Wizkid makes history, album certified gold by RIAA

Wizkid makes history, album certified gold by RIAA

Starboy Wizkid added yet another colourful feather to his already decorated cap, after his 2020 album “Made In Lagos” received a Gold certification by RIAA in the United States.

“Made in Lagos” received a gold certification on August 25, 2022 after selling more over 500,000 copies in the US. This made him the first African artist to ever accomplish such a feat.

Wizkid 'Made In Lagos' Becomes First African Album Certified Gold By RIAA

A handful of African artists have had their singles recognized gold by the RIAA; however, the award-winning album, released on October 29, 2020, is the first album to attain such heights.

The “Love Nwantiti” single by Nigerian artist Ckay was certified platinum after selling over a million copies in the United States; 600,000 in the United Kingdom, and a host of other nations.

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Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun has received appreciation from fans, admirers, coworkers, and media figures. They praised him for putting Nigeria and Africa on global spotlight and for also setting the pace for other artists.

Wizkid surely deserves encomiums for being one of the many artistes placing Afrobeats on the world map.

Nigerian fans will be hopeful that more albums can follow in the footsteps of ‘Made In Lagos’ and enjoy international success as Afrobeats continues to flourish internationally as a result of the album’s certification.

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