Wizkid: The most streamed Nigerian artist of all time on YouTube

By Deborah Dan-Awoh

Wizkid has steadily been gathering awards and accolades since the beginning of 2021. However, as the year rounds up to a close, Big Wiz wraps up with hatricks and record breaking news..

Afrobeat artist Wizkid

Ten years plus into the music industry, Wizkid doesn't seem ready to slow down any time soon. It is safe to say Big Wiz has had a big year with his music "Made In Lagos" and his single "Essence."

Clinching bags of awards for Best song of the year, to Best African act and Best artist of the year, Wizkid is spearheading the music industry in Nigeria and Africa.

On Sunday, Wizkid bagged three awards at the AFRIMMA event; no one could have seen this coming for the singer. What no one else saw coming is Wizkid's new record as the most-streamed Nigerian artists of all time on YouTube.

Wizkid records a whopping 1.06 billion life streams on YouTube.

Nigerian Grammy Award winner, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has just made history on YouTube.

The Made in Lagos crooner hit the landmark of 1.06 billion live streams on YouTube, making him the most-streamed Afrobeat artist of all time.

With 2.13million subscribers on YouTube and the 1.06billion livestreams, Wizkid surpasses Burna and Davido. The Afrobeat artist's channel "Star Boy Tv" has not posted any new video since April.

News about his winning streak created a buzz on Twitter as star boy Wizkid trended at 35.5k tweets on the birdie app at 8:00 am today.

Wizkid's "Made in Lagos" album has continued to receive accolades since its release last year.

When Wizkid first put out the "Made In Lagos" album last October, it made massive airwaves. The "Made In Lagos" album is the longest-charting album on the world billboard in history.

The album, which sits at no. 1, is the only Nigerian album to have maintained the top spot for 4 consecutive weeks. You can call it a smashing hit or anything but Wizkid received lots of accolades for his song with Tems" Essence."

The single Essence also received international accreditations as Justine Bieber requested to add a verse to the original song.

Later in the year, WizKid performed "Essence" at the 02 Arena with American singer Justin Bieber in Los Angeles.

"Made in Lagos" maintains no. 1 spot for 4 weeks

Topping the charts in over 60 countries of the world, fans hope that the "Made In Lagos " album gets a Grammy nomination. The father of three recently won the Best African Act at the 2021 MTV EMA's Award, November 14th.

Wizkid won Best African Act at the MTV's EMA Award 2021

Wizkid is one of Nigeria's biggest R&B turned Afrobeat artists with features and collaborations with Beyonce, Drake, Skepta etc. On the 28th of November, Wizkid will headline the Afrochella: Made in Africa event.

Not a lucky streak, the 31-year-old afrobeat artist's success has been a long time coming. The award-winning "Joro" singer Wizkid has snagged several international awards and nominations since his debut single "Holla at your boy".

According to a post on Wikipedia, Wizkid achieved international recognition in 2016 after his record-breaking single "One Dance", which featured Drake.

Wizkid to headline the 2021 Afrochella in Ghana.

In 2019, Wizzy partnered on Beyoncé's project The Lion King: The Gift The Lion King: The Gift on the single "Brown Skin Girl".

The song also reached no.1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart and won Wizkid a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

Fast forward to February 2021, Wizkid became the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams.

Speak of a star in every sense, Wizkid sure knows how to play ball.