WizKid Biography: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Him

When you call the name ‘Wizkid’ everybody immediately knows who you are talking about but if you talk about Ayo Balogun, a lot of people might not really know whom you are talking about.

Well, they are one and the same person as Wizkid is only just a nickname he gave himself when he started his music career. Wizkid’s real names are Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.

Here are 10 other things you didn’t know about this young, successful musical super star.

1. He Began Singing at the Age of 11

Although it might have taken some years before he finally broke into limelight, Wizkid is not exactly a kid in the music industry. He started singing at the young age of 11 in local churches. At that young age, Wizkid could already handle being a vocalist as well as being a lead singer in the church choir.

He has also been a songwriter and been hanging around prominent people in the music industry for a very long time before he broke into limelight.

2. He was a Member of a Gospel Singing Group “Glorious Five”

Although their albums might not have been much of a hit, Wizkid was actually a member of a gospel singing group called ‘Glorious five’ and they released an album together before they eventually parted ways after Wizkid decided to pursue a solo career in pop music. The group consisted of Wizkid and four of his other church friends.

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3. Wizkid is a Father

Many fans have playfully suggested that he change his name to ‘Wizdad’ as he is no longer a kid but now a father to a very handsome boy, Boluwatife Balogun. Boluwatife was born on October 2010 by his babymama, Oluwanishola Ogudugu. Although Wizkid publicly denied having a son for a very long time, he eventually owned up in October 2013 after he put up warm birthday wishes for his son’s 3rd birthday.

4. He Used to Be Known as Lil’ Prince

Well, if you ever hear the name Lil’Prince being used in reference to Wizkid, don’t be amused because Wizkid used to be called Lil’ Prince during his gospel singing days.

5. Wizkid is Highly Controversial

This is one Nigerian artist that is always in the news for both good and crazy things. There’s always one crazy story, fight or beef involving Wizkid.

6. He is 26 Years Old

Although Wizkid’s official age is put at 26 years old, many people argue and swear that Wizkid is only 25 years old. Well, we wouldn’t know what is on his birth certificate for sure but what we do know is that Wizkid’s official date of birth( as seen on Wikipedia) is July 16, 1989, which makes him 26 years old this year.

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7. He is Dating Tania Omotayo

Wizkid has been going steady with this young, beautiful lady Tania Omotayo, who is now somewhat of a celebrity too as her relationship with Wizkid has made her a popular face in the entertainment scene.

8. He owns a Record Label

After parting ways with EME music, his former record label, Wizkid went on to start his own record label, Starboy records and now has a couple of artist signed under the label as well.

9. Wizkid has a Unique Voice

One thing that that has undoubtedly helped his success in the music industry is his unique voice. Wizkid’s voice.

10. He was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dikeh

For a very long time, the rumor mills were agog with stories about Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid being a couple until both parties came out to vehemently deny ever hooking up or being a couple.

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  1. Olawale kha

    Wizkid is my role model d 1 i love most and u be oga for anybody

  2. Olawale kha

    Wizkid is my role model i love him most

  3. jhazzper

    God bless wizkid, wish u more success in ur caareer

    1. Tizzy temaugee

      wizkid iz less davido gap many dope swag pazz u ma gy

  4. Olowookere ojo dickson

    A miracle is another name for hardworking or effort…kip it up WizKid

  5. firddausi

    i so much like nd luv wizdad voice. But Ayo always knw were u came 4rm i really want to be hearing good tins abt you it make me happy. I wish u all the good tins u wish urself…..



  7. tweetkid

    King of suruleray wizkid for real hope to be like you wiz for real ,reaping African

  8. bolarinde gabriel

    I love 9ice, I luv wizkid voice n d way he handle music. Keep it up man. Which u more sucess ahead..

  9. Timothy Abam

    I like wizkid but he 2 much likes local dressing

    1. Kenny xy

      I love wizkid very much i like is voice and everything abt him.am musician like him i wish he could sign me to is record label my is stage name is yungking yaga

  10. Ernyi stephen

    I am 4rm benue state i like wizkid but mi favourite artise is innocent uja popular known as 2baba .i love this guy with passion.

  11. Criss cross Ahan

    Hay! ayo, keep on shaking de world

  12. patience

    all i like about wizkid is his voice…

  13. Rapsodick

    Wizkid is a guy take note of him self he plenty money but i no fat look wizkid when he sing Holla at your boy and now no different why wizkid watin they happen but i still love your music my friend call me wizkid son

  14. Salaudeen azizat

    I love wizkid xo xo much…i wish i wl see yhu in d nearest future see yhu at d top wiz…

  15. Wizprince

    I like and love whatever thing that came out of wizkid

  16. Don feezy {ASE} D HoTtest

    Wizkid nyc guy bt davido gt swag pass u…

  17. Don feezy {ASE} D HoTtest

    Wizkid nyc guy bt davido gt swag pass u…..

  18. Excel Xdon

    Excel Xdon I believe on wizkid

    1. Tizzy temaugee

      i dnt like eni thing cumin frm wizkid naturally i just hate him wizkid iz nthin davido ma broz kip it up buh what i hate en both ov dem iz dat their al in iluminati

  19. Obagha ebuka wizkid

    As possible as i can i will feature wizkid widin my next album my nomenclature is obagha ebuka(AKA) Wizkid aso e.kid


    WHIZKID why deforming ?

  21. Samuel Gaway

    Iam from liberia I love nigerian music and my favorite musician is psquare

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