Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on July 16, 1990, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he began making music as a child. Wizkid's interest in music started at a young age, and he began recording his own songs as a teenager.
Wizkid's musical career took off in 2010 when he released his debut album, "Superstar," which quickly became a hit in Nigeria and throughout the African continent. The album's success led to Wizkid being signed to Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) record label, where he released several successful singles, including "Holla at Your Boy" and "Tease Me."
In 2011, Wizkid released his second album, "Ayo," which was even more successful than his first. The album produced several hit singles, including "Jaiye Jaiye," "On Top Your Matter," and "Show You the Money." These songs helped solidify Wizkid's place as one of Nigeria's top musicians, and he soon became one of the most popular and recognizable artists in Africa.
In addition to his success as a recording artist, Wizkid has also become known for his electrifying live performances. He has toured extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States, and has performed at numerous festivals and concerts, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Essence Festival in New Orleans, and Coachella in California.
Throughout his career, Wizkid has collaborated with a number of other artists, including Drake, Tyga, Chris Brown, and Beyoncé. He has also been recognized for his contributions to music, receiving several awards and nominations, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards.
In recent years, Wizkid has continued to dominate the Nigerian music scene and has become a major influence on the African music industry. He is considered one of the leading voices in African pop music and continues to inspire and captivate audiences with his powerful voice, infectious melodies, and innovative sound.