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Wizkid thrills fans at Livespot X Festival in Lagos



Nigerian superstar Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid headlined the Livespot X Festival which was held in Lagos on Sunday.

The most-streamed Nigerian musician in the world, Wizkid, professed his undying love for his day one Nigerian fans at the concert.

In an emotional declaration, Wizkid stopped his performance midway to make the uniqueness of this relationship very clear to all fans present.

In his words “I don’t feel this way anywhere else. What we have is very special”.

Wizkid has had a streak of wins in recent times, especially with his ‘Made in Lagos’ album that recorded over 100 million streams on Apple music.

The song ‘Essence’, featuring Tems, also became the first Nigerian album to spend a year on Billboard World Album charts.

The Afrobeats star, also expressed his excitement as to the success of the song.

In his words, “How can a young small boy from Ojuelegba, Surulere make a song with another girl from the same Lagos Nigeria and that song goes all the way to sell one million copies in America?

“That same song also got nominated for a Grammy award. That same song got on the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

“The gag of the story is the same person that made that same song is one small boy from Ojuelegba.”

Wizkid has indeed come a long way from his 2011 breakthrough to becoming the most-streamed Nigerian musician in the world.

His album, Made In Lagos, has hit 1 billion streams worldwide less than a year after its release.

On Apple Music, the album has 322 million streams, 229 million on Spotify, and 227 million on YouTube.

It has also gained over 140 million streams on Audiomack, over 40 million on Boomplay, and 20.1 million on Pandora.

Wizkid on the other hand has just won the Best African Act at the 2021 MTV EMA Awards.

This comes days after Big Wiz had five nominations at the 2021 BET Soul Train Awards and another Grammy nomination.