Wizkid Net Worth 2018 & Biography(Photos)

Wizkid is well known as one of the remarkable Hip-Hop artists in Africa. Since 2010 during which he struck the music industry with his hit song “Holla at Your Boy’’, He has constantly featured among the leading artists within and beyond Nigeria. Wizkid’s music career started while the talented musician was of a very young age and during this period, he was growing in Nigeria –precisely in Lagos State. At the time he was too young, together with his church colleagues, formed a music group which he named Glorious Five. Meanwhile, people believe that his ability to have formed this group at an early age clearly distinguishes him as a talented character.

  • Full Name: Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim
  • Wizkid Net Worth 2018: $12 Million
  • State Of Origin: Lagos State
  • Profession: Musician / Entertainer
  • Charges Per Show: Varies
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Age / Date of Birth: July 16, 1990
  • Private Phone Number: Not Available
  • Record Label: Star Boy
  • Instagram / Twitter: @Wizkidayo

Wizkid Net Worth Forbes 2018 & Biography

 

Wizkid Biography

  • Family and Early Life

Born (with the full name) Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim; Wizkid emerged into a Yoruba family. His birth came about in 1990 in his native country –Nigeria. He grew up in Surulere –his actual place of birth in Lagos State.

Wizkid’s family combines the two major religions in Nigeria and in this regard, his mother is known as a Christian while his father practices Islam. Besides his family background which combines Islam and Christianity, Wizkid’s father is a polygamist believed to have given birth to many children. Of all these children, Wizkid happens to be his father’s only male child.

  • Musical Career

Wizkid’s passion for music began at a very tender age when he got addicted listening to the songs recorded by reputable Nigerian musicians like King Sunny Ade (a notable juju musician) and late Fela Anikulapo Kuti (a Nigerian Afro legend). Before Wizkid came to limelight, he was attributed to the stage name “Lil Prinz’’. However, the talented Hip-Hop artiste decided to change his stage name and consequently goes by the stage name “Wizkid’’ (which he has been bearing since 2006).

Though Wizkid is now a wealthy and distinguished pop star across and beyond Nigeria, the renowned musician encountered some hard moments during which his parents’ decisions nearly frustrated his music career. In an interview concerning this, the pop star recalled past events about how his two parents failed to appreciate his potential of emerging as a star musician. But in order to convince his father and assure him of his favourable future, he focused and showed how he spent much time working on his skills at the studio.

Wizkid grew with great aspirations of becoming a musician. In view of his intense passion towards his music career, he favoured it above his academic career. And since he thought it right that he should further deepen his efforts into music, he eventually chose to terminate his education at Lagos State University in 2009.

Having withdrawn himself from the university, he proceeded with his music career and soon, he began making waves as a musician. But at a later time, Wizkid thought it right that he should give his academic course a second try. Consequently, he became a student of Lead City University. However, Wizkid hardly finished this academic programme before dropping out of his academic course for the second time. Prior to the decision to terminate his academic programme at Leeds City University, he had completed only two sessions.

Before emerging into fame, Wizkid recorded his songs while he was growing up in Ojuelegba, Lagos State. At this time, he endured a lot of hardship as he had to exert himself around the streets. In this regard, he received some encouragement in 2015 and this prompted him to release a video clip of “Ojuelegba’’ –his tributary song to the difficult moments he encountered while growing up in Ojuelegba.

  • Awards

Wizkid has been making waves for long. And currently, he has the reason to boast of being one of Africa’s leading pop stars regarding the numerous awards he has added to his music gallery. As part of his prestigious honours, he received The Headies Awards in 2011. In the subsequent year (2012), he was crowned with another award –Hyundai Sonata –as a subsidiary honour to The Headies Awards for Next Rated.

Through his remarkable musical contributions, Wizkid has beautified the Nigerian music industry. Believed to have bagged lots of musical awards, {as at the time of this post} he currently has a total of 44 awards which was obtained from his presence in 157 nominations, this is expected to continue increasing.

  • Endorsement Deals & Source of Income

Like many other Hip-Hop artists, the massive portion of Wizkid’s wealth comes from record sales, domestic & international shows together with his endorsement deals. Based on his endorsement deals, Wizkid was signed by Pepsi. The deal, signed in 2012, meant he was paid $350,000 to be the face of Pepsi for a one-year period.

At the end of the one-year deal, Pepsi expressed its desire in signing the superstar for the second time. On that note, he agreed to another endorsement deal with the mega-company for a period of two years.

Also in 2015, Wizkid was favoured with a deal coming from the stable of Globacom Ltd –one of Nigeria’s giant telecom companies. According to the terms of the deal, he was paid N128 million by the telecom giant among other endorsement deals.

  • Wizkid Net Worth 2018 In Dollars: $12 Million Dollars

Though a young musician, Wizkid’s enormous wealth and great fortune have immensely distinguished him as not just among the richest musicians in Nigeria but in Africa too. Alongside other rich Nigerian artistes such as D’ Banj and P Square, Wizkid’s name has popped up on Forbes’ current ranking of Africa’s richest artists. At the moment, the talented musician is estimated with some mouthwatering net worth exceeding $12 million dollars.

 . House

Wizkid is supposedly the owner of a certain mansion valued at N13 million. This mansion is located in one of the expensive areas of Lagos State. Rumours also have it that he is also the alleged owner of a US mansion located in Los Angeles.

  • Cars

As a person who fancies high-end vehicles, Wizzy is believed to have acquired many expensive cars including a Bentley, a Mercedes, a BMW and a Hyundai Sonata.

 

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