Do you want to know the current net worth or wizkid, one of Nigeria’s richest musician?
In this post today, you will find nearly everything you need to know about the “Starboy” Wizkid. His net worth right now, music life, cars, baby mamas, children, albums, parents, endorsements and so on. Keep reading!
Wizkid Net Worth 2020
Wizkid is estimated to be worth about $22 million which is about 7.953 Billion Naira in Nigerian currency.
In 2018, he was named number 4 on Forbes List of Richest Musicians in Africa with a net worth of about 20 million dollars then. The only Nigerian musician richer than him on that list is Don Jazzy with a net worth of about $30 million.
His Early Life & Childhood
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian musician. He was born on the 16th of July, 1990, into an interfaith polygamous family at Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. His dad is a Muslim while his mum is a Christian. He has 12 female siblings.
At the age of 11, he started singing in church and didn’t take time to form a group known as the Glorious Five with his friends. This group later managed to release an album together before going their separate ways.
Full Venture Into Music And Rise To Glory
In 2009, he signed a deal with Bank W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). The following year 2010, he released his first single “Holla At Your Boy” under the same recording label. It was this particular song that introduced the young super talented start to the Nigerian music industry and attracted many fans to him.
He followed that song up with “Love My Baby,” “Pakurumo,” “Tease Me,” “Don’t Dull” singles. In 2011, these songs became a part of his first album titled “Superstar.”
From the released of that his first album till now, it is widely said among Nigerians that Wizkid Has never released a bad song. As a matter of fact, Nigerians anticipate the release of his songs more than that of any musician anywhere in the world.
In February 2014, “Starboy Wizzy” as he do normally calls himself, became the first Nigerian musician to ever have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
He enjoys one of the strongest fan support any musician will ever have. As a matter of fact, if you do not want your name dragged all over the internet, never post anything negative about him especially on Twitter. His followers will ensure you pay heavily for it.
Over the years, Wizkid has gained a very strong international recognition. In 2016, he collaborated with popular American rapper Drake in his “One Dance” single.
This song went so viral it became the number one trending songs in over 15 countries across the world, including Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States of America, bringing him so much fame and fortune.
Due to the impact of this particular song, he became the first Afrobeats superstar to have his name in the Guinness World Records.
Some of the most popular people he has collaborated with in different hit songs includes Chris Brown, Akon, his former boss Banky W, Jesse Jagz, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Bracket, Maleek Berry etc.
Wizkid Endorsement Deals
The young superstar has made quite a lot of money from endorsement deals alone. According to reports, his endorsement deal with the soft drink brand Pepsi in 2012 brought him nothing less than 70 million naira.
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In 2013, he became Guinness brand ambassador and made about 100 million naira from that deal.
After his 40 million naira deal with MTN expired, GLO offered him 128 million naira to become their ambassador. A deal he never wasted time to put his signature on, leaving MTN behind.
Wizkid has received so many awards since his debut in the music industry. Below, you will find some of the most notable ones.
- In 2010, he awarded “Promising Artiste of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at Dynamix All Youth Awrads.
- 2011, he was awarded “Best Africa, Middle East and India Act” by MTV Europe. In the same year, he was named “Artiste of the Year” at Dynamix All Youth Awards. He was also named “Best New Act of the Year” and “Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year” by Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
- In 2012, he won the MOBO award for “Best African Act” and Ghana Music Award for “African Artist of the Year.” He also won the 2012 BET Awards for “Best International Act Africa” and MTV Europe Music Award for “Best African Act.“ In the same year, The Future Awards named him “Musician of the Year.”
- 2013, 4Syte TV Music Video Awards gave him “Best African Act Video,” “Best Group Video of the Year,” “Best Directed Video” and “Most Influential Video Award.” At The Headies that same 2013, he was also named “Artiste Of The Year.”
- In 2014, he was given the Afro Pop Song of the Year,” “African Artiste of the Year,” “Best Collaboration of the Year,” and “Vodafone Song of the Year” at Ghana Music Awards.
- 2015, he won the MOBO Awards “Best African Acts.
- In 2016 he given “Best International Act Africa” at BET Awards and African Artiste of the Year” by African Pride Awards.
- 2017, he won the “Best West African Artiste” and “Artiste of the Year” by African Music Award (AFRIMA). He also won “Best International Act” by MOBO Award the same year.
Albums And Record Labels
Wizkid released his first album “Superstar” under his former record label Empire Mates Entertainment in 2011. the album featured the likes of Skales, Banky W, D’Prince and Wande Coal in some of it’s songs.
In 2014, he released his second album “Ayo” under his new record Label Starboy Entertainment.
His third album “Sounds from the other side” was released in 2017 under the same Starboy Entertainment.
Wizkid is currently not married though he welcomed his first son in 2011 with his first babymama, Sola Ogudugu. He has since then fathered 2 more kids with other ladies.
In recent time, he has been rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with another Nigerian musician and mother of one, 39 year old Tiwa Savage. Though both of them has on several occasions dismissed this as mere rumours.
Cars & Houses
The superstar is reportedly the owner of Porsche Panamera, Porsche Cayenne, BMW X6, Bentley Continental GT speed Convertible, Mercedes-Benz 2012 Compressor, Hyundai Sonata, Black Honda Accord I-VTEC and a 2018 Lamborghini Urus.
He is also the owner of two ultra modern mansions. The first one is located at Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. A four-bedroom duplex which he bought in 2013.
The second house is located in Los Angeles, United States and costs about 15 million dollars. It has 3 floors, a large swimming pool and designed in the Victorian Style. He bought this second house in 2016.
Greatest Hit Songs
Wizkid is so good when it comes to music that almost every one of his songs are hit songs. In fact, since he made his debut in the music industry, there has never really been any year he didn’t release a hit song.
Some of the songs I will personally consider his greatest hit songs since 2009 are: Holla At Your Boy (the song that announced him far and near), Love My Baby, Tease Me, Don’t Dull, Daddy Yo, cARO FT. L.A.X, Ojuelegaba, Show You The Money, Fever, and Come Closer ft. Drake.
These songs are not only appealing to Nigerians alone, they have been reportedly loved by people from different parts of the world – America, Australia, Germany, India, England etc.
Every year, Wizkid music shows attracts thousands of people from all over the world, bringing him so much money. For instance the two shows he hosted in December 2018 “Wizkid Live In Concert” and “Made In Lagos Festival.”
These two shows had over 20,000 fans in attendance from different parts of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. Including popular celebrities from different industries.
From a very humble background, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun came to limelight and lifted his family to the height they are enjoying in life now.
I have taken my time in this post to show you almost everything you would love to know about Wizkid, Starboy or Baba Nla as he is also called.
Wizkid relationship, children, cars, net worth music shows, record labels, albums and songs, endorsement deals and houses, have all been revealed in this article.