Today is Wizkid’s birthday, below are all the things you need to know about him + pictures.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, (born July 16, 1990) known by his stage name Wizkid (sometimes stylized as WizKid), is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. He rose to prominence with his song “Holla at Your Boy”
In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W’s imprint Empire Mates Entertainment. His work and contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several achievements, including a BET Award, a MOBO Award from 2 nominations, three The Headies Awards from 8 nominations, a Channel O Music Video Award from 6 nominations, three Nigeria Entertainment Awards from 11 nominations, a Ghana Music Award from 7 nominations, two Dynamix All Youth Awards from 3 nominations, two City People Entertainment Awards from 4 nominations, and a Future Award, among others.
In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards.
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.