Quick Facts About Wizkid Ayo (Star Boy)
Wizkid released several promotional singles and headlined different concerts. On July 29, 2013, he released his first ever collaboration with Wale titled “Drop”. The song was produced by Legendury Beatz. Wizkid’s second collaborative single with Wale, titled “Nobody But You”, was released on October 24, 2013. The song was produced by Maleek Berry. On December 17, 2013, he premiered the Legendury Beatz-produced “Eledumare”, which was performed at the 2013 Felabration concert. On March 24, 2014, MTV Base reported that Wizkid was invited as a special guest for some shows in Tinie Tempah’s tour of the UK in 2014.
Wizkid is just a nickname he gave himself when he started his music career. Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
Wizkid is not exactly a kid in the music industry. He started singing at the young age of 11 in local churches. At that young age, Wizkid could already handle being a vocalist as well as being a lead singer in the church choir.
He has also been a songwriter and been hanging around prominent people in the music industry for a very long time before he broke into the limelight.
He was actually a member of a gospel singing group called ‘Glorious five’ and they released an album together before they eventually parted ways after Wizkid decided to pursue a solo career in pop music. The group consisted of Wizkid and four of his other church friends.
He is highly controversial and always in the news for both good and crazy happenings, fight and beef with some other popular artists.
Officially, his age is put at 26 years old, many people argue that Wizkid is less than 26 years old. Wizkid’s official date of birth (as seen on Wikipedia) is July 16, 1989, which makes him 26 years old this year.
After parting ways with EME music, his former record label, Wizkid went on to start his own record label, Starboy records and now has a couple of artists signed under the label as well.
Just like any other artist, he was once rumored to be dating Tonto Dike. For a very long time, the rumor mills were agog with stories about Tonto Dikeh and Wizkid being a couple until both parties came out to vehemently deny ever hooking up or being a couple.