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.
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 was Born in 1990
Wizkid was born in 1990 and that makes him 28 years presently in the year 2018.
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.
Update: Wizkid and Tania who is now an actress are no longer together.
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 is a Friend of Drake and Chris Brown
Wizkid is said to be friends with well known musicians such as Chris Brown and Drake to mention a few. They have done a couple of songs together such as ojuelegba and come closer. They have also been pictured together several times hanging out.
My regards to wizkid,
I love u both ur song, keep it up.
Am also a musician but no sponsor,
I wish if u could read this, am also one of ur fans,
I know oneday u shall read this, help a brother to become a musician.
You are sure baba
wizkid is my favorite abeg
I am from south Africa and I love 9ja songs
Wizkid is always the best
Am in love with wizkid. Wizkid is one of my favorite artist in Africa. He styles of musics are unique. Much love Wizkid
I love ur songs most especially ur voice
More blessings wizzy ????????
God bless u and ur family
life of a king in d music industry
ayo u r highly orientated just keep it on
I pray dat I get to ur level also
WizKid my crush,oooh gish I’m crushing on him
I like WizKids songs
I love u and ur songs.keep it up guy.
Wiz kid you are baba I have never seen a guy like you in Africa that will do what you have ever don in your music recode even what the say davido is more then you for me you are the best and ever remend the best wiz kid I pray one day you gonna email me to hangout with you am from Cameroon not from naija my contact +237679571657
God bless u wizkid I luv u ur songs aka star boy wizzy baba nla
God bless wizkid I love u an ur songs starrr boyyyy Na baba wiz baba nla
what is yor state of origin wizkid
I love wizkid and will forever throughout his day(I mean his music not him)
i want to be a celebrity in good way but i dont hv sponsor som one help please note if any bad group is made to be join minuise me out pls thanks for reading add me on facbook by this no. 07013768516
Wizzy that’s my no 1 artist in Nigeria followed by none.
I love wizknigger because he is a thinkfull handsome nigger
Yo my boy wizkid.I see Ibrahim in your name.r u a Muslim??
Wizkid is my role model d 1 i love most and u be oga for anybody
Wizkid is my role model i love him most
God bless wizkid, wish u more success in ur caareer
wizkid iz less davido gap many dope swag pazz u ma gy
A miracle is another name for hardworking or effort…kip it up WizKid
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…..
YEA WADUP,WADUP PPL IS UR BOY SKYKID GIVEING A SHOUT TO MY ROLE MODEL AYO WIZZY….JST EXPECT ME VRY SOON IN DE MUSIC INDUSTRY….YAGA
King of suruleray wizkid for real hope to be like you wiz for real ,reaping African
I love 9ice, I luv wizkid voice n d way he handle music. Keep it up man. Which u more sucess ahead..
Wiz kid I pray to God I wanna be like you sing like you and also hang out with you me chiboy
I like wizkid but he 2 much likes local dressing
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
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.
Hay! ayo, keep on shaking de world
all i like about wizkid is his voice…
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
I love wizkid xo xo much…i wish i wl see yhu in d nearest future see yhu at d top wiz…
I like and love whatever thing that came out of wizkid
Wizkid nyc guy bt davido gt swag pass u…
Wizkid nyc guy bt davido gt swag pass u…..
Excel Xdon I believe on wizkid
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
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 ?
Iam from liberia I love nigerian music and my favorite musician is psquare