The 'Lonely' singer signed Wizkid to his Konvict Muzik label in April and the Nigerian rapper told Digital Spy that they have a great working relationship.
"He's like a big brother to me," he said. That's the kind of relationship we've maintained since we started working.
"It's not like a boss and artist relationship, it's like a big brother to a younger brother relationship and he's a great guy. So big shout-out to Akon and the Konvict Muzik crowd."
Of Akon travelling to Nigeria to sign him to his label, Wizkid added: "He's showed me support in every way and that was definitely a good thing.
"We went from my shows together, we went to perform together, he's shown me a lot of love... It's important to me that he's paying attention to my work."
Wizkid won the 2011 MOBO Award for 'Best African Act' and said: "I got nominated with the likes of D'banj and Seun Kuti and honestly I didn't think I was going to win.
"At the awards when they announced that I won it was overwhelming for me, so a big shout-out to the fans and my team as well."
Comparing his career in music to his early beginnings as 11-year-old church singer Lil' Prince, he said: "I decided to take it seriously when I was 15. It was different for me being in the studio all night.
"We had no young star in Nigeria, in Africa at the time, so I had to do a lot of work to get a lot of recognition and to get my music out there for people to appreciate."
Asked if African artists got enough recognition in the rest of the world, Wizkid said: "We have to put in a lot of work to get more, definitely.
"We still have a lot of work to do as African artists to get more recognition in the UK and the US, but right now definitely we're getting the recognition. The thing is we have to earn it. Keep working. Stay working."
Teasing his upcoming material, he continued: "I'm getting in the studio with everybody I've always wanted to work with. That's the amazing thing.
"I'm dropping the single in July on iTunes in the UK and dropping my first single in America in July so that's a big step for me and and a big move, so the Wizkid fans, just watch out."