More diamonds to Wizkid’s chest as he bags five new platinum certifications in South Africa from songs off his 2020 album, Made In Lagos. The album is a 14 track masterpiece which featured Tems on record breaking single ‘Essence’, Burna Boy, H.E.R, Ella Mai and a list of other international and afrobeats artists alike.
The five new certifications are for the tracks ‘Essence’, ‘Ginger’ featuring Burna Boy, ‘No Stress’, ‘True Love’ featuring Tay Iwar and Projexx, and ‘Longtime’ featuring Skepta. This is not the first feat of the album in South Africa as ‘Essence’ is now 7x platinum and ‘Ginger’ hits platinum for a second time.
Apart from the recent certifications, Made In Lagos attained certain monumental achievements which made it one of the most outstanding bodies of work by an African artist. The album was the first album released by a Nigerian artist to spend a year on the Billboard World Album Charts. ‘Essence’ was the first African song to sell over 1.5million units in the U.S.
Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s best selling acts. He successfully built a raging army of fans through his undisputed wins at the kick of his career in the 2010s. Over the years, he has unarguably built a profile that has shaped him into an afrobeats legend.