Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He was born on July 16, 1990, in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.
Wizkid began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
He is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential African artists of all time and is a prominent figure in the modern-day Afrobeats music scene.
His music has made a huge sway on the charts of many countries, and he boasts over 32 hits, more than 70 music awards, 50 singles, and four albums, as well as sold-out concert performances across Africa, Europe and America.
Wizkid grew up in an interfaith household with twelve female siblings.
He started his career by singing and recording music at the age of 11 in a group called the Glorious Five.
Wizkid joined Empire Mates Entertainment record label in 2009.
In 2016, transnational appreciation of his music grew after his collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake on the hit song, One Dance.
Is Wizkid’s father alive?
Yes, Wizkid’s father, Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, is alive as of August 2023.
He is a Sunni Muslim and was never a rich man.
According to Childhood Biography, he has expressed joy and gratitude for being alive to witness his son’s success in the music industry.
Unfortunately, there is no information available on his profession or other personal details at the time of publishing this article.
Wizkid’s mother is Jane Dolapo Balogun who reportedly passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023.
She has been credited by Wizkid himself as one of
the key factors towards his success in the music industry.
While there is limited information available about her, she has been mentioned in various interviews and articles.
She has also been mentioned in the context of meeting celebrities such as Davido among other top Nigerian acts.
Wizkid has four children with three different women.
Boluwatife Balogun is Wizkid’s first child, born on May 13, 2011, to his first baby mama, Oluwanishola Ogudu.
He is currently 11 years old.
Ayodeji Balogun Junior is the musician’s second child, born in 2016 to Binta Diamond Diallo.
Initially, Wizkid denied being the father of the child, but he later accepted him after a paternity test was conducted.
Ayodeji is currently 6 years old.
Zion Balogun is Wizkid’s third child, born on October 28, 2017, to his manager, Jada Pollock.
She is currently 5 years old.
Wizkid’s fourth child was born in 2022 to an unknown woman.
Wizkid has been romantically linked to several women, including Nollywood actress Dorcas Shola Fapsonz.
While there is limited information available about Wizkid’s children, he has shared some photos of them on social media.