Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as WIZKID or Starboy is a popular Nigerian musician, stage performer and songwriter. Wizkid has been in the Nigerian music industry for over a decade now and sure does have millions of fans both nationally and Internationally. It is reported that Wizkid charges millions of naira or thousands of dollars to perform at shows and events. In fact, Wizkid’s songs are the highest streamed music on Spotify with millions listening daily. Little wonder he has lots of cash to enjoy the best of cars, lives in exquisite houses and even wears designer clothes. Curious about knowing more about your favourite artist? In this post, carmart.ng brings you everything you need to know about Wizkid.

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Wizkid Profile

 Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
NameAyodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Age (2021)31
Date of birthJuly 16, 1990
State of OriginLagos
NationalityNigeria
Net worth₦7.3 Billion.

Wizkid Early Life And Biography

Wizkid Early Life And Biography
Wizkid Early Life And Biography

Wizkid was not born with a silver spoon. He spent his early life living in the slums and ghettos of Lagos, Surulere to be precise. Born on 16th July 1990, Wizkid was raised in a polygamous home wherein his father had three wives. His mother’s name is Jane Dolapo and his other two siblings born by his mother are Yetunde Balogun and Lade Balogun. His father, Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun was a Muslim, however, his mum was a pentecostal Christian. 

Growing up, Wizkid often followed his mother to church together with his siblings. He attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School. He attended Lead City University for a while, then dropped out to pursue his music career. 

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Wizkid Music Career

Wizkid Music Career
Wizkid and Banky w

Wizkid has always loved music, and he began performing from a young age. His journey to becoming a top-performing icon in the music space didn’t happen by chance. He took hard work, grit and learning from the right people. He has immense admiration for the music icons like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Bob Marley. 

He began singing in a church music group called the Glorious Five, where he gave himself the stage name Lil Prinz. Growing up, Wizkid met OJB Jezreel aka Babatunde Okungbowa, a record producer of most hit albums in the Nigeria and Africa music scene. His music journey was influenced by meeting with the likes of 2Baba,  Banky W, Naeto C, and Sound Sultan. According to Wizkid, he claimed it was Naeto C who mentored him in music when he was 15 years old. 

Wizkid-Music
Wizkid-Music

In 2009, he co-authored a song titled  “Omoge You Too Much” with Banky W. He also collaborated with top record producers such as E-Kelly, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, DJ Klem, Masterkraft, Q-Beats, and Samklef. In 2010, he released his first hit single “Holla at Your Boy”, a song that was a major breakthrough for him and earned him international recognition and nomination. 

Wizkid keeps on rising in the music space both locally and internationally. He has achieved great feats that most Nigerian musicians have not attained in a short while.

Wizkid Albums

  • Superstar (2011)
  • Ayo (2014)
  • Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
  • Made in Lagos (2020)

Wizkid Awards And Nominations

Wizkid Awards
Wizkid Awards
S/NAwardCompanyYear
1Promising artist of the yearDynamix All Youths Award2010
2Best new male artistCity People Entertainments Award2011
3Best new artist of the yearNigeria Entertainment Awards2011
4Artist of the yearDynamix All Youth Awards2011
5Best African ActMusic of black origin2011
6Best Pop/R$B Artist of the YearNigeria Entertainment Awards2012
7Hip Hop World Revelation of the YearThe Headies2012
8Artist of the YearThe Headies2012
9Best International Act AfricaBET Awards2012
10Hottest Single of the YearOjuelegbaNigeria Entertainment Award
11Video of the YearOjuelegbaAfrican Muzik Magazine Awards
12Song of the YearOjuelegbaAfrican Muzik Magazine Awards

Wizkid Net Worth

The 31-year music artist has a net worth of ₦7.3 Billion.

Wizkid Cars

A net worth of ₦7.3 Billion is a lot of money, enough to finance the heights of enjoyment and luxury of life. Wizkid obviously has the wealth to buy the best cars.

Mercedes Benz G63 AMG ₦60 Million

Wizkid Mercedes Benz G63
Wizkid Mercedes Benz G63

Mercedes Benz remains a car of utmost luxury and comfort. The Star Boy got this for ₦60 Million.

BMW X6 (N11 Million)

Wizkid BMW X6
Wizkid BMW X6

Car lovers have a soft spot for BMW. Obviously, the ‘Love my Baby’s singer does too. He got this ‘baby’ for ₦11 Million, The Starboy, took to Instagram, to flaunt his new toy and wrote: “My new baby!!!” It has not been confirmed how much he purchased the new automobile.

Porsche Panamera N13 Million (Was Crashed In An Accident)

wizkid Porsche Panamera
wizkid Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera was one of the best cars Wizkid used to love, sadly the car got badly damaged in an accident. It cost him about ₦13 Million to bring home.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: ₦45- ₦50 Million

Wizkid Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.jpg

The celebrity, Wizkid has often be sighted with a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible which cost him between ₦45- ₦50 Million

Lamborghini Urus (Over ₦101 million)

Wizkid Lamborghini Urus
Wizkid Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus is one of the latest cars of Wizkid. For almost a year, the talented musician didn’t grace his garage with any new car. In 2019, he gave himself a treat with a Lamborghini Urus.

Porsche Cayenne (₦18 million)

Wizkid-New-Car-2013-Porsche-Panamera-S

Another cool ride belonging to your Starboy is a Porsche Cayenne which took about ₦18 million from his purse. 

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz Kompressor (₦9M)

Wizkid Houses

wizkids house in Los Angeles
wizkids house in Los Angeles

WIZKID has made tremendous success from following his passion for music. While he met with many ups and downs in his career, it’s obvious he is reaping the fruits of his labour. The award-winning musician has houses worth millions of houses to his name.

In 2013, Wizkid acquired his very first house for the sum of N 68 million. The house is located in Lekki – a highbrow area of Lagos, Nigeria.

Wizkid house in Lekki
Wizkid house in Lekki

He also has another house in Surulere, Lagos which he bought for ₦13million. It’s said that Wizkid also got a house for his parents.

Wizkidd has a 3-storey mansion in Los Angeles, US, which reportedly costs between $10 million and $15 million. Reports say that this house has a state-of-the-art swimming pool. He got this house in 2016.

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