Wizkid is a well known Nigerian musician who is best known for his song “Holla at Your Boy” that was released in the year 2010. He is currently the chairman as well as the CEO of the music record label giant, ‘StarBoy.’ His label is in a fruitful partnership with ‘Disturbing London.’ Today, Wizkid is the richest amidst the hotshots in Nigeria. His label hosts musicians like Ayo, LAX, Berry and more. Let’s find out how much is Wizkid’s net worth in 2018.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid was born in 1990 on 16th July. He was born to a Christian mother and a Muslim father. Born and brought up in Lagos, Nigeria, Wizkid has 12 female siblings.
He started singing when he was just 11 and had Lil Prinz as the stage name till the year 2006. He is an active musician in categories like hip-hop, dancehall, Afropop, afrobeat and more. He is a songwriter and a performer as well. Wizkid has been active from the year 2001 to till date.
He had formed a band named ‘Glorious Five’ with a few of his friends at Church. Later, he met the music producer ‘OJB Jezreel.’ ‘Naeto C’ is the man Wizkid still admires and regards as the guy who helped him from time to time in his singing endeavors when he was just 15. His father wasn’t very fond of his music. In order to please him, Wizkid worked very hard and spent a lot of time in the studio.
He has worked with the likes of M.I., Ikechukwu and more. In the year 2009, he signed a deal with Empire Mates Entertainment for a record. He left his college in mid-2009 to pursue his craft. He also took admission in Lead City University but then dropped out from there as well. Later, he went on releasing a song that changed his life during the year 2010. His second single, Tease Me Bad Guys was initially released as a freestyle song. Then he went on releasing Don’t Dull as the 3rd song of his album in 2010 on 6th December.
Ever since Wizkid’s growth as an artist has been incremental!
Awards & Achievements
His song “Holla at Your Boy” was released in the year 2010. He was awarded the Next rated award at The Headies in 2011. The video of the same song was nominated for the Most Gifted Newcomer Video segment at Music Video Awards by Channel O. Wizkid was also nominated for the best Pop Single musicians at various other award shows.
One of his song videos was also nominated for the Best Afro Pop video award during the prestigious Nigerian Music Video awards in the year 2012. He has performed in various cities like Toronto, New York City, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, etc. He has been nominated four times at the World Music Awards. In fact, he was present once during the Grammy Awards as well.
Net Worth of Wizkid
Wizkid is the only man in the whole of Nigeria with whom the soft drink giant Pepsi has ever partnered. Today, his net worth stands at $14 million. MTN signed the first contract with him for N$40 million, and during the renewal, they signed the superstar for N$100 million.
Wizkid is known as the Justin Bieber of Nigeria and even Africa. He charges over N$2 million to N$4 million for a single show. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Afropop star’s career is at its zenith. He has successfully completed many world tours with his first tour being in the year 2012. Wizkid, who is one of the richest musicians in Africa is continuously garnering the limelight with his talent.