Nigerian music superstar, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, professionally known as Wizkid, has achieved another incredible feat in his music career.
This is as his fourth-studio album, ‘Made in Lagos’, was certified Gold in the United States on Monday.
The Recording Industry Association of America announced the Gold Certification of Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ album after it sold over 500,000 copies in the United States.
Wizkid becomes the first and only Nigerian and African artiste to have his album sell above 500,000 copies in the US.
The biggest song of the album was ‘Essence’ which featured award-winning songstress, Tems. It’s remix also featured American Pop star, Justin Bieber.
Also nominated at the 2022 Grammy Awards, ‘Essence’ was awarded ‘Best Collaboration Award’ at the 2020 BET Awards as Wizkid became the first ever African artiste (alongside Tems) to win a major BET award category.
Similarly, it maintained an impressive level of success on major music charts as it peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is a two-time platinum.
The Grammy-nominated album featured hit tracks and contributions from Tems, Burna Boy, Damian Marley, Skepta, Ella Mai, H.E.R. and BNXN.