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Wizkid Biography and how he successful!!!

by Jimmy Pac De Thug Man November 26 2014, 11:53 Celebrities

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is a talented singer, songwriter and performer. Born the last child in a family of 6, Wizkid kicked off his singing career at the early age of 11 when he recorded his first song with one of Nigeria’s celebrated music icons, OJB Jezreel. He went on to record a 7-track album, which he released in his church in Lagos, under the name of Lil’ Prinz; this was just a stint that earned him a remarkable deal of encouragement and recognition from family, his church and other artistes.

Years later in 2006, with a new stage name, and a passion for making music and God-given talent, Wizkid got back into the studio to hone his craft. He continued to develop as a Singer and Songwriter by working under some of Nigeria’s biggest Musical names such as OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, Ikechukwu and many others. Over the next few years his talent as a Singer and Songwriter became evident and it resulted in Wiz being prominently featured alongside some of the biggest Artistes in Nigeria’s Music Industry to much critical and commercial acclaim.

2009 would prove to be Wizkid’s break-out year, as his collaboration with M.I on “Fast Money, Fast Cars” on the Talk About It album drew major attention to his distinct voice, singing style and penchant for great songwriting. He went on to feature on Kel’s “Turn by Turn”, the Barcelos radio jingle and many other high profile projects. He also got signed to Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment, and featured prominently on Banky’s “The W Experience” album.

At the age of 20, this extremely talented and charming young man had already achieved so much, thanks to his drive and focus for turning his life’s experiences into incredible music. In 2010, he released his first singles, “Holla at your Boy”, “Gidi Girl” and “Ori Mi” with label mate, Skales; then there was the hit song, “Tease Me” which was just a studio freestyle that got leaked online and turned into a big hit in different parts of Nigeria and among Nigerians worldwide.

He bagged the coveted award for the Promising Artiste of the Year at the 2010 edition of the Dynamix All Youth Awards, collaborated with several artistes and thrilled audiences with entertaining performance at many events; some of which include the Soundcity Music Video Awards, Lord of the Ribs Lagos, Rhythm Unplugged, the Shutdown Concert with Rick Ross, the Koko Concert Lagos, Lord of the Ribs in Kano & Lagos, Face of Selera 2010 Abuja just to mention a few.

With the recent release of his debut album, which is titled SUPERSTAR, Wizkid is undoubtedly the youngest Nigerian artiste to put out an internationally recognized album and hold an album release concert with well over 2000 people in attendance.

In just 2012, this young superstar has been on tour in North America, led his label mates on the 1st ever compilation album from the label, worked with top American artists such as The Game, Wale, Akon, Young Jeezy and Kardinal Offishall; not to mention winning a MOBO, a BET award and a MTV Europe nomination.

Wizkid Biography and how he successful!!!

NOMINATIONS

  • Promising Artiste of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2009
  • Song of the Year (Love My Baby), Dynamix All Youth Awards 2010
  • Best Pop Single for ‘Holla at your boy”, The Headies 2011
  • Next Rated, The Headies 2011
  • Most Gifted Newcomer Video, Channel O Awards 2011
  • Best African Act, Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) 2011
  • Best Artist in the Africa/India/Middle East region, MTV Europe Music Awards 2011
  • Best African Artist, Ghana 4syte Music Video Awards 2011
  • Artist of the year, Mode Men Awards 2011
  • Youth Artist of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2011
  • Artiste of the Year, The Headies 2012
  • Best R&B/Pop Album, The Headies 2012
  • Hiphop World Revelation of the Year, The Headies 2012

AWARDS

  • Promising Artiste of the Year, Dynamix All Youth Awards 2010
  • Best New Artiste, City People Awards 2011
  • Best African Act, Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) 2011
  • Next Rated, The Headies 2011
  • Best International Artiste (Africa), BET Awards 2012
  • Best Pop/R&B Artiste, NEAs 2012
  • Best album of the year, NEAs 2012

OTHER ACCOLADES

  • MTV Base Brand New Artiste of the Month (January 2011)
  • MTV Shuga cameo (September 2011)

DISCOGRAPHY

Solos

  • Mamiwata – 2007
  • You Fine – 2008
  • Holla at your boy – 2010
  • Tease Me – 2010
  • Don’t Dull – 2010
  • Azonto – 2012

Collaborations

  • Wind with Willy Bang (formerly known as Silly) – 2008
  • Fast Money Fast Cars with MI (MI’s Talk about it album) – 2008
  • Turn by Turn with Kel (Kel’sThe Investment album) – 2009
  • Omoge You too Much with Banky W (Banky W’s The W Experience) – 2009
  • Intoxicated with Jesse Jagz & Soul E (Jesse Jagz’ Jag of all Trade album) – 2010
  • Omo to shan with Olamide (Olamide’s – 2010
  • Familiarity with Jayru – 2010
  • Molowo Noni with Samklef, D’Prince & Iceprince – 2010
  • Follow Me Go with Yung 6ix – 2011
  • Girl with Bracket – 2011

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