Wizkid, whose real name is 'Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun', is no doubt one of the fastest rising artiste in the Nigerian music industry. He was born July 16, 1989, and as of 2012, Wizkid is 23 years old. See more of Wizkid 'Ayo Balogun' biography below.
He started singing at the early age of 11 in church under the name 'Lil Prinz' before rebranding in 2006; and ever since then, he has been able to make a name for himself in the industry.
Wizkid is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. He kicked off his singing career at the early age of 11 when he recorded his first song with one of Nigeria’s celebrated music icons, OJB Jezreel.
WizKid went on to record a 7-track album, which he released in his church in Lagos, under the name of Lil’ Prinz; this was just a stint that earned him a remarkable deal of encouragement and recognition from family, his church and other artistes.
Years later in 2006, with a new stage name, and a passion for making music and God-given talent, Wizkid got back into the studio to hone his craft. He continued to develop as a Singer and Songwriter by working under some of Nigeria’s biggest Musical names such as OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, Ikechukwu and many others.
Over the next few years his talent as a Singer and Songwriter became evident and it resulted in Wiz being prominently featured alongside some of the biggest Artistes in Nigeria’s Music Industry to much critical and commercial acclaim.
2009 would prove to be Wizkid’s break-out year, as his collaboration with M.I on “Fast Money, Fast Cars” on the Talk About It album drew major attention to his distinct voice, singing style and penchant for great songwriting.
WizKid went on to feature on Kel’s “Turn by Turn”, the Barcelos radio jingle and many other high profile projects. He also got signed to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment, and featured prominently on Banky’s “The W Experience” album.
This extremely talented and charming young man is enrolled as a full-time student at a Private University in Nigeria; and although he only turns 20 this year, he has already achieved so much due to his talent and passion for turning his life’s experiences into incredible music.Wizkid broke fully into the industry in 2010 after releasing the smash hit singles 'Holla At Your Boy,' 'Tease Me,' and 'Don’t Dull.' He released his debut album 'Superstar' in 2011, and performed his sold out concert of the same name in June.