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Billboard names Wizkid as longest charting African Artist

Nigerian singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has just been recognized by Billboard as the longest Charting African Artist.

The official music chart for the United States took to their website to announce Wizkid’s “Essence” as the longest charting African song.

“Essence” which features songstress Tems has enjoyed an impressive level of success in the United States reaching the Billboard Top 10 and earning a platinum plaque in the process.

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Wizkid’s fourth studio album “Made in Lagos “Essense” was released on 9 April, 2021, and was produced by P2J and Beatz.

“Essence” is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. The song received a nomination at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Performance.

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