The sensational success of Wizkid’s hit track ‘Essence’ has reached new heights, achieving gold certification in France. This achievement marks yet another milestone for the Nigerian artist and cements Afrobeats’ growing global influence.
Featured on Wizkid’s acclaimed album ‘Made In Lagos’, ‘Essence’ gained immense popularity worldwide, supported by its collaboration with Tems and later remixed with Justin Bieber. This remix propelled the song to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 16 on the UK Official Singles chart. Notably, the track has earned platinum status in various countries including the US, UK, Switzerland, Canada, and South Africa.
The song’s widespread recognition doesn’t stop there. ‘Essence’ received a Grammy nomination for Best Global Music Performance in 2021 and has accumulated an impressive list of accolades, claiming 10 awards, such as the 2021 BET award for Best Collaboration and the 2021 Soul Train award for Song of the Year.
With ‘Essence’ surpassing 15 million streams in France, as announced by France’s certification body SNEP on Instagram, the song’s gold certification solidifies its status as one of the most certified African songs globally. This accomplishment further underscores the growing influence of Afrobeats music on an international scale, showcasing Wizkid’s enduring impact as a global superstar.
Written by: cosororadiouk