Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known by his stage name Wizkid is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.
He rose to prominence with his song “Holla at Your Boy”. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W’s imprint Empire Mates Entertainment.
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, four 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.
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.
Ayodeji’s most notable songs include Holla at Your Boy, Don’t Dull, Love My Baby, Azonto, Pakurumo, Tease Me/Bad Guys, Dance For Me with EME, Jaiye Jaiye”etc.