Wizkid is a songwriter and singer by profession, born and brought up in Nigeria. He was born on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos. He attended Ljebu Ode grammar school. He started his career at age 11; first, he started singing in church. He is one of the fastest-growing Nigerian singers. Wizkid was recently named the richest African.

Well, how well do you know about Wizkid? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wizkid’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wizkid to date.

Biography and Early Life

Wizkid was born on 16 July 1990; his father is Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun, his mother is Jane Dolapo. His father had three wives and had a total of 12 children in total, including a wiz-kid. He started singing in a local church, where he finds out he had been gifted great vocal ability and decided to pursue a career in music.

With his friends in his church musical group, he formed a band named Young Boy. He constantly worked on his music, and finally, his work got recognition in 2009. His real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, but he chooses Wizkid as his stage name, later he got famous with the same name, before wiz-kid he also tried different names as a stage name

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wizkid in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wizkid’s age is 31 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 16 July 1990. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162.5 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


Wiz started his education at a local school named Ljebu Ode Grammar School in Surulere, Lagos. After primary school, he joined high school, and eventually, after graduating from there, he joined Lagos State University for one year and then transferred to Lead city university. He was constantly working on his music, and eventually, he dropped out of the university to focus on his music career.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wiz was part of a large family and with different religious beliefs. He used to go to church with his mother and started singing in the church. He had been with a lot of women since the start of his career. He had a child with his girlfriend Sola, who was an undergrad student then. He denied that he was his child for two years; finally, Sola had to do a DNA test to confirm that Bolu was his child. Finally, in 2013 he accepted that he has a child. He is currently dating Tiwa Savage.

Is Wizkid Gay?

Wiz has not given any public statement regarding him being gay . he has a child with his girlfriend Sola, although he denied that he has any kid at firsts but later accepted that he has a child. All these factors indicate that he is definitely not gay.

Professional Career

Wizkid started singing for a local church . he released a few albums until he got his break with Empires Mates Entertainment, who signed him in 2009. he released his first album with label in 2010, which was named superstar; it was well-received, especially in a Nigerian community.

After 2010 his next album was released after four years in 2014 named AYO. He did many tours with these albums and created a huge fan base, especially the EME tour. He opened his own record label company in 2013 by the name of Star Boy Entertainment; he left his previous Company to expand his own Company. He renamed his Company Star Boy Worldwide. His Company’s motive was to give young talented singers a platform to boost their career.


Wizkid has been nominated for many awards since the start of his career. He has won many of them, including the American Music Awards three times, world music awards four times. In 2021, he won the prestigious Grammy Awards for his song Brown Skin Girls; he became the 4th Nigerian to win Grammy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wizkid in 2021

As of 2021, Wizkid, with his musical career, got himself a fortune of $5 million. He has accumulated this wealth from various sources, mainly from his music releases; he started his own music company in 2013. he also has done many brand endorsement for various Company and charged virtue of his worldwide fame highly

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid, started young and is working since then. He got his musical spark from singing in church, where he used to go with his mother. He released many albums, and most of them were received well by listeners. He was named as richest African man by Forbes magazine. He also became the fourth Nigerian citizen to receive Grammy Awards. His personal life was filled with many controversies, including his son, whom he refused to accept but later, after legal battles, accepted as his son.


Facts of Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

  • Gender Male
  • full nameAyodeji Ibrahim Balogun
  • birthplaceSurulere, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date of Birth July 16, 1990
  • Age 33 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityNigerian
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$5 million
  • professionSinger, songwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 65 Kg, In Pounds – 143 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 162.5cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark brown
  • high schoolLjebu Ode Grammar School.

Written by Joel S. Elkins


Jeremy Buendia