Nigerian superstar WizKid’s album ‘Made In Lagos’ has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the best-selling African album in the United States, amassing an impressive 680,000 sales milestone.
Notably, the album has surpassed expectations in terms of streaming, accumulating over 1.02 billion on-demand streams solely within the USA.
WizKid initially rose to fame in the early 2010s with his hit track ‘Holla at Your Boy’. Since then, he has consistently delivered chart-topping hits and collaborated with renowned artists including Drake, Beyoncé, Skepta, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown.
His distinctive blend of Afrobeats, reggae, and hip-hop has captured audiences worldwide, establishing him as a pioneer of Afrobeats music.
The ‘Made In Lagos’ album, released in October 2020, garnered widespread acclaim for its infectious melodies, compelling lyrics, and diverse collaborations.
With appearances by artists like Burna Boy, Damian Marley, and H.E.R., the album’s appeal resonated with a global audience.
Particularly noteworthy is the song ‘Essence,’ where WizKid featured fellow Nigerian artist ‘Tems.’
This collaboration proved instrumental to the album’s success, as ‘Essence’ attained global chart-topping status, impressive record sales, and recognition in international awards ceremonies.