Complete write up on Wizkid: The Net Worth of Wizkid, according to Forbes, His Biography, Career, Age, Personal Life and Baby Mamas.
What Is Wizkid’s Net Worth?
Net Worth: $30 million which worth about ₦10.8 billion Nigerian Naira.
Born: July 16, 1990
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Source of Wealth: Professional Singer and Songwriter
Last Updated: 2020
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the most commercially successful music artistes from Nigeria. He is one of the richest African stars as named by the Forbes magazine. WizKid has also been repeatedly named one of the fastest rising stars from Africa by the media.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song ‘Holla at Your Boy’ from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
So According to Forbes, Wizkid Net worth in 2020 was estimated to be around $30 million which worth about ₦10.8 billion Nigerian Naira.
Early Life Of Wizkid
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, was born on the 16th of July, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria.
His family stays in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. While his father is a Sunni Muslim, his mother is a Christian belonging to a Pentecostal denomination.
He completed his primary and secondary education at Surulere. He was interested in music from his early childhood but his family did not support him to pursue music as a full-time career.
According to him, his music career began from the day he joined his church choir. Artistes like Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, 2 Face Idibia, and Sound Sultan were his early inspirations and inspired him to become a musician.
From 2001 till 2006, he performed as a solo artist with the stage name ‘Lil Prinz.’ He formed a band called ‘Glorious Five’ with his friends from the church choir. They managed to release one studio album before disbanding.
He met record producer OJB Jezreel during his struggling days and he became his mentor. He became a regular visitor at Jezreel’s studio watching and learning from the recordings by artists like 2 Face Idibia and Sound Sultan.
After dropping out from university in 2009, he inked a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). In the same year, he started recording for his debut studio album with the stage name ‘Wizkid,’ which was titled ‘Superstar.’
On March 5, 2013, he announced his decision to establish his own record label, ‘Star Boy Entertainment.’ In the same year, he signed endorsement deals with mobile network MTN and beer company Guinness.
The song topped the charts in 15 countries making him Nigeria’s most successful pop artist. In 2016, he released the single ‘Like This’ on Drake’s OVO Radio.
Wizkid net worth is around $20 million.
Wizkid’s Lifestyles, Assets And Spending Habits
When it comes to property, the musician is said to own a mansion in Surulere, Lagos, and a home in Lekki, Lagos. He also has a house in the US located in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old also owns a fleet of cars including a Lamborghini Prime X2 worth N28 million and a Porsche Panamera worth N13 million. Others are a Hyundai Sonata, a BMW, a Bentley, and a Mercedes Benz.
His Spending Habit
The largest amount of money that Wizkid earns comes from different various endorsement deals.
Throughout his career, he has held multiple big contracts with some large players, such as Pepsi, Guinness, MTN and Glo.
He is the ambassador for Ciroc Premium Vodka and he has also worked with Nike many times.
When it comes to his spending, he has several large houses in Nigeria and the US. His Surulere mansion is reported to be worth $36,140, while his Lekki mansion is worth $189,040.
He is also a big fan of expensive cars, which he enjoys purchasing for himself. His clothes and accessories are also worth a fortune. He’s a big fan of Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci. Wizkid owns a diamond wristwatch worth $1.2 million.
Wizkid’s Personal Life
Wizkid has three male children with three different women. They were born 13 May 2011, 15 January 2016, and 28 October 2017.
He fathered his first child, Boluwatife Balogun, at the age of 21.
Wizkid’s Baby Mamas
Shola Ogudu is the first baby mama of Wizkid. They met in 2010 and gave birth to his first son, Boluwatife in 2011 at the age of 21. The relationship couldn’t last for long as they had to break up.
Fast forward to 2016, he welcomed his second son, Ayodeji with his second baby mama, Binta Diallo a former video vixen.
Jada Pollock, his manager is Wizkid’s latest baby mama who gave birth to his third son, Zion in 2017.
Wizkid’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry have earned him several achievements. He received an ASCAP plaque for his songwriting contributions to Drake’s “One Dance”.