His real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun.
He was born on July 16, 1990 in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
His father’s name is Alhaji Muniru Olatunji; his mother’s is Jane Dolapo Balogun.
His father is a Muslim; his mother is a Christian. Wizkid says, according to Wikipedia, that he grew in an Interfaith family.
He grew up with 12 female siblings. His father had three wives.
His mother calls him IB-Boy. A mixture of ‘Ibrahim’ and ‘boy’.
Other names of his are Lil Prince, Wizzy, Starboy, Machala, Daddy Yo, Baba Nla, Big Wiz and Eleniyan.
He grew up listening to artistes like Sunny Ade from Nigeria and Bob Marley from Jamaica.
He schooled at Ijebu Ode Grammar school.
He dropped out of two different universities.
He was made the lead singer in his mother’s church at the age of 11, and later formed a music group called the Glorious Five with some of his church friends.
He became famous after making the album Superstar. The song said to have caused that is the song ‘Hola at Your Boy’, which was recorded in 2009.
He was made famous internationally in 2016 by the work he did together with the Canadian musician Drake.
The song made number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was highly received in 14 countries among which were France, Germany and Canada.
The song broke multiple records and even made him the first Afro-beats artiste to appear in the Guinness World Records.
He worked together with Beyonce on a work called Brown Skin Girl in an album, The Lion King: The Gift.
The song made number 1 in the World Digital Songs Sales Chart. It won him a Grammy Award For The Best Music Video.
He’s toured United States cities like Houston, Vancouver, New York, Atlanta (the birthplace of Davido), and Washington DC (the capital of the United States of America).
He has three sons. They were given birth to by three different mothers in 2011, 2016 and 2017.
His father does not want to associate himself with his success (because he is a Moslem, probably).