One of Nigeria's most successful acts of all time, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, born 16 July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos and known professionally as Wizkid, made his first recordings at the age of eleven with the group Glorious Five, which he formed with friends from church in 2009 when he adopted the name Lil Prinz. He gained further fame the following year with the release of the single "Holla at Your Boy" from his debut album Superstar and dropped out of Lagos State University to concentrate on his music career. Other hits followed, leading up to the release of his second album Ayo in 2014. He made his international breakthrough in 2016 collaborating with Drake on the major hit "One Dance", which topped the charts in 15 different countries including the UK, USA, and Canada. He has since collaborated with a variety of other artists, including Bracket, Lynxx, Iyanya, R2 Bees, Maleek Berry, Jesse Jagz, and many more. In 2013 he set up his own label, Starboy Entertainment, signing artists like L.A.X, R2 Bees, and Mr Eazi. He signed a multi-album worldwide record deal with RCA Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music, in 2017, unveiling his major-label debut, third album Sounds from the Other Side (abbreviated as SFTOS), that same year. He cemented his status as a global superstar on the guest-packed follow-up, Made in Lagos (2020), which received a Grammy nomination for Best Global Album. A deluxe edition of the album featuring Justin Bieber and Buju was released in 2021. His fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego, arrived towards the end of 2022.