Wizkid isn’t just a popular celebrity, he is the current richest musician in Nigeria 2019 with assets and endorsement deals worth millions of Naira and Dollars.
This post will answer how much is Wizkid net worth in dollars as well as things you should know concerning him, how much he charges per show, his various cars and houses and his expensive life style.
Wizkid’s real name is Ayodeji Balogun Ibrahim. He was born in Lagos state in 1990. He lived most of his youthful life in Surulere.
Wizkid family is a mixture of Islam and Christianity. His mother is said to be a Christian while his father is a practicing muslim hence the reason he got the name Ibrahim.
Wizkid is said to be a Christian as he choose his mother’s religion over that of his father. One thing you might not know of Wizkid’s background is that he is from a polygamous family and he is the only male child in his family.
How Wizkid Musical Career Began
According to the wealthy celebrity, Wizkid passion or career in the music industry started when he was still little. He got inspired listening to veteran Nigerian musicians like King Sunny Ade, and late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
His former stage name was “Lil Prinz’’. It was in 2006 he decided to bear the new stage name “Wizkid’’. As you can see, the hip-hop artiste has since been successful using that name and has turned it into a brand which has seen him rack up mouth watering endorsement deals that has helped increase his wealth which now calculated in American Dollars.
One cannot talk about the rich life of Wizkid without mentioning Banky W. You should be aware that it was when he was signed under the EME record label that this young talent blossomed and took the music industry in Nigeria by storm.
Since his hit track “Hola at Your Boy”, Wizkid songs has now gone International. He has succeeded in signing with the world’s biggest music record label, Sony entertainment. They also signed Davido, Tiwa Savage and Tekno. All these popular musicians are also wealthy and their Forbes net worth in dollars are impressive.
Growing up, Wizkid recounted in an interview how his parents almost ruined his dream. The pop star said his father and mother failed to appreciate his potential of emerging as a star musician. He had to do it the hard way by spending much time at the studio. Although it was when he met Banky W that his life changed.
Is Wizkid a drop out? Yes and it is no surprise that he choose top pursue his dream. He favoured his musical career above his education. This was evident when he dropped out of school at the Lagos State University in 2009.
Unlike Davido (second richest musician in Nigeria according to Forbes, 2018) who finished his University education and graduated with a Second class upper. Wizkid had a second thought on toeing the academic line again aftyer being successful in the entertainment industry.
He attended Lead City University. After completing two sessions, he dropped out from a school again for the second time. This time, he was determined to go all out for his music without having to look back at his academic pursuit.
Before Wizkid became famous, even before he met Banky W, he recorded his songs while growing up in Ojuelegba, Lagos State. He endured a lot of hardship, living as a street guy.
It was his backgroung living in Ojuelegba that prompted him to release a video clip of “Ojuelegba’’ which serves as a tribute to the difficult anomalies and moments he suffered while growing up in Ojuelegba.
How Famous is Wizkid in the world stage?
Apart from being featured with leading artiste and celebrities like Davido, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Patoranking, and others, Wizkid fame has spread round the world even beyond Nigeria and Africa.
Wizkid has since engaged in musical collaborations with top reputable artists. He has collaborated with Runtown, Wande Coal, Wale, Shaydee, L.A.X, Banky W, Legendary Beatz, R2Bees, Maleek Berry, Drake etc.
On the world stage, Wizkid has collaborated with Drake to cement his reputation as an international musician from Nigeria. The hit song was titled “One Dance’’. He did this music with Drake and it is an award winning track which has seen him nominated for various awards and tours.
Just like Davido whose net worth also is in dollars, Wizkid’s wealth comes from endorsement deals apart from record sales both domestic & international shows. We have listed some of Wizkid endorsement deals below:
- Wizkid was signed by Pepsi in 2012 for $350,000 to be the face of Pepsi for one-year.
- He renewed his contract deal with Pepsi again for an extra two years which is rumored to be worth millions of Naira.
- Globacom brand ambassador in 2015 where he was paid N128 million by the telecom giant among other endorsement deals.
- Wizkid’s latest endorsement deal is with CIROC which he signed this year 2018.
- He also has a deal with Nike as their brand ambassador after adorning the Nigerian Super Eagles jersey alongside Nigeria forward, Alex Iwobi.
- Starboy also featured alongside Naomi Campel as Dolce & Gabana in their fashion event and was paid about $10,000 to walk on stage.
Wizkid Net Worth In Dollars currently
It would shock you to know that Wizkid is worth about $12 million dollars according to Forbes. Even though he is still a young musician, he beat the likes of Davido, Don Jazzy to claim the 3rd richest musician in Africa.
Assets (Houses and Cars)
It is said that Wizkid owns various mansions and cars. One of such houses is said to be valued at N13 million. This mansion is located in lekki. He also has other landed properties plus the much rumored US mansion located in Los Angeles.
Wizzy also owns fleets of vehicles which are all expensive. Some of Wizkid’s cars brand include Bentley, Mercedes, a BMW and the latest Hyundai Sonata. See more about his cars here
Wizkid’s wealth have distinguished him from his peers. For his name to have been listed on Forbes’ current ranking of Africa’s richest artists, shows that very soon his net worth in dollars might even surpass that of Dangote (just kidding)