Wizkid makes history, breaks Youtube record

NEWS DIGEST – Music legend, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has become the first Nigerian to surpass 100million views on four(4) different songs on Youtube.

The artist’s song “Joro” has over 200million views, “Come closer” with over 120million views, “Soco” has over 117million views and “Essence” with 100 million views.

The music star’s song “Soco” became his first Afrobeat single to be certified Gold in Canada.

He later launched the Made in Lagos album on the 30th October 2020, Essence, a single from the album became the first Nigerian song to top chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In mid-2019, Wizkid was featured on Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl”, taken from the critically acclaimed “The Lion King” movie which earned him his first Grammy Award for the Best Music Video.

He also released two new singles later that year “Joro” and “Ghetto love”.

A remix of “Essence” with Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released by him on 13th of August, 2021.

By reaching its greatest position of No. 11 on the 4th of October, 2021, the song became the highest-charting song by an African artist on the Billboard Hot 100.

His album “Made in Lagos” and the song “Essence” got him two Grammy nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in November 2021.

In the same month, he was nominated for four Soul Train Awards, winning one for best collaboration for “Essence”.

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