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Billboard Announces WizKid as Longest Charting African Artist


Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as WizKid has been announced by Billboard as the Longest Charting African Artist.

WizKid’s 2021 song “Essence”, which features fellow Nigerian songstress Tems, garnered a lot of success, reaching the Billboard Top 10 and earning the superstar a platinum plaque in the process.

“Essence” which is off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album became the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. The song gained a nomination at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Performance.

The Starboy announced his fifth studio album ‘More Love, Less Ego’ and fans and music lovers are in full anticipation of it.

Stream ‘Essence’ below:


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