Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, recognized professionally as Wizkid (sometimes stylized as WizKid and additionally as Wizzy or Starboy), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
One of Africa’s largest artistes, Wizkid is the most adorned Nigerian artiste ever (the most decorated African internationally), and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artist of the current era.
He commenced recording track at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a team he and a couple of his church friends formed. Wizkid signed a file deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009.
He rose to prominence after releasing “Holla at Your Boy”, the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011). “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” had been additionally released as singles from the Superstar album. Ayo, his self-titled 2d studio album, used to be released in September 2014. It was supported via six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. Wizkid left E.M.E after his contract expired.
In 2016, Wizkid done international cognizance following his collaboration with Drake on the international hit, “One Dance”, which reached range one in 15 countries, together with the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017. His 1/3 studio album Sounds from the Other Side used to be launched on 14th July 2017. It serves as his major-label debut and used to be specially a Caribbean-influenced record. SFTOS was supported with the aid of five singles: “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love”, “Come Closer”, “African Bad Gyal” and “Naughty Ride”.
Wizkid grew to become the first Afrobeats artist to show up in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”.
In 2019, he used to be featured on Beyoncé’s mission The Lion King: The Gift on the collaboration “Brown Skin Girl”, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. His fourth album, Made in Lagos, used to be launched on the thirtieth of October 2020, to broad commercial success and acclaim.
The Grammys Winner is in modern times the most streamed Nigerian artiste of all time on Spotify, with over 3,485,993,216 Billion streams across all credits.