• What are some of Wizkid's popular songs?

    Wizkid has lots of hit single from Joro, ghetto love, to Ojuelegba, Ginger ft Burna boy to mention few.

  • How many platinum does Wizkid have?

    Wiz has a total of 3 platinum certifications with three different songs. Wizkid is the African artist with the highest number of platinum certifications by the RIAA in the US of all time.

  • How many wives did Wizkid have?

    None. Although, The Nigerian singer has three baby mamas, he is yet to officially marry any of them.

  • Does Wizkid hold a Guinness Book of Record?

    Yes. Ayo Balogun, commonly recognized as Wizkid, holds a Guinness World Record as the artist whose track achieved the milestone of one billion streams on Spotify first.


July 16, 1990

Ayodeji Balogun

Wizkid's Biography

Rise to Stardom: Wizkid's Inspirational Journey

Wizkid is a multiple award-winning musician from Nigeria known for his hit albums, singles, and collaborations including 'Ojuelegba', 'Brown Skin', 'Come Closer', and 'One Dance'. He was signed to Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) records where he released his debut and sophomore albums Super Star and Ayo (Joy) and has worked with artists ranging from Beyonce to Drake.

Wizzy’s first commercial feature was on M.I. Abaga’s single Fast Money Fast Cars in 2008. His performance on M.I’s song got him exposed to Nigerian R&B sensation Banky W who would go on to sign Wizkid to his record label EME Records. He went on to feature on two songs off Banky W’s debut album “The W Experience”, Tanker and Omoge You Too Much which was released in 2009. Subsequently, Wiz released his first official single Holla At Your Boy in 2010. It was at this point he received critical acclaim and became established as a promising artist of the future.

Superstar Album

In 2012, Wizkid released what many music lovers consider to be one of the few classic albums in contemporary Nigerian music. The Superstar album which housed multiple timeless hits such as No Lele, Pakurumo, Scatter the Floor, Don’t Dull, Wad Up featuring D’Prince, Shout Out and many more. After the success of Superstar, Wizkid headlined a UK tour between March and April 2012 and kicked off his USA Tour in July 2012 which were all sold out in each city.

Leaving EME

In 2013, Wizkid removed EME/Konvict as his label contact on Twitter and replaced it with Tinie Tempah’s disturbing London management, sparking rumors that he had left EME. In 2014, his sophomore album Ayo (Joy) was released and that was his last album on EME.

After leaving EME, Wizkid gained a lot of success as Drake and Skepta unexpectedly jumped on an unreleased remix of Ojuelegba. A year later in 2016 Wizkid got featured on Drake’s One Dance, a song that became the most streamed song in 2016 on Spotify.

Starboy Label and other Business Deals

Late in 2014 after exiting EME, Wizkid established his own label Starboy Records and the first song released was Caro featuring Wizkid and L.A.X who was the first signed artist on Starboy. Caro was recorded and shot in the United Kingdom. Wizkid subsequently signed Terri to Starboy in 2018.

Wizkid has partnered with Nike, Puma and endorsed many other brands and has been able to increase his net worth via his label, endorsements and world tours. In 2018, Ayodeji Balogun joined stars like P.Diddy and Cassper Nyovest to become a brand ambassador for the spirit brand, Ciroc.

Signing to RCA Records

Wizkid announced his record deal with RCA Records, a renowned USA based subsidiary of Sony music in 2016. A year after inking the deal with RCA, he released his first single Come Closer featuring Drake and his 3rd studio album Sound from the Other Side (SFTOS).

Wizkid Feud with Davido

A feud occurred between Wizkid and Davido’s DMW in 2017 in Dubai in the parking lot of the venue of One Africa Music Fest. There have also been several subliminal tweets from Wizkid towards Davido and vice versa. It appears their feud has currently been resolved as the two artist were seen performing together on same stage at a #WizkidConcert

Wizkid's Unforgettable Hits

Some of Wizkid's most iconic songs that have dominated charts and playlists globally:

  • 'Ojuelegba' of Ayo Album
  • 'Essence' featuring Tems off Made in Lagos Album

Collaborations and Legacy of Wizkid

Wizkid has collaborated with renowned artists and his lasting impact on the music industry is beyond brilliant. From 2baba, to Tems, Beyonce, Burna boy, and Drake, Reminisce

Global Recognition and Awards

Wizkid's achievements on the international stage cannot be overlooked, from awards to accolades, Grammy Awards and Beyond: Here are some of Wizkid's global triumphs:

Performances and Shows

Ayo has performed in different places and events across the world. Here are some of them: