Wizkid receives Brit Billion Award for reaching One Billion UK streams

Wizkid was awarded with a historic BRIT Billion Award for reaching one billion streams in the UK. The Nigerian superstar made history by becoming the first African musician to receive this Award by accumulating one billion streams in the U.K.

Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid,  is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, who has now made history by becoming the first African musician to win this prestigious BRIT Billion Award. The Starboy Entertainment frontline ace, received this honour from The British Phonographic Industry Music Award Organisation in praise of his amazing accomplishment. Recent successes have strengthened Wizkid’s status as a world-renowned musician. The artist previously gave a thrilling performance at the 62,850-seat Tottenham Stadium in London, where he made history as the first and only African musician to headline and perform at the stadium.

Wizkid has sold millions of albums, and has received numerous platinum and gold certifications as a result of the popularity of his songs amongst British listeners over the years. One of his well-known songs , “One Dance,” with Drake and Kyla, has earned over 3.6 million units in sales and has went certified platinum six times. In addition, Wizkid’s collaborations with Skepta and Tems on the songs “Energy” and “Essence” have both been given platinum certifications also. Meanwhile, “Come Closer” with Drake and “Brown Skin Girl” with Beyoncé have been given gold certifications. Additionally, “Made In Lagos,” his fourth studio album, has received a gold certification in the UK as well.

Wizkid is one of the biggest performers in African music, holding a significantly high number of followers, multiple awards and honorary mentions. He recently hinted an upcoming album and headlined “The UK’s Glastonbury Festival”.

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