Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” Album Gets Certified Gold In United States

Nigerian megastar Wizkid has added another colorful feather to his decorated hat after his 2020 album “Made In Lagos” was certified Gold in the United States.

On Monday, August 29th, 2022, the Recording Industry Association of America announced the Gold Certification of Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ album after it sold over 500,000 copies in the United States.

This giant stride earns Wizkid the singular honor of being the only Nigerian and African artist to have his album sell above 500,000 copies in the United States.


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It could be said that the American popularity of ‘Made In Lagos’ is driven by the hugely successful “Essence” which enjoyed significant patronage in the US. ‘Essence’ remix featuring American Pop star Justin Bieber peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is two-time platinum.