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WizKid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Hits US Best-Selling African Album record

Nigerian superstar WizKid’s ‘Made In Lagos,’ has shattered the record for the best-selling African album in the United States, selling 680,000 copies.

The album also outperformed projections in terms of streaming, with over 1.02 billion on-demand streams in the United States alone.

This development underlined WizKid’s status as a global music legend, as well as the expanding global influence of Nigerian rap music.

WizKid rode to stardom in the early 2010s with his hit single ‘Holla at Your Boy’.

Ever sine, the Afrobeats star has steadily delivered chart-topping hits, collaborating with renowned artists such as Drake, Beyoncé, Skepta, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown among others.

His unique fusion of Afrobeats, reggae, and hip-hop has captivated audiences worldwide, making him a trailblazer for Afrobeats music.

Recall that the ‘Made In Lagos’ album was released in October 2020.

The album gained critical acclaim for its infectious melodies, captivating lyrics, and diverse range of collaborations.

The album featured the likes of Burna Boy, Damian Marley, and H.E.R., further elevating its appeal to a global audience.

‘Made In Lagos’ was consider as a huge success because WizKid featured another Nigerian act ‘Tems’ on the song ‘Essence.’

The song gained worldwide success as it hit top of global charts, record sales, summer playlist of prominent figures and recognition in international awards.

The album’s staggering 1.02 billion on-demand streams in the USA alone highlight the power of streaming in reaching a wide audience and solidifying WizKid’s global fan base.

WizKid’s record with ‘Made In Lagos’ has left the Afrobeats music with a groundbreaking milestone.

The trend obviously portends a huge inspiration for the upcoming Nigerian rappers and opened more doors for the Nigerian music industry.

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