Wizkid is a force to be reckoned with as far as Nigerian music is concerned as he is currently raking in a large chunk of money from the entertainment industry with several endorsements from top brands.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.
He started his musical career at age 11, releasing a collaborative album with Glorious Five entitled Lil Prinz (2001). In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W.'s imprint Empire Mates Entertainment. He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song "Holla at Your Boy" from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011) which recorded heavy sales across Nigeria. From that moment, Wizkid's fame and money kept soaring high with the acquisition of several articles of ostentation and major commercial endorsements.
His work and contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several achievements, including a BET Award, a MOBO Award, three The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, four Nigeria Entertainment Awards, a Ghana Music Award, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award.
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. His net worth is reported to be approximately $11 million.
He has a beautiful house in Lekki, Lagos with several exotic cars like Bentley worth N45M, Porsche Panarema N15M, Hyundai Sonata, BMW X6 N11m amongst others.
In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
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