Wizkid was once known as Young Prince. He was a studio rat who paid his dues by learning at OJB Jeezreel's studio in Surulere, Lagos. In 2008, his calling card was the feature on MI Abaga's classic album, Talk About It.

The song was the Kraftmatiks-produced 'Fast Money, Fast Cars.' He got noticed by mainstream Nigeria and proceeded to sign a record deal with the Banky W and Demuren-brothers run, Empire Mates Entertainment in the third quarter of 2009. In December 2009, he released his debut single, 'Holla At Your Boy.'

By 2010, the sound switched to appeal to a mainstream audience when 'Tease Me' was released. 'Don't Dull' then sealed his mainstream appeal before his classic album, Superstar was released to an amazing reception in 2011. Since then, he has not stopped. In fact, he has pumped the gas further.

In 2012, he featured on the Empire States of Mind collaborative album in 2012. He released Ayo in 2014, Sounds From The Other Side in 2016 as his first album release under Starboy. In 2017, he inked a multi-album deal with RCA and Soundman Vol. 1 was released in December 2019 as a Starboy project.

Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to 'One Dance.'

Internationally, he became the first Nigerian artist with a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single when he featured on Drake's 'One Dance' alongside Kyla in 2016. He has also collaborated with Metro Boomin, Zara Larsson, Skepta, Justin Skye, Tinie Tempah and more.

By long or short, Wizkid is the greatest act of his generation.

Here is a list of Wizkid's awards and nominations;

Year Event Award Recipient Status
2020 NAACP Image Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group “Brown Skin Girl” Won
2019 Soul Train Music Awards Best collaboration “Brown Skin Girl” Nominated
2019 Soul Train Music Awards The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award “Brown Skin Girl” Won
2019 AFRIMA Song of The Year "Fever" Won
2019 AFRIMA Best Male West Africa Himself Won
2019 AFRIMA Crossing Boundaries with Music Award Himself Won
2019 AFRIMA Artist of The Year Himself Won
2017 MOBO Awards Best International Act Himself Won
2017 All Africa Music Awards Best West African Artiste Himself Won
2017 All Africa Music Awards Song of the year "Come Closer" (featuring Drake) Won
2017 All Africa Music Awards Artist of The Year Himself Won
2016 African Pride Awards African Artist of the Year Himself Won
2016 BET Awards Best International Act Africa Himself Nominated
2016 Ghana Music Awards African Artist of the Year Himself Won
2015 All Africa Music Awards Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2015 All Africa Music Awards Best Male Artist in West Africa Himself Nominated
2015 All Africa Music Awards Songwriter of the Year Himself Nominated
2015 All Africa Music Awards Album of the Year "Ayo" Nominated
2015 All Africa Music Awards Song of the Year Ojuelegba Nominated
2015 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best African Act Video Himself Nominated
2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Male West Africa Himself Nominated
2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Artist of the Year Nominated Nominated
2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Song of the Year "Ojuelegba" Won
2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Video "Ojuelegba" Won
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Male Artist of the Year Himself Won
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Dance/Live Performance Himself Nominated
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of The Year "Ojuelegba" Won
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Album of the Year Ayo Nominated
2015 MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 Best Male Himself Nominated
2015 MTV Africa Music Awards 2015 Song of the Year "Show You The Money" Nominated
2015 Mobo Awards Best African Act Himself Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Best Pop Single "Ojuelegba" Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Best Recording of The Year "Ojuelegba" Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Song of The Year "Ojuelegba" Won
2015 The Headies 2015 Best R&B Single "Say You Love Me" (Leriq featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Best Collabo "Sisi" (Praiz featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Best R&B/Pop Album Ayo Won
2015 The Headies 2015 Album of the Year Nominated Nominated
2015 The Headies 2015 Artiste of The Year Himself Nominated
2015 Headies 2014 Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
2015 Headies 2014 Best Pop Single "Pull Over" (Kcee featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2015 Headies 2014 Best Pop Single "Caro" (Starboy featuring L.A.X and Wizkid) Himself
2015 Headies 2014 Best Reggae/Dancehall Single "Bad Girl" (Jesse Jagz featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Duo/Group or Featuring "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Duo/Group or Featuring "Pull Over" (KCee featuring Wizkid) Won
2014 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall "Bad Girl" (Jesse Jagz featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 Mobo Awards Best African Act Himself Nominated
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of the Year "Pull Over" (KCee featuring Wizkid) Won
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of the Year "Caro" (Star Boy featuring L.A.X and Wizkid) Nominated
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Male Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director) "Jaiye Jaiye" (alongside Sesan) Nominated
2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Male West Africa Himself Nominated
2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards Song of the Year "Caro" (Star Boy featuring L.A.X and Wizkid) Nominated
2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Collabo "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards Best Collabo "Surulere Remix" (Dr SID featuring Don Jazzy, Phyno, and Wizkid) Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Musician of the Year (Male) Himself Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Most Popular Song of the Year "On Top Your Matter" Nominated
2014 City People Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of the Year "Pull Over" (KCee featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Male Himself Nominated
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Collaboration "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 Ghana Music Awards African Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
2014 Ghana Music Awards Afro Pop Song of the Year Nominated Nominated
2014 Ghana Music Awards Best Collaboration of the Year "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 Ghana Music Awards Vodafone Song of the Year "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Entertainer of the Year Himself Nominated
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Live Act Himself Nominated
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Male Artist Himself Nominated
2014 World Music Awards World's Best Song "Eledumare" Nominated
2014 The Headies 2013 Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
2014 The Headies 2013 Best Music Video "Azonto" Nominated
2013 The Headies 2013 Best Collabo "Baddest Boy" (EME featuring Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W.) Nominated
2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Use of Visual Effects "Sexy Mama" (Iyanya featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Afro Beat Video "Caro" (Starboy featuring L.A.X and Wizkid) Nominated
2013 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act Himself Nominated
2013 MOBO Awards Best African Act Himself Nominated
2013 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Duo/Group/Featuring Video "Baddest Boy" (EME featuring Wizkid, Skales, and Banky W.) Nominated
2013 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Male Video "Azonto" Nominated
2013 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Video of the Year Won Won
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best African Act Video Nominated
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Group Video of the Year "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Won
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best Directed Video "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Most Popular Video "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Most Influential Video "Slow Down" (R2Bees featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 Ghana Music Awards African Artist of the Year Himself Won
2013 Ghana Music Awards Reggae Dance Hall Song of the Year "Time Bomb" (Samini featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of the Year "Beat of Life (Samba)" (Sarz featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Musician of the Year (Male) Himself Won
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of the Year "Fine Lady" (Lynxxx featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2013 City People Entertainment Awards Best Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
2012 The Future Awards Musician of the Year Himself Won
2012 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best African Act Video "Dance for Me" (EME featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2012 BET Awards 2012 Best International Act Africa Himself Won
2012 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act Himself Nominated
2012 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted West African Video of the Year "Pakurumo" Nominated
2012 The Headies 2012 Artist of the Year Himself Won
2012 The Headies 2012 Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Himself Won
2012 The Headies 2012 Album of the Year Superstar Nominated
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Album of the Year Superstar Won
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year Himself Won
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of the Year "Pakurumo" Nominated
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Music Video of the Year "Pakurumo" Nominated
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of the Year "Girl" (Bracket featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collabo of the Year "Familiarity" (Jayru featuring Wizkid) Nominated
2012 Ghana Music Awards African Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2011 4Syte TV Music Video Awards Best African Act Video "Holla at Your Boy" Nominated
2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Afro Pop Video "Holla at Your Boy" Nominated
2011 MOBO Awards Best African Act Himself Won
2011 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Newcomer Video "Holla at Your Boy" Nominated
2011 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted Video of the Year "Molowo Noni" (Samklef featuring Wizkid, D’Prince, and Ice Prince) Nominated
2011 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Africa, Middle East and India Act Himself Nominated
2011 Dynamix All Youth Awards Artiste of the Year Himself Won
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single of The Year "Tease Me/Bad Guys" Nominated
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Won
2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Pop/R&B Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
2011 Headies 2011 Best Pop Single "Holla at Your Boy" Nominated
2011 Headies 2011 Next Rated "Holla at Your Boy" Won
2011 City People Entertainment Awards Best New Male Artiste Himself Won
2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Promising Artiste of the Year Himself Won
2010 Dynamix All Youth Awards Song of the Year "Holla at Your Boy" Nominated