What is Wizkid Net Worth in 2022? The net worth of Wizkid, a Nigerian musician is approximately $21 million.
Below is a quick profile of Wizkid, the richest music artiste in Nigeria as seen in our recent list of the 10 richest musicians in Nigeria.
- Wizkid Net Worth: $21 million.
- Full Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
- Born: 16 July 1990.
- Citizenship: Nigeria.
- State of Origin: Lagos.
- Place of Birth: Surulere, Lagos.
- Occupation(s): Musician, Professional Singer and Songwriter.
- Record Label: Star Boy Records.
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Wizkid Net Worth in Naira
The estimated Wizkid’s net worth in dollars is $21 million, but when converted into Nigerian Naira, Wizkid net worth in naira would be N8, 641,500,000.
Wizkid’s Biography & Early Life
Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, was born on July 16, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was raised by a Muslim father and a Christian mother in a big household that included 12 siblings.
As a kid, Wizkid attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Wizkid has always had a passion for music, and musicians like Bob Marley and King Sunny Ade were early inspirations.
More to it, his early living in a religious household greatly influenced his musical tastes.
Wizkid used to accompany his mother to church and, at the early age of 11, began singing in his local church. He was a main singer as well as a talented vocalist.
He recorded two CDs as a member of the church choir.
Wizkid created a musical ensemble as a young child with the help of other church mates with the name “Glorious Five”.
Before settling on the stage name “Wizkid”, he went by several other aliases, including “Glorious Five” and “Lil Prinz”.
Wizkid’s Music Career Journey
Wizkid began singing as a member of a choir when he was a child, and his desire to pursue a career in music did not fade since then.
In 2009, Wizkid was signed by Banky .W to the Nigerian musical company called Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
Wizkid’s first hit track, “Holla at Your Boy,” was released in 2011.
To show the success of the track, Wizkid got the Next Rated award at The Headies 2011.
Wizkid went on to release his debut album “Superstar” in that same year, 2011, which was a nationwide smash or let’s say, it gained so much popularity in Nigeria.
Also, the “Superstar” release topped the charts in about 15 nations.
Wizkid’s Journey Out of E.M.E Record Label
Wizkid declared his intention to form his own record label, “Star Boy Entertainment,” on March 5, 2013 and left E.M.E Record Label as soon as his contact terminated.
Wizzy boy obtained a sponsorship arrangements with mobile network MTN and beer manufacturer Guinness in the same year.
In September 2014, Wizkid released another hit album, Ayo. That same year, Wizkid became the first Nigerian singer to have over one million Twitter followers.
He became one of Nigeria’s greatest successful pop singer when the “Superstar” was released.
His “One Dance” song with Drake topped the charts in 15 nations and appearing among the U.S Billboard Hot 100. On Drake’s OVO Radio, he released the track “Like This” in 2016.
Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos (MIL), was released on October 30, 2020 by Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records.
Made in Lagos (MIL) as the #1 album on Native Mag listings in 2020 and Vogue’s 20 Best Albums in 2020 lists.
As successful as his career is, no doubt Wizkid net worth is actually $21 million as he has made a lot of money in the music industry.
Wizkid’s Awards & Recognitions
Wizkid has received several awards for his accomplishments in the Nigerian music industry, and his biggest award yet was given to him in 2021, his first Grammy Award for Best Music Video as a lead artist on Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl”.
Wizkid has won three BET Awards, making him the most awarded African musician in the BET Awards.
He has received two Soul Train Awards, two iHeart Radio Music Awards, three Billboard Awards, and four MOBO Awards.
For his compositional contributions to Drake’s “One Dance,” he was also awarded an ASCAP plaque.
In 2019, New African magazine named Wizkid one of the Top 100 most influential Africans.
Along with Olamide, he is the most award-winning artist in the history of “The Headies”.
With all these accomplishments, Wizkid net worth in 2022 is $21 Million.
More of Wizkid’s awards and recognitions.
- During the Dynamix All Youths Award in 2010, he was named promising artist of the year.
- Wizkid received the City People Entertainments Award for best new male artist in 2011.
- In 2011, he was named best new artist of the year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
- Wizkid was named Artist of the Year at the 2011 Dynamix All Youth Awards.
- In 2011, he received the award for best African Act, Music of Black Origin.
- Wizkid was named Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ best Pop/R$B Artist of the Year in 2012.
- He received the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Hottest Single of the Year, “Ojuelegba”.
- Wizkid was named African Artist of the Year at the 2016 African Pride Awards.
- At the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, he received Song of the Year for “Come Closer”.
- Wizkid took up the award for Best West African Artist at the 2017 All Africa Music Awards.
- He was named Artist of the Year at the 2017 All Africa Music Awards.
- Wizkid’s “Fever” won Song of the Year at AFRIMA 2019.
Wizkid has quite some luxurious property in Nigeria. Not only Nigeria, he also has property outside Nigeria, talking of Places like United States and United Kingdom.
Wizkid has a property in Surulere, Lagos, valued N13 million ($31,591) and another one in Lekki, Lagos, worth N68 million ($165,249).
It doesn’t end there, Wizkid also has a home in Los Angeles, California, in the United States.
Wizkid owns a private Jet and the cost of Wizkid’s private jet is approximately $40 million.
The following are some of Wizkid’s vehicle collections;
- A BMW X6 crossover vehicle from BMW worth $17,400.
- A Panamera Porsche vehicle valued at $101,600
- A Mercedes Benz G63 AMG vehicle valued around $110,000 – $130,000.
- A Urus Lamborghini vehicle worth $160,000.
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Conclusion – Wizkid Net Worth 2022
Wizkid net worth in 2022 is approximately $21 million or N8.6 billion.
As you have read above, you would realize that wizkid gave his all and showed how focus he was in pursuing his career in Nigeria’s music industry.
Looking at it, he risked his Academic Education by dropping out of School. Well, since he was focused and self-confident, it ended up being a Jackpot for him.
Don’t get me wrong, you dropping out of school like Wizkid might not work out for you. There is a saying; a man’s food is another man’s poison. All you just need to do is to find out what is best for you and your future.
Judging from Wizkid net worth, he is currently the richest music artiste in Nigeria, and he is worth someone to look up to.
A piece of Advice; if you have a talent, don’t hide it, instead make sure you showcase it to the world or the public, it might turn out to be big a jack pot for you.
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