Wizkid is arguably the richest musician in Nigeria for the last 5 years, so the question is how much is Ayodeji Balogun worth in 2022?
In this article, we would be critically looking at his net worth, Biography, music career, endorsement deals, houses, and cars.
Wizkid Net Worth and Biography
Who is Wizkd?
Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Wizkid) is up there as one of the artists who took African sounds to the outside world.
He got his first major break into the limelight with his Holla at Your Boy single in 2011. The rest, they say, is history.
He started singing at the age of 11 and released an album with his Glorious Five Group members (a group he formed with his friends).
Today he has collaborations with Beyonce, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Tinie Tempa, Akon, Chris Brown, and way too many others.
Wizkid Musical Career
Wizkid’s musical Journey and current fame as Africa’s biggest musical artist export didn’t just happen overnight.
It all started over 10 years ago when he got signed to Banky W’s E.M.E records in 2009, after which he released his first single titled “Holla at Your Boy”. it was the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011).
“Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were also released as singles from the Superstar album.
In February 2014, He became the first-ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014.
It was supported by six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. He eventually left E.M.E after his contract expired.
On March 5, 2013, he announced his decision to establish his own record label, ‘Star Boy Entertainment.’
In the same year, he signed endorsement deals with mobile network MTN and beer company Guinness.
In 2016, Ayodeji Balogun achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Wizkid Grammy Award 2021
March 14, 2021, Nigerian singer and Africa’s biggest music export, Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun won his first-ever Grammy Award for the music video of Brown skin Girl with Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter.
He also became the first Nigerian artist ever to win a Grammy Award. another Nigerian Artist who won the Grammy Award on the same night was Burna Boy for his 2020 Album Twice as Tall.
In 2021, Wizkid become the first African and Nigerian artist to sell out the famous O2 Arene in London for 3 consecutive night during his Made in Lagos Tour.
Wizkid’s Most Popular Songs
Below is a list of the Ojuelegba crooner’s most popular songs
- Holla at Your Boy
- Don’t Dull
- Fake Love
- Show You The Money
- Come Closer ft. Drake.
- Love my Baby
- Ghetto Love
- Sweet Love
- Superstar (2011)
- Ayo (2014)
- Sounds from the Other Side (2017)
- Made in Lagos (2020)
Compilation Albums and EP’s
Soundman Vol. 1 (EP) (2019)
Wizkid House and Cars
Wizkid has a ₦13 million mansion in Surulere, Lagos, and another one in Los Angeles.
His car collections include:
- Lamborghini Urus (₦80 million)
- Porsche Panamera (~₦50.8 million)
- Used Mercedes Benz G63 AMG (₦55 million – ₦65 million)
- BMW X6 crossover (₦8.7 million)
Endorsement Deals (2012-2020)
When it comes to Wizkid net worth, there is no way we won’t talk about his numerous endorsement deals.
- In 2012, Wizkid signed a one-year endorsement deal with Pepsi reportedly worth 350,000 U.S dollars. He traveled to Beirut, Lebanon with Tiwa Savage for a Pepsi commercial shoot.
- On 28 May 2013, Premium Times reported that Wizkid signed a one-year deal with MTN Nigeria.
- In November 2013, Wizkid signed an endorsement deal with Guinness for the Guinness World of More concert, held at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
- In June 2015, Pulse Nigeria reported that Wizkid ditched MTN and signed a ₦128 million deal with GLO.
- In October 2020, Wizkid became the latest ambassador for sportswear brand Puma as his campaign images have been revealed.
While also bagging his first and biggest mobile endorsement deal when he became Tecno’s ambassador in march 2020, adding more millions to his assets.
Wizkid Net Worth 2022 (Forbes)
Wizkid is a Nigerian Grammy Awards-winning singer, song writer, and the richest musician in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. His major source of wealth comes via digital sales of his music, Sold Out shows, Real estate investments, local and international endorsement deals which include a ₦1 Billion Naira deal with the United Bank for Africa in 2019.