. Woooow…..u are d best……wizkid i heard about d scorlasrship as well pls will b glad if u csn help me….
    God bless u

  4. Tyho wizzy…I lovvveee your music…am south African… But still tyho I love your music n u????????keep up wth the talent god gave you n i ill pray tht he gides u n give u prosperity ????…I also sing n write my own music..but not recording yet…+27783002923 thts my number + Whatsaap numbr

  5. Wizkid you are a bastard idiot your , How old are you ? Stupid idiot stop lie mums when you were 11 years old your father Balogu didn’t have 5 Nair not of produce music idiot go to hell born by mistake bastard

  6. Wizzy wizy wizy,u at great,remember u stated from scratch so don’t forget does who made u wat u at tuday,cos if u fall na dem go still rise u,luv ur music hope to meet u so we can run tinzs someday.

  7. I’m speechless he is a genius a pro. to d real fact & bless wit a great talent if he wil b a be able to tutor me about music for a day i wil b happy. always say tink if i would be sign in a record if God agrees “star boy” team wil b great just for more inspiration on music field long live a star.

  8. so where did you had your elementary school, let us know please, for your biography isn’t complete, bham… as compared to davido.

  9. #Wizkid…..I’m a great fan and literally like everything about you, and I just wish that we could finally get to know each other…God bless you bruva

  10. Wizkid u are the best Artist in Nigeria
    Come closer I like it
    I want to see you in guinea again
    For concert for your second time in
    Here

  11. Wizkid baba nla …
    F**ked them all them haters
    Boss of all bosses , wizzyyyyy babe much love I’ve ever got for you …
    Keep chilling, only you all over the world …no be child play nah
    Gbayiiiiiiiiii baba

  12. Wizzy boy, make me dance
    Daddy Yo, make me dance
    Starboy, make me dance!!!i love your music all the way from Durban,South Africa:)i LOVE YOU,WE GOING TO BE COMING TO LAGOS NIGERIA!!!!TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND CELEBRATE MY BIRTH IN THE MONTH OF MAY2/018\WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE U LIVE..Keep up the GREAT [email protected]…I will forever buy your albums

  13. Wezzy:More endorsements, LongLife,PeaceLove, Prosperity, AyoJoy God’s wisdom & Understanding… Wishing you all the best of life that I wish myself #1Love United we stand, Divided we fall. #Djxpenca

  14. Wizkid the last thing i will wish for in this Life..is to see you..many of us has the talent,but we are been discovered..if collaborating with you on my music career would be the last favour i would wish for?then let it be so……here is my contanct..am your biggest Fan…Team starboy…we love you…God bless up your hustle..Amen…

  15. Wizkid the last thing i will wish for in this Life..is to see you..many of us has the talent,but we are not been discovered..if collaborating with you on my music career would be the last favour i would wish for?then let it be so……here is my contanct 070****324..or08****289..am your biggest Fan…Team starboy…we love you…God bless up your hustle..Amen…

  16. wizzy ah got in a fight on friday cox of u wif my elder who seems to say u have pride and ego dat u dnt help people #wizzy plz help young guys plz ah love u even more dan dat my elder bro

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