By the ending of this post you will be conversant with Wizkid BIO, AGE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, NET WORTH,
CAREER, AFFAIR, BABY MAMA, DATING, FACTS, TRIVIA,
SALARY, BEFORE FAME.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun whose stage name is Wizkid is one of the fastest rising Nigerian
music artists and probably one of the youngest too. He was recently named one of the
richest African musicians by Forbes. His closest rival is Davido
Wizkid was born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun on July 16, 1990, in Lagos, Nigeria. There has
been a little controversy about his date of birth, some sources have claimed he was born
on July 16, 1989.
Born into a polygamous family and His mother being a Christian Wizkid followed in his mother’s footstep and began
singing in his local church at the tender age of 11 years. He was the lead singer in his singing group called ‘The Glorious Five’
and also a good vocalist.He released a couple of albums before his big break in 2009 and also went by the
name ‘Lil Prinz’ before he settled for the star-studded name ‘WIZKID’.
Wizkid’s big break came with the song ‘fast money’in 2009 after successfully featuring M.I Abaga.
The song got alot of airplay, nominations and awards both in Nigeria and other African countries.
The song that earned him his Next rated Headies Award in 2011 was ‘HOLLA AT YOUR BOY’ and he also got nominated for the Best Pop Single at the same show.
The music video of the same song was nominated for Best Afro Pop Video at the 2011 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) and Most Gifted
Newcomer Video at the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards.
He has had the honour of working with famous artist both local which includes 2face,OJB,Naeto C,Tiwa savage among others and internationally with
the likes of Chris Brown, Drake,Ty Dolla $ign etc.
Wizkid became Nigeria’s first artist to emerge on Billboard’s Twitter Last 24
hours chart following his guest feature on Drake’s afrobeat ‘One Dance’ single,
which appeared at number 21.The song entered number-one on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May a position it maintained for 10 non-consecutive weeks and the song went on to become an international hit, topping the
charts in 15 different countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia,France, and Germany.
Awards And Nominations
Star boy as we all love to call him is a recipient of two City People Entertainment Awards, two BET
Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, three MOBO
Awards, six The Headies Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, six Nigeria
Entertainment Awards, four MTV Africa Music Awards, a Future Award, two iHeartRadio Music Awards, two SoundCity MVP Awards,
two Dynamix All Youth Awards, and one MTV Europe Music Award
He has also been nominated for:
MTV Europe Music Awards (five times)
American Music Awards (thrice)
World Music Awards (four times)
Grammy Awards (once)
He was also nominated for six (6) categories of the 2017 Sound city award and he
won the ‘Digital Artiste of the Year’.
Wizkid Net Worth
The Starboy’s net worth is an estimated $14 million – that is about N5 billion. He
reportedly charges N10 million per show. Apart from his music career, Wizkid has other
ventures that have brought him money.
For instance, he has his own music label Starboy Entertainment founded in 2013. He
also makes lots of money from his many endorsements. In 2012, he signed a one-year
the endorsement deal with Pepsi reportedly worth $350,000.
In 2013, he signed an N110 million contract with MTN. In 2015, the singer became one of
Globacom’s brand ambassador for N180 million.
Cars And House
The multi-talented musician owns two massive and quite expensive mansions. One in
Lekki and the other one in Los Angeles. The Lekki mansion is said to be worth N70
Wizkid who has a penchant for beautiful cars has the following in his collection; a Black
Honda Accord I-VTEC, Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes 2012 Compressor, BMW X6, Hyundai
Sonata, Bentley, and Porsche Panamera.
Wizkid a ladies man always has one or two in store for the ladies.
He has been unto with so many ladies since his music career took off. He was first
linked to Sophie Rammal then Sola Ogudugu [Baby Mama 1], with whom he has a child. Others include
Tonto Dikeh, Victoria Kimani, Binta Diamond Diallo [Baby Mama 2], Justine Skye, Hudda Monroe, Chidinma Ekile, Seyi
Shay, Tania Omotayo. The Starboy is said to be currently dating his babymama .
How Tall Is Wizkid?
The Starboy is big on every other thing in life apart from the height side lol, he is 5”4 tall.
Full Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim BalogunBelcalis Almanzar
Birthday: October 11, 1991
Age: 28 years old
Current Residence: Lagos
Education: University Drop Out
Profession: Afro Beats Popster, Rapper, Songwriter, Social Media Personality
Girlfriend: Jada Pollock
Net Worth: $14 million US (approx)
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs) (approx)
Feet Size: Not Available
Dress Size: Not Available
Shoe Size: Not Available
Chest Size: 34 inches
Skin Color : Dark Brown
Biceps: Not Available
Waist: 27 inches
Hip: 39 inches
Body Type: Small
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
71% of nursing homes not assessed for quality, safety during COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a vast majority of nursing homes nationwide not being assessed to ensure they meet federal quality and safety requirements, a new HHS study found.
State agencies, acting on behalf of CMS, are mandated to complete on-site inspections at least every 15 months, but CMS suspended those inspections between March and August of 2020 to reduce the risk of surveyor transmission.
Despite states being able to resume surveys toward the end of 2020, the pause resulted in a significant backlog. In an analysis of CMS data, HHS found that 10,913 of 15,295 nursing facilities—71%—had gone at least 16 months without a standard survey as of May 31, 2021.
Backlogs ranged from 22% of nursing homes in New Mexico not being surveyed to 96% in Connecticut.
Another issue is that the federal government prioritized surveys focused on infection control during the pandemic, conducting nearly 40,000 more in 2020 than in the prior two years, according to the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
“We were facing a global emergency where front-line staff needed to focus all their energy on protecting our most vulnerable,” AHCA/NCAL said in a statement.
Although it was understandable earlier on in the pandemic to shift to infection control surveys, Joyce Greenleaf, HHS’ regional inspector general in Boston, said the backlog is now alarming as families cannot be sure if their loved ones are safe in nursing homes or if quality requirements are being upheld.
HHS’ December 2020 report found that states also faced backlogs of nursing home surveys earlier on in the pandemic, with 8% of nursing homes having gone at least 16 months without a standard survey as of June 2020.
Infection control surveys are only required to happen at 20% of nursing homes based on states’ discretion, said Danielle Fletcher, HHS deputy regional inspector general in Boston, and mostly collect data that identifies facility and community risks.
“It’s not a substitute for a comprehensive survey that covers a lot of territory,” Fletcher said. “[Standard surveys are] CMS’ main tool to ensure minimum standards are met.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to hit this sector hard, with 94% of nursing homes experiencing staff shortages and nearly 75% saying that their workforce situation has worsened in the past year, according to an AHCA/NCAL survey.
The group also found that 66% of nursing home providers expected to potentially close in 2021 due to small profit margins, losses and cost increases in areas such as staffing.
More than 78% of nursing facility residents and 56% of staff are currently vaccinated according to Medicare data, although large disparities in vaccination rates exist between states.
TreySongz has a question for all the R&B lovers out there! BrunoMars
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Another wave of students may opt out of college this fall
As the delta variant drives new Covid cases across country, the pandemic’s economic impact continues to weigh heavily on college enrollment.
Now, with another class of undergraduates set to start classes in the fall, families are once again struggling with the cost.
Nearly two-thirds of parents, or 63%, said their child’s post-high school plans have returned to what they were before the global pandemic, according to a report by Discover Student Loans.
But of those who have changed their college plans, most said they will now go to a school closer to home, attend an online university or go to a less-expensive alternative.
Research shows these students are primarily from low-income backgrounds, students of color and first-generation students — also hardest hit by Covid.
Half of the students who are not attending college or enrolling in a career and technical education program would have attended if they had received adequate financial aid, according to another recent report by the Horatio Alger Association.
Four in 10 students need more financial aid than they did before the pandemic, and 1 in 7 students who did not previously require aid need it now, the nonprofit organization found.
Of the students who are pursuing further education and received a scholarship, 70% said it was a deciding factor in their ability to enroll.
“Cost was the No. 1 problem I had, because I knew my family wouldn’t be able to help,” said Mariah Jimenez, 18, a recent high school graduate from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
“All of senior year, I was scared I wouldn’t have enough to pay for college,” she said.
When Jimenez found out she was a recipient of a $25,000 scholarship through Horatio Alger, “I cried,” she said.
In September, Jimenez will begin her freshman year at Southern Utah University and plans to study nursing. “I am extremely excited,” she said.
When Covid brought the economy to a standstill, one-quarter of last year’s high school graduates delayed their college plans, according to a separate survey from Junior Achievement and Citizens, largely because their parents or guardians were less able to provide financial support.
Although about 40% of parents said their ability to help pay has improved since this time last year, 63% remain concerned about having enough money for higher education, Discover also found.
The vast majority of students and their families still say college is well worth it, despite the rising cost. And yet, it is increasingly out of reach.
Tuition and fees plus room and board for a four-year private college averaged $50,770 in the 2020-21 school year; at four-year, in-state public colleges, it was $22,180, according to the College Board, which tracks trends in college pricing and student aid.
When adding in other expenses, the total tab can be more than $70,000 a year for undergraduates at some private colleges or even out-of-state students attending four-year public schools.
“If we want more students from diverse backgrounds to consider furthering their education, we must ensure that they have access to the necessary resources to help pay for it,” said Terrence Giroux, executive director of the Horatio Alger Association.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education said it will provide an additional $3.2 billion in emergency grants to help under-resourced institutions develop programs to engage disconnected students, expand mental health services and improve retention rates.
The current model is unsustainable, according to Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
“I hope this provides the impetus for reimagining higher education and addresses the racial and economic segregation,” she added. “I don’t think the answer is to deny access to those at the lowest economic rungs.”
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