Wizkid (Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) is a Nigerian afrobeat singer and songwriter who was born on July 16, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos.
With twelve sister siblings, the superstar grew up in an interfaith family.
He went to school in Surulere, Lagos, for elementary and secondary school. During his upbringing, Wizkid listened to songs recorded by King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, and Bob Marley, and established a group called the magnificent five with a couple of his Church buddies at the age of eleven.
After meeting OJB Jezreel, a record producer, the super star was barred from recording for a year.
He sat in on 2Face Idibia’s Grass 2 Grace album recording sessions. OJB claimed Neato C as one of the guys that taught and coached him when he was 15 years old while visiting his Point beat studios.
Wizkid claimed in an interview with Factory 78 TV that his parents were first resistant to his music.
In 2009, Wizkid got a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mate Entertainment after working hard and spending a lot of time in the studio with Naeto C, OJB Jazreel, Ikechukwu, and Mi.
In the middle of 2009, he left out of Lagos State University (LASU) to focus on his job; he afterwards attended Lead City University but dropped out. Check out Wizkid’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!