Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known with his stage name Wizkid,was born on 16 July 1990 in Surulere, a commercial area in Lagos state of Nigeria. He was born and brought up by a Pentecostal mother,and his father practices Islam. As a young teenager, he started singing at the age of 11 and was then referred to as Lil Prinz, before he officially change his name in 2006.He formed a group called the Glorious Five with couple of his friends in church.The group released an album before Wizkid parted way with the group . Wizkid later met OJB jezreel, a record producer who prevented him from recording for a year. While visiting OJB’s PointBeat Studios frequently, he watched 2face record songs for his Grass to Grace album. Wizkid noted Nacto C as among the people that coached him when he was 15 years old. In 2009, Wizkid inked a record deal with Banky W.’s Empire Mate Entertainment. In mid-2009, he dropped out of Lagos state Universitty(LASU) to focus on his music carrier.but he later attended Lead city University, but dropped out also after completing two sessions.
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