Wizkid Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Awards, Cars & Houses
Have you been wondering what Wizkid’s biography looks like in 2024? His Real Name, Age, Net Worth, Family, Awards, Cars, Houses and Many more.
Wizkid Biography 2024 includes all you need to know about your favorite Nigerian Afrobeats star, Wizkid also known as Big Wiz. Get to know his Real Age, Education, Net Worth, Family, Awards, Baby Mamas, Cars, and Houses.
Date of Birth
Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim popularly known as Wizkid was born on the 16th of July, 1990. He is a Nigerian singer, founder of Star Boy Entertainment, and also a songwriter. In addition, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene. He was born in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He attended his secondary school at Ijebu Ode Grammar School before enrolling at Lagos State University (LASU). He later dropped out of school and afterward, he enlisted at Lead City University. Moreover, he dropped out after two educational sessions and focused on his music career.
This was his statement about Education
…I don’t regret stopping school for a bit because it did give me all the time to push and work on my music. I’m going back to school. Education is very necessary and I hold it in high esteem…
At a time, when he sacrificed his Education for his music, he believed that he wouldn’t have achieved such results if he had continued his studies.
Wizkid’s net worth in 2024 is estimated to be around $7 Million (USD). However, through his successful music career, he amassed his primary wealth by releasing several Albums and Tracks. Which earned him substantial income from album sales, licensing deals, music streaming, and live performances.
His major income comes from his various sponsorship contracts with various companies like Pepsi, Guinness, Nike, Glo, and MTN. He frequently collaborated with Puma and is currently the brand Ambassador of Ciroc Premium Vodka.
Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs Alhaji Muniru Olatunji. A prominent and respected lineage in Ojuelegba area of Lagos. He grew up in an ecumenical household with twelve female siblings, his father Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun is a Muslim raised in Nigeria. Although he is not very rich, but gave his family every facility of life.
For many years, his father who is a religious cleric showed no interest in Wizkid‘s Musical career. But with time he accepted the fact that Wizkid was meant to be an Artist. His mother Late Mrs. Jane Balogun was a Christian and stayed a Christian even when she was married into the Muslim tribe. Wizkid shared a warm and loving relationship with his family especially his mother (Late. Mrs Jane Balogun). Wizkid’s mother supported his career, which influenced his early involvement in singing at a local church from age 11.
His mother was a stay-at-home mom who took care of her kids. She gave birth to three children and Wizkid is one of them. Mrs Jane has always taken pride in his son’s accomplishments. Wizkid’s Father married three wives so he had 12 sisters born by all his father’s wives. Among the twelve sisters, two are his biological sisters.
Just like I mentioned earlier, Wizkid has two biological sisters, one is Older and the other is younger. The two sisters are called Lade Balogun and Awoniyi Balogun. His Elder sister Yetunde lives in the USA and is currently a widow, while Lade is Currently Undergoing her Studies in Nigeria. So about Wizkid’s extended Family, he has 10 step-siblings and 2 step-mothers.
Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim started his Music Career at the young age of 11, so he gained prominence in the Afrobeats music scene. In 2011, Wizkid became popular after the release of his debut studio album “Superstar,” featuring hit singles like “Holla at Your Boys”. In 2016, he gained International recognition for his collaboration with Drake on the song “One Dance”. The song broke records and marked his entry into the global music arena.
His popular track “Essence” featuring Tems, made history as the first Nigerian Song to be on Billboard Hot 100. Using his unique style and musical achievements, Wizkid is celebrated as one of Africa’s most influential artists. Furthermore, earning awards and accolades for his immense contribution to the music industry.
His contribution to the Nigerian music industry has equally earned him several awards, like the Grammy Award for Best Music Video as a lead artist on Brown Skin Girl by Beyounce. which was his first ever Grammy Award obtained in 2021. Furthermore, he is the most awarded African Artist at iHeartRadio Music Awards, which he obtained in 2017 and 2023.
In November 2021, his song “Essence” earned him Soul Train Awards, at the Annual Grammy Award. Also in 2016, he obtained Billboard Awards for top streaming Songs (Audio). On 13th October 2023, Wizkid competed against fellow Afrobeats artists Tems, Burnaboy, Ceekay and won American Music Awards. Meanwhile, he is also trying for the most at the MOBO Awards and BET Awards. Wizkid is also a recipient of an ASCAP plaque for Drake’s “One Dance”, his contribution to the music industry also made him the most Awarded Artiste in The Headies award history.
His Baby Mamas
Oluwanishola Ogudu is his First baby Mama, whom he dated in 2010. She became pregnant with his first child and gave birth to him in 2011. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur and a brand influencer. she is the creative director of Czar and Czarina.
Shola is the founder of The Resilent Foundation-Anti rape. An NGo that helps victims of Rape and Survivors. she was a former Visa officer at Italian Embassy. Oluwanishola Ogudu was born on 19th April, 1991.
Binta Diamond is his second Baby Mama, she got pregnant for him and gave birth to their child in 2015. she is friends with the Us reality star Natalie Nunn. Binta was spotted with the popular Artiste Wizkid, when he was in Houston in May 2015, for an Industry performance.
Jada Pollock is his Latest Baby mama, he met her at a Chris brown Concert. She is an American Entrepreneur and a talent Manager. She lives with him in Lagos and manages Wizkid’s work. Jada was born on 2oth October 1983.
Houses & Cars
Wizkid has three houses, one is located in Los Angeles. The rest are in different parts of Nigeria. In 2016, he Acquired a 3-Story Mansion which is located in Los Angeles USA.
The cost of the Mansion range between $10,000,000 and $15,000,000. Such a Luxurious Mansion has a swimming pool and art designs. Wizkid flaunted his first house in Lekki as far as 2013. The worth of his house in Lekki cost between N65,000,000 to N70,000,000 Naira.
Wizkid’s other house in Surulere is worth 50,000,000 Naira. Rumours of the house he built for his parents have surfaced on the internet but it is not official yet.
Moreover, about his cars, he has a collection of Exotic Cars. Which includes Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes Benz G63, Mercedes Benz compressor, Rolls-Royce, BMW X6, Bentley Continental, Lamborghini, and Urus.
Reportedly, Wizkid acquired a brand new 2022 Ferrari Sf90 Stradale worth over N1.4 billion Naira. In 2023, he acquired a High-Performance coupe. Equipped with 4.o liter twin-turbocharged engine and three electric Motors. Simultaneously, those produce a combined power output of 986 horsepower and can attain 60mph from 0 in just about 2.5 seconds.
Currently, he now owns five Roll-Royce Cullinans after he added another Roll-Royce Cullinan to his garage. However, he won a Hyundai Sonata in the “Next Rated ” Music category at the Headies Award back in October 2011, which is worth about 5,000,000. As of now, his Mercedez Benz compressor costs about 6,000,000 naira.