WIZKID NETWORTH AND BIOGRAPHY
Being one of the most popular musicians in Africa and also Nigeria, Wizkid started small and he is now known as an international figure all over. Driving expensive cars, living in luxury to giving us good music, wizkid biography is one every Nigerian needs to know about.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording
music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the
Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W's record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song " Holla at Your Boy " from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). "Tease Me/Bad Guys", " Don't Dull ", "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from the Superstar album. Wizkid's self-titled second studio album, Ayo, was released in September 2014 and was preceded by six singles: "Jaiye Jaiye ", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You the Money".
He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10
Richest/Bankable African Artists. In February 2014, Wizkid became the
first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to the hit song "One Dance "
On 5 January 2015, Wizkid released the music video for " Ojuelegba ", a song that highlights the struggles he endured in the early years of his recording career. The official remix of the song features vocals from Drake and Skepta; it premiered on OVO Sound Radio in July 2015.
Wizkid first announced that he was working on a new album during his visit to London in October 2014. He revealed his collaborative single with Chris Brown titled "African Bad Gyal", and said that it would be
the lead single off the upcoming album. In April 2015, both Wizkid and Chris Brown performed the song together at the latter's concert in Durban, South Africa. In May 2015, Wizkid released "Expensive S***", an Afrobeat song built on light guitars, saxophone lines,and acoustic percussion; the song was reported as being a likely inclusion on the album
Today, he’s not just an A-list music star but among the top 10 richest
musicians in Nigeria which makes him Forbes worthy of evaluation. We take a look at his sources of wealth and fortunes, hence his net worth.
Wizkid Endorsement Deals
Undoubtedly, a large chunk of His wealth emanates from deals. In 2013
he became Guinness brand ambassador with an endorsement deal worth N128million. He is also a Pepsi brand ambassador with a signed deal of $350,000 (N70million) and later became a Glo brand ambassador (N120million) after ditching MTN’s N45million deal.
Wizkid Net Worth Forbes Estimate - $12 Million Source: Networthjet
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With a record label to call his own after severing ties with his former boss Banky W in EME records, he has lists of artist signed
under him and sure makes some cool cash off them, although none of his
arts has released any big hit album yet, he still makes his money via
bookings and single releases from them. L.A.X, R2BEES, Mr. Eazi and
Maleek Berry are all working under his record label.
We believe the road to stardom is not as easy as it seems, we all need to start small. Giving up should not be in our dictionary, that is if we all want to make it. Wizkid is a living testimony of that.