Nigerian singer and songwriter, Wizkid, has made history by becoming the first African artiste to earn three RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) Platinum singles. The RIAA Platinum certification is awarded to songs that have sold at least one million copies in the United States. Wizkid’s hit singles, “Come Closer” featuring Drake, “Soco,” and “Essence” with Tems, have all achieved this impressive feat.
This achievement is not only a testament to Wizkid’s talent and popularity but also highlights the increasing global reach of Afrobeats music. The Nigerian music industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, with more Nigerian artists gaining international recognition and collaborating with top musicians from around the world.
Wizkid’s success serves as an inspiration to many young African artists and solidifies his position as one of the leading voices in the Afrobeats genre.