Popular Nigerian singer, song writer and music executive, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun who is professionally known as Wizkid is one of the artiste that is making Nigerians proud because of the success he is achieving in his music career. Quite a number of hit songs have been released by Nigerian artistes recently, however, non of the songs have been able to achieve what Wizkid's song which is titled "Essence" is currently achieving, below are some of the records Wizkid has set with the help of "Essence".
Picture Credit: Instagram page of Wizkid
1. THE FIRST SONG BY A NIGERIAN ARTISTE TO BE CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN U.S.A
The Recording Industry Association of America is the organisation that is responsible for the certification of songs in the United States of America. Before a song can be certified as platinum in America, it must have sold atleast one million copies, "Essence" is the only Nigerian song that has sold one million copies in the United States of America.
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2. THE FIRST SONG BY A NIGERIAN ARTISTE TO FEATURE IN THE TOP 20 OF BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART
Billboard hot 100 chart is the biggest music chart in the world, it's the dream of most artistes to have a song that will feature in this chart. Although "Essence" is not the only Nigerian song that has featured in Billboard Hot 100 chart, however, it's the only Nigerian song to feature in the top 20 of the chart, the song is currently occupying the eleventh position on the chart.
Picture Credit: Billboard Hot 100 Website
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