Starboy Wizkid‘s song, “Essence” broke grounds a week ago when it became the first Nigerian song to crack the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It entered the chart at No. 82 but as of July 20, 2021, the song has risen to No. 72. This comes after the song which features talented Nigerian singer Tems cracked the Billboard Bubbling Under Charts for the first time.
This marks a remarkable achievement for Wizkid and Tems, who are signed to the same label and for African music as a whole.
However, this isn’t Wizkid’s first time on the Hot 100 chart but his third appearance.
He got into the chart via his features on Drake‘s “One Dance” which hit No. 1 in 2016 and Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl” which peaked at #76 in 2019.
For Tems, this marks her first appearance as her launch gathers heat.