Award-winning Nigerian musician, WizKid, has set a new milestone in the United States of America with his critically acclaimed album, ‘Made In Lagos’.
WizKid’s fourth studio album, ‘Made In Lagos’ which was released on October 30, 2020, has now sold over 500,000 units in the USA. To confirm the announcement, chart data shared a post on their official social media page saying:
“@wizkidayo’s ‘Made In Lagos’ has now sold over 500,000 total units in the US. It’s his first album to reach this milestone”.
The album has guest appearances from superstars like Burna Boy, Tems, Damian Marley and Tay Iwar and has set a lot of records since its release, including being the first African album to make it to the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 and also holding the record for longest charting African album on the Billboard Hot 100, with a record 72 weeks on the charts.
‘Made In Lagos’ was certified Silver in the UK, in the early periods of 2022, after selling over 60,000 units and has now sold over 500,000 units and is eligible for Gold certification in the US becoming the first African album to reach this milestone.
In related news, the music video for WizKid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems has surpassed 100 million views on YouTube! The music video which was shot in Ghana and directed by Director K premiered on YouTube on April 9, 2021.
Watch ‘Essence’ below: