The most-streamed Nigerian musician in the world, Wizkid, at his headline concert at the Livespot X Festival on Monday morning professed his undying love for his first set of fans; his Nigerian fans.
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.”
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The superstar, who has sold out venues like the O2 arena in London in just 12 minutes, for his performance, rattled through his old and new hits like – No Lele, Back to the Matter, Tease Me, Don’t Dull, Pakurumo, Essence and Caro, to name a few.
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.
He also expressed excitement over the success of his hit song off the album “Essence”. The song “Essence”, featuring Tems, became the first Nigerian song to break the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, as well as gave both artistes a Grammy nomination.
He said: “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 sae song is one small boy from Ojuelegba.”
Wizkid has just won the Best African Act at the 2021 MTV EMA Awards. This comes days after Big Wiz coveted five nominations at the 2021 BET Soul Train Awards and another Grammy nomination.