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What WizKid’s Most Shazamed Song, “Essence” Means To The Nigerian Music Industry

Few days ago, Wizkid’s smashing hit song “Essence” featuring Tems became the most shazamed song in the United States of America. This was made known officially by the music streaming company.


What this news means is that, Wizkid’s Essence was vastly searched and listened to in a location where he is not so quite popular. It means also that, Wizkid’s popularity in the US has catapulted or on an all-time high at the moment. The summer hit song has attracted remixes from Justin Beiber, Dababy and a lot of international acts.


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When WizKid’s dropped the “Made In Lagos” album, the song that quickly grabbed the attention of fans was “Essence” which featured Tems on it. It was a melodious rendition that was so beautiful to listen. From the start to the end, Wizkid and Tems did magic to the song. Their voices was harmonized in coherence with the instrumentals and the output was a sweet melody to the ears, body and soul.

As the world continues to catch the “Essence” fever, the effects are also being poured heavily into the Nigerian music industry. It is safe to say that apart from Wizkid, another beneficiary of this massive exposure is the Nigerian music industry.

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Essence being the most Shazamed song means that the Nigerian Music Industry is also getting a massive amount of popularity. It opens a huge knowledge to people getting to knowing more about the industry and how there are other amazing musicians with beautiful songs. Essence literally just spiked the popularity of the Nigerian Music Industry in a market many artistes are looking to penetrate.


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Essence being the most Shazamed song also opens the outside world to the pool of creative and talented musicians, producers and sound engineers in the Nigerian Music Industry. Tems who played a huge quality contribution to the song was recently announced as a featured in the much anticipated Drake’s album, “Certified Lover Boy”. This goes to show that Nigerian musicians have the pedigree to compete musically, on the world stage. All they need is the right exposure.


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It also means that the Nigerian Music Industry is gradually gaining global acceptance and recognition as a home of good, quality and beautiful music. This would lead in the long run, massive investments in the industry, monetary compensation for the efforts being put by these musicians and also, getting the right platform in which to market and distribute their songs.

Wizkid at the moment, is reeling on the bedrock of putting out a successful song which has gained massive acceptance, positive reviews and airplays around the world. The “Daddy Yo” crooner first did it with “Ojuelegba” and now with “Essence”. The future still has a lot for this talented artiste and most especially, the Nigerian Music Industry.

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