Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is popular by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer. If you haven’t heard about him than you should know this fact that he is a Nigerian music artist whose popularity is rising day by day. His unique and attractive singing skills have made him a youth icon. Most of the Nigerian youths are made for his songs and his groundbreaking performances.
Wizkid started his career as a singer at a tender age of eleven. His very first album was released in the year of 2001, though the album was a collaborative album named Lil Prinz. If you have a desire of listening to some groundbreaking songs then you should consider listening to Wizkid Songs.
His life details
He was born in Surulere on 16th July 1990. Surelere is a commercial and residential area in Lagos. His father had three wives and e was the youngest of the six children which his father had. He came from a large family. He started his career as a singer at the age of 11 when he launched a collaborative album by the name of Lil Prinz. This album helped his group “Glorious Five” gain some popularity in his hometown. Wizkid was the one who has formed the group of contain five members. They dismembered but before that they launched their album which gave Wizkid’s career a great push and he decided to pursue singing as a career.
After that Wizkid came in contact with OJB Jezreel who was a record producer and he was the one who prevented him from recording for about one year. Wizkid used to visit OJB’s studiuo and during his visits he watched Sound Sultan record his album Jagbajantis and 2face Idibiaresord his song Grass 2 Grace.
After about a year later, Wizkid started recording Wizkid Album which was his first solo album. His very first song which was launched also featured OJB Jezreel. His first song gained a lot of appreciation from a number of popular personalities of Nigerian music industry and the people of Nigeria.
In the starting his family was not so supportive to his decision of pursuing music as career, and if that would have happened then Wizkid Music would not have been a reality. He disclosed this fact in an interview that he used to practice a lot in the studious and used to stay in the studio for a longer duration of time as his father didn’t believed in him, for gaining his trust he used to practice day and night.
In the year of 2011, he became a household name after the release of his debut album Superstar. The songs from his album climbed the charts soon after the release of his album and in addition to that he also received a number of awards for the songs of his first album.
If you hold desire of listening to some different genre than you should try his music. There are a number of other singers also whose songs you would like such as Don Jazzy Songs and Dbanj songs.