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Wizkid: Biography

Wizkid is the stage name of Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun. Wizkid is a nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and performer. He was born on July 16, 1990 in Surulere. He is the youngest of six children. His father had 3 wives. Wizkid started his musical career at age 11. Wizkid recorded a 7-track album titled Lil Prinz(2001). He had formed a musical group with a couple of his church friends and they were called The Glorious Five. They released an album before the group fell apart. Wizkid’s first song featured OJB Jezreel. In 2009 he signed a record deal with Banky W.’s Empire Mates Entertainment. Wizkid is also the first ever Nigerian musician to have more than 1 million followers on Twitter. Wizkid’s parents were not very supportive with his music career since the beginning.

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