Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
10 FACTS ABOUT WIZKID YOU DIDNT KNOW
He Used to Be Known as Lil’ Prince
Well, if you ever hear the name Lil’Prince being used in reference to Wizkid, don’t be amused because Wizkid used to be called Lil’ Prince during his gospel singing days
He is Highly Controversial
This is one Nigerian artist that is always in the news for both good and crazy things. There’s always one crazy story, fight or beef involving Wizkid.
He owns a Record Label
After parting ways with EME music, his former record label, Wizkid went on to start his own record label, Starboy records and now has a couple of artist signed under the label as well.
He was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dikeh
For a very long time, the rumor mills were agog with stories about Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid being a couple until both parties came out to vehemently deny ever hooking up or being a couple.
HE WAS RUMORED TO BE DATING TIWA SAVAGE
Wizkid for some years back was rumored to be dating fellow singer Tiwa savage but the two denied the allegation saying they are just best friends
— MADE IN LAGOS🌹 (@4DLOVEOFWIZKID) December 20, 2018
He is a Father
Many fans have playfully suggested that he change his name to ‘Wizdad’ as he is no longer a kid but now a father to a very handsome boy, Boluwatife Balogun. Boluwatife was born on October 2010 by his babymama, Oluwanishola Ogudugu. Although he publicly denied having a son for a very long time, he eventually owned up in October 2013 after he put up warm birthday wishes for his son’s 3rd birthday.
wizkid Began Singing at the Age of 11
Although it might have taken some years before he finally broke into limelight, he is not exactly a kid in the music industry. He started singing at the young age of 11 in local churches. At that young age, he could already handle being a vocalist as well as being a lead singer in the church choir.