HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AYODEJI IBRAHIM BALOGUN AKA WIZKID AS HE CLOCKS 29 TODAY
Written by thrilliant on July 16, 2019
Award winning international Afro-hiphop artist, Wizkid, father of two, mutiple brand ambassador, owner of Starboy Entertainment.
Here is a short profile about the Birthday boy;
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter,
He was born on 16th July 1990 (age 29 years) in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. He started recording music at age 11
and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his
church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal with 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”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were
also released as singles from the Superstar album. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian
musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in
September 2014. It was supported by six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”,
“Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. Following the release of his second studio album and expiration of his 5-year recording contract, Wizkid left E.M.E.
In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.