Nigerian singer Wizkid has received a groundbreaking achievement which no artist has ever done in the history of Nigerian songs.q
Wizkid’s song “Essence”, featuring fast-rising singer Tems, has hit number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the highest-charting Nigerian music in the chart history.
It is unarguably a remarkable achievement for Wizkid and Tems, who are signed to the same label and for African music as a whole.
The post shared on Twitter reads: @Wizkid earns his first top 20 hit on Hot 100 as a lead artist this week. ‘Essense’ is the highest-charting Nigerian song in the chat history. Billboard Hot 100 #6(+28) Essence, @wizkid feat @temsbaby and @justinbieber (7 weeks) new peak.
Billboard Hot 100 is an American magazine and website that produces news, videos, opinions, reviews, events, and styles related to the music industry.
Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
Reacting to this, fans of Wizkid has taken to social media to jubilate and congratulate the singer on the huge achievement.
soloblinkz wrote: For another Nigerian to break this song record, you will go and record that song in heaven and bring it back. Only BIG WIZ
emigr8yrn wrote: Wizkid is the biggest artist in this Africa. When he did it with Drake in 2016, everybody was saying, yen yen yen, that he was just featured. Now baba do do am with his own song. There is level to this shît. Wizkid. Baba Nla.
bi_ola_tito wrote: At this point bow down for this man!!!
tinywale wrote: Wizkid steadily giving we FC bragging rights unlike ur favorite weh don go mute since the success of MIL ! WIZKIDFC hit the like button
_zee_noh wrote: Big wiz or nothing !!!!! Y’all stop comparing please …let your music speak for you