Wizkid is arguably the richest musician in Nigeria for the last 5 years. so the question is what is Wizkid net worth in 2021 according to Forbes?
In this article, we would be critically looking at how much is Wizkid net worth in naira, his Biography, musical career, endorsement deals, houses and cars.
Wizkid Biography and Net Worth
Who is Wizkd?
Born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Wizkid) is up there as one of the artistes who took African sounds to the outside world.
He got his first major break into limelight with his Holla at Your Boy single in 2011. The rest, they say, is history.
He was born in Surulere, Lagos on the 16th of July 1990, making his current age to be 30 years old.
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 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, Wizkid 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”. Wizkid 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, Wizkid 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 Musical Albums
- 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 Net worth, Cars and Houses
Wizkid has a ₦13 million mansion in Surulere, Lagos, and another one in Los Angeles. Wizkid’s car collection includes:
- Lamborghini Urus (₦80 million)
- Porsche Panamera (~₦50.8 million)
- Used Mercedes Benz G63 AMG (₦55 million – ₦65 million)
- BMW X6 crossover (₦8.7 million)
Wizkid Net Worth and Endorsement Deals (2012-2020)
When it comes to Wizkid net worth in naira, 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 travelled 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.
Wizkid Bags endorsement deal with PUMA
In October 2020, Wizkid became the latest ambassador for sportswear brand Puma as his campaign images have been revealed.
The Nigerian singer and songwriter, 30, is the new Puma x JD ambassador for
the relaunch of the Puma Suede Classics range.
Wizkid, real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, said of the collaboration:
‘It’s an honour to be the face of the new JD x Puma Suede Classics campaign.
‘Puma is a brand I’ve loved and respected growing up, and so the decision to become
an Ambassador felt completely natural.
Moreover, Wizkid campaign for Puma X JD Sports launches November 4, 2020, at JDSports.co.uk and all major JD Sports retailers across Europe.
While also bagging his first and biggest mobile endorsement deal when he became Tecno’s ambassador in march 2020, adding more millions to Wizkid assets.
Wizkid Net Worth 2021
Wizkid net worth currently in 2021 according to Forbes is estimated to be around $30 million, making him the richest musician in Nigeria for the year 2021.
Wizkid’s major cash flow is via music, investments, local and international
endorsement deals which include a one Billion naira deal with United Bank for Africa in 2019.
Wizkid’s latest Album Made in Lagos has over 200 million streams on digital platforms in 2020.
Wizkid’s hit single Essence featuring Tems also made Barack Obama’s Favorite songs of 2020.
Wizkid Net worth vs Davido Net worth
Davido and Wizkid net worth according to Forbes is estimated at $30 million while Davido net worth is estimated at $25 million.
In other words, Wizkid is richer than Davido by $5 million.
Wizkid and Tiwa Savage Net worth
Tiwa Savage and Wizkid are more like mutual friends or like we say best friend.
but many have regarded them more as lovers with the Level of Musical P.D.A.’s they display while performing together at sold-out shows.
Many have also asked who is richer between Wizkid and Tiwa Savage.
According to Forbes Wizkid net worth is $30 million, making him way richer than Tiwa Savage net worth of $5.5 million.