Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 in 2009, signed a record deal with Banky W.’s record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, “One Dance”, which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. He was ranked fifth 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 one million followers on Twitter. Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artiste to appeared in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance”.
On 15 June 2013, Wizkid was involved in a non-life-threatening car accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lekki, Lagos. According to eyewitness reports compiled by MTV Base, Wizkid’s Porsche Panamera car’s front tires blew out and resulted in the driver of the vehicle losing control and crashing into a road barrier. As a result of the wreck, the car was badly damaged. Pictures of the damaged vehicle surfaced on Instagram and Facebook. Wizkid acquired a Porsche Cayenne two weeks after the accident. He posted pictures of his new acquisition onto his Instagram page and tagged the pictures with the caption “#Blessed”. Among other cars he reportedly owns are a Hyundai Sonata, a Black Honda Accord I-VTEC, a G-Wagon Mercedes Benz, BMW X6, Porsche Panamera (was crashed in an accident), a posh Bentley among others.