Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid, Wizzy or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. One of Africa's greatest artists, Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist of all time and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era. He started recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaboration album with Glorious Five, a group he and a few friends from the church formed. Wizkid signed a recording contract with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009. He became famous after releasing "Holla at Your Boy", the first single from his debut studio album, Superstar. "Tease Me / Bad Guys", "Don't Dull", "Love My Baby", "Pakurumo" and "Oluwa Lo Ni" were also released as singles on the Superstar album. Ayo, her second studio album of the same name, was released in September 2014. It is supported by six singles: "Jaiye Jaiye", "On Top Your Matter", "One Question", "Joy", "Bombay" and "Show You the Money". Wizkid left E.M.E after the contract expired.
|Birth name||Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun|
|Also known as||Wizzy, Starboy, Machala, Daddy Yo, Mr Balo|
|Born||July 16, 1990, Surulere, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria|
|Genres||Afrobeats, Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, R&B, hip-hop, pop|
|Labels||Starboy, RCA (current), Empire Mates (former)|
|Associated acts||Maleek Berry, Sarz, Legendury Beatz, P2J, Drake, Skepta, Beyoncé, Tiwa Savage, Olamide, Emtee|
He signed with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 and is most known for his breakthrough hit, "Holla at Your Boy." At the 2016 MAMAs, he was named Artist of the Year.
He began singing in his church choir at the age of 11 and published his first CD, "Lil Prinz," in 2001.
He was the youngest of six children born into a large family. He was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, by his father, who had three wives.
In an attempt to mature as an artist, he teamed with Femi Kuti on the track "Jaiye Jaiye.".
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