He seem to be the Revolution of the present and future of Nigerian Music, tagged by many as one of the youngest most successful and celebrated African artiste of this generation, with several honours,awards and endorsements to show for that, as well as the fact that he grew from being an ordinary Artiste to an entrepreneur a CEO of his own Record Label, with inclusion of international collaborations and Recognition.
He rose to prominence with his song “Holla at Your Boy”. In 2009 His work and contribution to the Nigerian Music Industry has earned him several achievements, including a BET Award, a MOBO Award from 2 nominations, three The Headies Awards from 8 nominations, a Channel O Music Video Award from 6 nominations, three Nigeria Entertainment Awards from 11 nominations, a Ghana Music Award from 7 nominations, two Dynamix All Youth Awards from 3 nominations, two City People Entertainment Awards from 4 nominations, and a Future Award, among others. In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards. He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
He is no other than Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid (born July 16, 1990), kicked off his singing career at the early age of 11 and today he turns 24. From DB2Media we say a very big Happy Birthday to WIZKID may God bless you real big.