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Africa: Popular music artist Wizkid gets certified gold in US

Grammy award-winning artiste, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has received a Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA, gold certification for his hit song Essence.

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.

Africa: Popular music artist Wizkid gets certified gold in US

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