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Birth nameAyodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Also known asLil Prinz
Born16 July 1990 (age 26)[1]
SurulereLagosLagos State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Recording artist
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  • songwriter
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  • performer
Years active2001–present[2]
LabelsCurrent
  • Starboy Entertainment
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  • Disturbing London[3]
Former
Associated acts
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage nameWizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid),[3] 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). "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", Gidi Girl, "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from theSuperstar album. Wizkid's self-titled second studio album, Ayo (2014), was preceded by the singles "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You the Money".
In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several artists and was featured on the hits "Girl" (with Bracket), "Fine Lady" (with Lynxxx), "Sexy Mama" (with Iyanya), "Slow Down" (with R2Bees), "The Matter" (with Maleek Berry), "Pull Over" (with KCee) and "Bad Girl" (with Jesse Jagz). He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.[4][5] In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.[6][7]in May 2016 He was Nominated for BET Award.[8]

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