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Wizkid, whose real name is "Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun", is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on July 16, 1990, in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Wizkid began his music career at a young age, and his breakthrough came in 2010 when he released his debut album "Superstar," which contained hit tracks such as "Holla at Your Boy," "Love My Baby," and "Pakurumo." The album was a massive success and earned him several awards, including the Next Rated award at the 2011 Headies Awards.
Since then, Wizkid has released several successful albums and singles, including "Ayo" (2014), "Sounds from the Other Side" (2017), and "Made in Lagos" (2020). He has collaborated with several international musicians, including Drake, Beyoncé, and Skepta.
Some of Wizkid's most popular songs include "Ojuelegba" (2014), "Come Closer" (2017), and "Essence" (2020). He has won several awards for his music, including BET Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, and MOBO Awards.
Aside from his music career, Wizkid is also involved in several humanitarian causes. He founded the Starboy Foundation, which is focused on supporting underprivileged children in Nigeria.
Wizkid's influence on the Nigerian music industry and African music as a whole cannot be overstated. He has been an inspiration to many up-and-coming musicians and has helped to promote African music to the rest of the world.