Wizkid’s song ‘Essence’ goes platinum in U.S

Nigerian artist, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has recorded a landmark in his career as one of his tracks “Essence” is certified Platinum.

The Grammy-Award winning Nigerian superstar hit single “Essence” was reported to have smashed the Billboard Hot 100 chart, gaining over one million in sales.

According to reliable chart data, this comes just two weeks after “Essence” was certified Gold in the US making Wizkid’s second gold achievement after ‘Come Closer’ featuring Drake.

With this landmark, “Essence” makes it the first song by a Nigerian to be certified platinum in the U.S.

Although it fell last week, “Essence” is now back on No 17 on the charts.

Recently, Nigeria’s premier music chart publication. Turntable Charts also recount that Essence has been the third biggest Nigerian song of 2021 yet.

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