I. Introduction – How rich is Wizkid?
The Afrobeat superstar Wizkid is one of the most talented African music exports in the last decade. He has probably cemented his position as one of the greatest ever Nigerian artiste after winning the Grammy Award 2021 for the Best Music Video at the just concluded 2021 Grammy Award ceremony, alongside Beyoncé and Ivy Carter.
Machala is a famous Nigerian singer and songwriter from Surulere, Lagos in Nigeria. The ‘Holla at Your Boy’ crooner signed a record deal in 2009 with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), a label owned by Banky W. Ever since, he has gone on to win several local and international awards. His debut studio Album albums “Superstar” launched him fully into stardom. Wizkid’s latest Made in Lagos album is charting in over 75 countries.
II. Wizkid net worth
1. What is Wizkid’s net worth?
His career is nothing short of sensation and of course bragging rights for the popular and strong Wizkid FC. He has sold out many show tickets both within and outside his home country. ‘Baba Nla’ or Machala as fondly called by his fans, has signed sumptuous endorsement deals over the years with top brands such as Tecno, Pepsi, Guinness, MTN, Ciroc and Nike and so many others.
He also has major control of his revenue considering he is the CEO of his own record label ‘Starboy Entertainment’. As we speak, Wizkid net worth 2020 is put at $20 million, making him one of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria.
There has been lots of talk about a possible rivalry between Wizkid and Davido, mainly fueled by their fans. It also gets to the point when we need to settle the argument as to who is richer between the two. Well, you might want to check out Davido’s net worth and cars here to find out who is richer between the two.
Wizkid net worth Forbes 2021 – $20 million
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2. Wizkid house
One would imagine the kind of house Starboy lives in considering his net worth, well, for your information, Wizkid has houses in the US and Nigeria. We will not be surprised if he has another one in the UK since he has been spending a lot of his time there recently. He has a house in Lekki, one of the rich neighborhoods in Lagos, Nigeria and another one in Surulere, within the same city.
3. Wizkid private jet
The surulere-born music superstar is one of the youngest private jet owners in town. He reportedly bought this private jet at a whopping sum of $40 million. This amount has stirred a lot of controversies concerning his net worth. Many believe his net worth doesn’t transcend with the price of the private jet. Regardless, Starboy is a confirmed owner of one and he flies in style to shows and other engagements.
4. Wizkid cars
Wizkid has always been a big fan of beautiful cars. unsurprisingly, Wizkid net worth is huge enough to play around with some of the costliest cars around. He owns a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG, a BMW X6, a Porsche Panamera, which he reportedly wrecked in a road accident.
He also owns a Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, a Porsche Turbo S, a BMW X6 Crossover, a Maserati model, a Lamborghini Urus and a 2012 Mercedes-Benz Compressor.
III. Wizkid biography
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid was born on July 16, in Lagos, Nigeria. He came from a family with a mixed religious background. His mother is a Christian while his father is a Muslim.
Wizkid had his primary and secondary education at Surulere in Lagos. He was said to have attended Lagos State University and Lead City University in Ibadan but couldn’t complete it as he dropped out to pursue his music career.
He revealed that he started singing right from the time he was a member of a church chorister group. According to him, the musical works of icons such as Sound Sultan, Bob Marley, King Sunny Ade, 2 Face Idibia and Fela Kuti inspired his passion in music.
After trying out music with different groups, many unknown, he got his big break when he was introduced to Bankole Wellington, who at the time was the CEO of E.M.E Records. After spending some time with his boss who he places highly till today, and of course signing under his record label, he decided to start his own record label.
Wizkid is one of the most marketable artists right now, not only in Nigeria but Africa as a whole. This is why many top brands are after getting his face on their product. Aside from being the most decorated Nigerian artiste ever, Wizkid is also a very fashionable Nigerian musician. Wizkid and Naomi Campbell recently walked the runway together for Dolce and Gabbana.
His collaboration with Drake on the “One Dance” gave Wizkid a global recognition and also a nomination at the Grammy Awards. He also signed a huge deal with RCA Records in 2017. His second studio Album “Ayo” was a global success, topping music charts till today”. Wizkid ‘Sound from the Other Side’ was his third studio album, where he featured Drake in a mega hit single “Come Closer”. Wizkid ‘Soco’, is one of his most viewed music videos on YouTube with over 100 million organic views.
In 2018, he emerged as the first Afrobeat artiste to make an entry into the Guinness World Records for his contribution to the “One Dance”. Wizkid ft. Burna Boy Ginger” and Wizkid ft. H.E.R “Smile” are two of the hottest Starboy music videos playing across all TVs right now.
As we speak, he is the most streamed Nigeria artiste ever on Spotify with a staggering over 3 billion streams.
- Wizkid Awards
Wizkid’s music ingenuity and sound is widely recognized throughout the world. While many new players are coming up in the industries with the likes of Rema, Fireboy, Omah Lay, and Mayorkun, one wouldn’t but appreciate this artist for his massive contribution to the growth of Nigerian entertainment industry.
He has virtually won every major award every artiste could dream of. He won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video for his collaboration with Beyoncé on ‘Brown Skin Girl’. Wizkid has also won three BET awards, two Soul Train Awards,, 3 Billboard Awards, 4 MOBO awards, two iHeart Radio Music awards, MTV awards, Headies awards, Sound City Music Awards and several others.
- Wizkid girlfriend
Despite having three children with three different women, no one can really say who Wizkid is dating right now. He has been in different romantic relationships over the years. Tiwa Savage and Wizkid were rumored to be dating after the duo was spotted many times. It was also rumoured that Justin Sky and Wizkid dated as well. So far, no one can really say except mere speculations.
- Wizkid son
Wizkid isn’t married yet. However, he has three male children with 3 different women. His first son Boluwatife Balogun was born on January 15, 2016, followed by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Junior and Zion Ayo Balogun.
IV. Wizkid songs
Wizkid has 4 studio albums to his name. His first, ‘Superstar’, followed by ‘Ayo’, ‘Sound from Other Side (SFOS) and his latest Made in Lagos (MIL), which he released in 2020. Some of the highlight featured songs of his career include Naughty Ride (Wizkid and Major Lazer), Opo (Wizkid and Tuface), This Kind Love (Wizkid and Patoranking), Omo To Shan (Wizkid and Olamide), One Dance (Wizkid and Drake). The list is so long that we cannot begin to mention all.
Wizkid Ginger (2020), a smash hit where he featured Burna Boy, followed by other songs such as Joro (2019), No Stress (2020), Fever (2018), Ojuelegba (2014), Ghetto Love (2019), Come closer (2020), Blessed (2020), Reckless (2020), Daddy yo (2017), Totori (2019), Pakurumo, Smile (2020), Manya (2017), Love my baby (2011), Final (2019) and among many others.
Check out Wizkid ‘Come Closer’ official music video:
V. Wizkid Made In Lagos (MIL) album
Big Wizzy has set Afrobeats record that might take other artists years to catch with his Made In Lagos Album. The Album is the longest charting African album on Billboard 100 and Hot 200. The breakout song from the Album “Essence” is considered by music experts and artistes as the biggest summer song in 2021. Machala featured top artists in the album which is now known as Made In Lagos Deluxe. The likes of Darmian Marley, Justin Bieber, Burna Boy, Buju (BNXN), H.E.R, Skepta and Ella Mai are all featured in this iconic album from city of Lagos, Nigeria. The Album was released by RCA Records and Starboy Entertainment in October, 2020. The album also got two Grammy nods and has won several local and international awards.
- Wizkid 02 Arena
Following the success of his fourth studio album Made In Lagos, Big Wiz has become the most awarded African artist of all time. He sold out the 25,000-capacity O2 Arena in a record time. He performed at the UK venue for three days in 2021. Perhaps, many Wizkid FC are aiming at Wembley for their next concert. The music superstar from Nigeria drove his fans to frenzy in what could be described as electric performances all through the three nights in London, UK. Apparently, Wizkid net worth increased after the concerts.
VI. More Love Less Ego
The Afrobeats superstar Ayodeji Balogun popular known as Wizkid released his fifth studio album More Love Less Ego (MLLE) on the 10th of November 2022. The highly anticipated album was scheduled to be released on November 4th but was later change due to some circumstances. Many people believed the change of date was him showing solidarity to his colleague Davido, who lost his son Ifeanyi in a pool incident. the new album features the likes of Ayra Starr, Naira Marley, Skepta, Don Toliver, Shenseea and Skillibeng. Wizkid More Love Less Ego album 2 years after the released of the Made In Lagos Album. Wizkid Made In Lagos Album was a huge success and many would expect this latest studio work to surpass it. The MLLE album will feature 13 tracks including the likes Wizkid Bad To Me, WOW, Sugar, Money & Love, Deep and many others. Since its release, a lot of music lovers have been drooling over Wizkid Sugar ft Ayra Starr and Wizkid Wow Ft Skepta and Naira Marley. we all know biggest bird doesn’t miss when it comes to music.
Wizkid has really done well for himself in the music industry, not only that, he has also put Afro music right at the center of world music where it rightfully belongs.