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Names: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
Also Known As: Wizkid
Record Label: Starboy, RCA and Sony Music.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly Known as Wizkid a.k.a Starboy was Born on 16 July 1990, Surulere Lagos. Wiz is a Nigerian singer and songwriter and Entrepreneur who rose to stardom when he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009.
His debut studio album Superstar released in 2011 houses hits like Holla at Your Boy, "Tease Me/Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles from the Superstar album. Wiz also released another album after this titled Ayo (Meaning Joy in Yoruba) which features guest appearances from Femi Kuti, Banky W., Seyi Shay, Phyno, Tyga, Akon and Wale.
Machala as fondly called, collaborated with American singer and rapper Drake on a song titled "One Dance" in 2016 which fetched him so many international recognitions collaborations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017. His third studio album Sounds from the Other Side was released on 14 July 2017.
On October 30th 2020, Wizkid presented his fourth studio album titled Made In Lagos. An album which features so many star artiste like Tems, Ella Mai, Damian Marley, Skepta, Terri and some other big weights in the music industry. The album Made In Lagos was a success commercially as it was much accepted in Nigerian and the world at Large. It's no doubt Wiz got his fans and by extension all happy with big big Vibe.
Starboy Entertainment record owned by Wizkid himself was founded in March 2013. This imprint has housed so many great Naija talent like L.A.X, Maleek Berry, R2Bees, Dj Tunez, Efya, Mr Eazi and Terri. The music genius is no doubt a living legend.
Due to hard work and his numerous contribution to the growth of Africa sounds, Wizkid has earned so many awards including BET Awards , Soul Train Awards, Billboard Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards and MOBO Awards.
BET Awards for Best International Act - 2012, 2017
The Headies Awards For Best Collabo - 2018
Nigerian Entertainment Award for hottest Single 2014
The Headies award for Artiste of The Year - 2016
MTV Music Awards for Best African Act - 2016
and MOBO Awards