September 9, 2021
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Wizkid

Wizkid

Wizkid’s song of the summer, ‘Essence’ has received a Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA, gold certification.

His third baby mama, and manager, Jada Pollock made this known via her Instagram page on Thursday.

The song becomes his second to be certified this year after his 2017 song, Come Closer, featuring Canadian rapper, Drake, was certified platinum and gold in the UK and Australia respectively in April.

In 2020, Wizkid became the first African artiste to be certified Gold in the United States, after 500,000 units of Come Closer was sold.

Featuring Tems, Essence was released in October 2020 as the 11th song on Made in Lagos, Wizkid’s fourth studio album.

Garnering the attention of American stars such as Snoop Dogg and Kylie Jenner, Essence became popular with the American audience earlier this year.

The remixed version of the song featured Canadian popstar, Justin Bieber, who tagged it as, ‘song of the summer.’

With Essence, Wizkid made history in July as he became the first African artiste with a record on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

His album, Made in Lagos, also hit the Number One spot on the Billboard World Album Chart in August.

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