BALOGUN, Ayodeji Ibrahim (Wizkid)

Born July 16, 1990
in

Surulere, Lagos State

He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who started recording music at age 11 under the name ‘Lil Prinz’. He formed a group back then at 11, Glorious Five.
Gender: Male
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Number of Male Children 3

NAMES OF CHILDREN: Boluwatife, Ayodeji and Zion Balogun

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Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Lagos State; Lead City University
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Some of His Awards:
– Winner, “Promising Artiste of the Year”, Dynamix All Youth Awards, 2010;
– Winner, “Best New Male Artiste”, City People Entertainment Awards, 2011;
– Winner, “Next Rated”, The Headies, 2011;
– Winner, “Best New Male Artiste”, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2011;
– Winner, “Artiste of the Year”, Dynamix All Youth Awards, 2011;
– Winner, “Artiste of the Year”, Music of Black Origin (MOBO), 2011;
– Winner, “Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year”, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2012;
– Winner, “Best Album of the Year”( Superstar), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2012;
– Winner, “Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year”, The Headies, 2012;
– Winner, “Artist of the Year”, The Headies, 2012;
– Winner, “Best International Act Africa”, BET Awards, 2012;
– Winner, “Musician of the Year”, The Future Awards, 2012;
– Winner, “Musician of the Year” (Male), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2013;
– Winner, “African Artist of the Year”, Ghana Music Awards, 2013;
– Winner, “Best Group Video of the Year”, 4Style TV Music Video Awards, 2013;
– Winner, “Most Gifted Video of the Year”, Channel O Music Video Awards, 2013;
– Winner, “Hottest Single of the Year”( Pull Over: Kcee featuring Wizkid), Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014;
– Winner, “Most Gifted Duo/Group or Featuring”( Pull Over: Kcee featuring Wizkid), Channel O Music Video Awards, 2014;
– Winner, “Best R&B/Pop Album” ( AYO), The Headies, 2015;
– Winner, “Song of The Year” (Ojuelegba), The Headies, 2015;
– Winner, “Hottest Single of The Year”, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2015;
– Winner, “Male Artist of the Year”, African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2015;
– Winner, “Best Video”( Ojuelegba), African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2015;
– Winner, “Song of the Year” (Ojuelegba), African Muzik Magazine Awards, 2015;
– Winner, “African Artist of the Year”, Ghana Music Awards, 2016;
– Winner, “African Artist of the year”, African Pride Awards, 2016;
– Winner, “Song of the year”( Come Closer: featuring Drake),African Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2017;
– Winner, “Best West African Artiste”, African Music Awards(AFRIMA), 2017;
– Winner, “Artiste of the Year”, Music Of Black Origin(MOBO), 2017;
– Winner, “Best International Act”, Music Of Black Origin (MOBO), 2017;
– Winner, “Digital Artiste of the Year”, Sound city Awards, 2017;

Wizkid was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists. He became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter in February, 2014. Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World’s Record for his contribution to Drake’s Hit song “One Song”.

TWITTER:
@wizkidayo

INSTAGRAM:
wizkidayo

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