Adedeji Ibrahim Balogun, professionally and popularly known as Wizkid worldwide, is a Nigerian singer, song writer and a record label boss. he was born in Surulere Lagos state . wizkid completed his primary and secondary school education at Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Later on, he gained admission at Lagos State University, Lagos [ LASU ]. however, he dropped out of school in 2019, to focus on his music career.
Later on, he was admitted at Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State, same in Nigeria; to study International Public Relation, where he dropped out again after two semesters.
Wizkid started his music career at 11, with the stage name Lil Prinz. He was singing in a church at tender age. Wizkid came from a polygamous family. his mother is a christian and his father a muslim.
Wizkid is now a legend in the African Pop music, hip pop and so many other Genre. he has received so many Awards, home and Abroad.
As a well Talented Artiste, Wizkid received so many Awards.
See the Awards Below.
Ghana Award-2, Nomination-8, BET Awards-3, Nomination-6, The Headies Awards-8, Nomination, Nomination-16, Nigerian Entertainment Awards-6, Nomination-20, MOBO AWARDS-3, Nomination-1, Channel-0, music video award-2, Nomination-9, City peoples Entertainment Award-2, Nomination-3, MTV Europe Music Award-2, Nomination-4, Nigeria Music Video Awards [ NMVA]-0, Nominated-3, 4style Tv Music Video Awards-1, Nominated-8, African Magazine Award-5, Nominated-9, The Future Music Awards-0, Nominated-1, WoRLD Music Awards-0, Nomination-5, MTV Africa Music Awards-4, Nomination-8, Grammy Awards-0, Nominated-1, IHeart Radio Awards-2, Nominated-4, ASCAP Awards-1 Nomination-1, Guiness World Records-1, Nomination-0.
so, in this article, i will sharing with you 5 songs that brought Wizkid to Limelight you reallydon’t know.
1: Hollla at Your Boy.
Holla at Your Boy was written and recorded by Singer, Wizkid. it was released on January 2th,,2010. the song was produced by popular Dj, Dj Klem [Knight house] and Vebee.
The song was released under the Debut Studio Album ‘SUPER STAR’ in 2011, which received massive aceptance from the people all over Nigeria, West Africa and Overseas.
Wizkid released the song under the Record label, EMPIRE MATE ENTERTAINMENT. The song earned him Next Rated Award at the Headies in 2011.
Later on, the music Video for the single, Holla at Your Boy, was nominated for the most gifted New comer Video at the 2011 Channel O music video Awards.
However, the music video for ‘Holla at Your Boy’ was also nominated for the best Afro pop video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Award [NMVA]. Very interesting, that same year 2011, the song earned him an award, ‘The Headies 2011’, therefore, having won the award, singer, Wizkid, was presented of Next Rated Car Prize.
2: Tease me
Wizkid released Tease me in April 2nd, 2010. the song was produced by Samklef. the genre of the song is Afrobeats. written and recorded by theb popular singer, Wizkid, as usual, it received massive acceptance from the public.
However, the music video features cameo appearance from Skales, Samklef, D’prince, MI, Jesse jags, El Dee, Dr. SID, Wande coal and Banky W.
Music star, Wizkid released the single under a Debut Studio Album ‘Super Star’ in 2010. the album production was handled by top producers like, Samklef, E-Kelly, Jay Sleeky,Dj Klem, Master Kraft, Q-Beats, Vebee and Banky W.
In 2011, the song ‘Tease me’ was nominated in Nigeria Entertainment Awards which was described as ‘Hottest single of the year’. The song was the Hit in town as of 2010, 2011.
3: Don’t Dull
The song was released on December 4th 2010. The hit song, Don’t Dull, served as the third single from his Debut studio Album ‘super star’. The song received waves all over the world to the extent that one American top rapper, Tygga, did a freestyle over the song’s instrumental during his visit to Tim Westwoode’s BBC Radio 1 Xtra show.
As a hit song, Don’t dull, was later remixed by Wizkid and Akon, in september 6th, 2013. The song received multiple Airplay from almost everyone in Nigeria. it became a top Hit after the collaboration of the singer Wizkid and Akon. It is a song you will like to listen to again and again.
4: Love my Baby
Love my baby, was released in June 12th 2011. the song released under a debut studio album ‘Super Star’, in that same 2011. The song was the 6th track on the album, ‘super star’ released under Empire mate Entertainment.
Therefore, ‘Love my Baby’ was almost the best among the six tracks released under the debut album. the singer, Wizkid received a lot of loves and recognitions from his fans all over the world.
Love my Baby was played almost all the Djs in Nigeria as of then. Wizkid wanted to drop another song that same month, but when he noticed ‘Love my Baby’ was the jam of the town, he paused and allowed the sweet song receive full acceptance from the public.
Pakurumo was released in December 10th, 2011. it brought many awards to Wizkid in the lately 2011 and early 2012. As of then, Pakurumo was among the top 10 song on the Nigeria top playlist as of 2011 and early 2012.
Wizkid released the song under a debut studio Album ‘ super star’. The song was also released under the Record Label Empire Mate Entertainment, which was among the top Label in Nigeria and some other part of Africa.
The single ‘Pakurumo’ which was writen and recorded by popular Artiste, Wizkid, got heavy waves on the air, which made it possible to be heard every where you go.
Wizkid is indeed a super star with strong vision. he is also rated high in the Nigerian Music Industry today. The star, is the C.E.O and Founder of STARBOY RECORDS. He has signed so many Artistes so far, featured many world Top Artistes like, Drake, Beyonce and among others. He is a professional musician that History will live to remember.