Wizkid Net Worth (2020)

Wizkid Net Worth (2020)

Wizkid's Net Worth 2020

What is Wizkid's Net Worth?

Wizkid is one of the most famous musicians to come out of Africa. To many, he is the most famous Nigerian artiste and also the richest.

The StarBoy crooner is loved by many for his melodious sounds. He got international recognition when he was featured on Drake's 'One Dance' which was number one on Billboard Hot 100 for lots of weeks.

He was in Banky W's record label Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) from 2009 when he got signed to 2013. Wizkid established his own record StarBoy Entertainment in 2013.

He is often compared to fellow Nigerian artiste Davido. Wizkid is one of the richest musicians in Africa as named by Forbes magazine.

Early Life

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun also known as Wizkid was born on July 16, 1990. The singer is currently 30 years old but obviously looks younger than his age.

He grew up in Surulere, Lagos in an interfaith household with twelve female siblings. Ijebu Ode Grammar school was where he had his secondary education.

Wizkid started recording at the age of 11 when he formed a music group called the Glorious Five with a couple of his church members. Lil Prinz was the stage name the music star chose at that time and was using it to record.

He dropped out of Lagos State University in the middle of 2009 academic year. Ayo also went to Lead City University but dropped out after he had two sessions.

Career

The love Wizkid has and his huge fan base is really mouthwatering. He got his professional recognition after he released "Holla at Your Boy" under EME. The song was the lead single for 'Superstar' which was his debut studio album. Holla at Your Boy earned wizkid the Next Rated Award at The Headies 2011.

The album was released on June 12, 2011 by Empire Mates Entertainment. Superstar was nominated for Album of the Year at The Headies 2012 and won at the 2012 Nigerian Entertainment for the same category.

During his tour in United States in 2012 he performed alongside Trey Songz, Tulisa, Kendrick Lamar and Angel at the BBC Radio 1XTra Live o2 Academy in Brixton.

Wizkid featured on Drake's One Dance in 2016. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed for 10 non-consecutive weeks. He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017. Wizkid released Sounds from the Other Side later in July.

The singer appeared in the 2018 Guiness World Records for his contribution to 'One Dance'.

As of 2020, Wizkid net worth is estimated at $30 million by many publications. He is the richest musician in Nigeria and gets huge amounts from music royalties and show performances. He is one of the Nigerian artistes with the largest number of endorsement deals.

He signed a $350,000 endorsement deal with Pepsi in 2012 for one year which later got renewed for another two years. In 2013 he signed with Guiness for the Guinness World of More concert. Wizkid had a N128 million endorsement deal with Glo in 2015. He was paid about N7.2 million for walking in a Dolce $ Gabbana show in Milan. The artiste also has a huge deal with Nike and United for Africa (UBA).

Most Expensive Things Owned By Wizkid

1) A Huge Los Angeles mansion

Wizkid mansion in Los Angeles

Although Wizkid didn't reveal the price of the mansion he bought in Los Angeles, California, the mansion is a huge one with lots of spaces and swimming pools.

2) Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus costing N101 million

Wizkid reportedly bought a new Lamborghini Urus worth $280,000 equivalent to N101 million in late 2018. The purchase was after he released his hit record 'fever'.

3) Porsche Panamera worth about N50 million

4) Polaris Slingshot

Wizkid Polaris Slingshot

Wizkid has the 3-wheel car that he uses to cruise around Lagos. The Polaris Slingshot is worth about N8 million.

5) Louis Vuitton Jacket

Louis Vuitton Jacket for O2 Arena Concert

StarBoy rocked a N2.3 million Louis Vuitton jacket to perform at his O2 Arena Concert in London.

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