By admin
22 November 2013

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid is the young star that has taken the Nigerian nation by storm. He started singing at the tender age of 11 when he recorded his first song with one of Nigeria’s most loved music icons, OJB Jezreel. 

His breakthrough however did not come until 2009, when he was featured on M.I’s “Fast Money and Fast Car”. He was then signed to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment where he featured prominently on Banky’s The W Experience album.

A year later he released his first singles, “Holla at your Boy”, “Gidi Girl” and “Ori Mi” with label mate, Skales as well as the hit song, “Tease Me” which was just a studio freestyle that got leaked online and turned into a big hit in different parts of Nigeria and among Nigerians worldwide.

2012 was arguably one of the most significant years in Wizkid’s career in terms of recognition; He won the coveted BET Best International Act-Africa award, the HipHop World Revelation of the Year Award and artiste of the Year Awards as well as the Nigerian Entertainment Awards Best Album of the Year and Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year Awards.

His current single “Jaiye Jaiye” featuring Afro Beat King and Femi Kuti has been rocking the airwaves while fans across the globe anticipate his second album is due to drop soon.