This weekend, the Nigerian-born singer, Wizkid, enjoyed a number of career achievements as his music continues to take him to new levels in the UK.
The popularity of Afrobeats in the UK mainstream is owed in part to Wizkid’s iconic sounds as he has continued to cement both himself and the genre over the past decade. His career has included collaborations with names such as Drake, Justin Bieber, and Beyoncé, as well as a number of international award nominations where he regularly holds the title of “first African artist” in these feats.
This past weekend, his success has continued as he was awarded the “BRIT Billion” which acknowledges the achievement of one billion career UK streams. With this, Wizkid becomes 1 of 18 awardees, joining the likes of recent awardees Queen, Mariah Carey, and AJ Tracey.
This weekend also saw Wizkid’s sold-out headline stadium performance at the 62,000-seat capacity Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. Wizkid delivered a show featuring his biggest hits to provide a party-like vibe for concert-goers. However, fans were left disappointed by the performance expressing their sentiments on social media. With sound issues, lack of special guests, and a shorter runtime than expected, the “Essence” singer suffered from poor reviews. However, his talent remains evident in the success of his discography as fans continue to root for the Afrobeats artist.