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Wizkid Wins African Artiste Of The Year At The Annual Apple Music Awards

Big Wiz, who recently grabbed double nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards has bagged yet another achievement as he emerges as the African Artiste of the year at the just concluded apple Music Awards.

Apple Music announced Wizkid as the African Artiste of the Year on their website, listing his accomplishments this year;

 “In October 2020, he released Made in Lagos, his critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which included his hit song “Essence”. 

This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa.

He’s also been featured on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, and he’s a frequent guest on Apple Music Radio shows.”

On his latest achievement, Wizkid said, “Thank you to Apple Music for this award. It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa.”

This year has been great for the Starboy with his song, Essence smashing its way into global charts. ‘Essence’ gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams. Wizkid was just also recently nominated for the Grammy Awards next year in two categories and he is ruling most of the Billboard charts at the moment. 

Also on the list of Apple music winners was The Weeknd who bagged the Global Artist of the year award, Olivia Rodrigo who won Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Scriptonite won Russia’s artist of the year award, RIN won Germany’s artist of the year and Aya Nakamura won it for France. 

Meanwhile, here’s how Netizens are reacting to Wizkid’s big win;

Cutekimani: “The original Starboy and the real Starboy .” 

Aji_xxl: “The whole Africa!!!! Wizzy mapami nah!!!.” 

Trechkid_sog1: “Thank God say I be wiz fan o jealousy for wan kill me.” 

Sefhanonline: “So Africa na country now … no wahala continue .” 

Jenny_goldbabe: “Comparing big wiz to any African artist is now a criminal offence #big wiz.”

Rabome.png: “This is very stupid they were giving categories according to countries then when it was wiz it became africawhen is this racist stuff ever gonna end.”

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