Grammy award-winning artiste, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has received a Recording Industry Organization of America, RIAA, gold certification for his strike vocal, Essence.
Featuring Tems, Essence was released in Oct 2020 as the 11th vocal on Made in Lagos, Wizkid’s quaternary studio album.
Reacting, the vocalist, piece receiving the certification amongst Tems in the US, thanked his fans for their fixed back up.
He also congratulated Tems, adding that she is a superstar and the world needs to hear her to a greater extent.
”I love you infant young lady you are special and you are a superstar. This is your time and minute and the world needs to hear this because it is special to me.
”We have a Platinum tape and I just want to say give thanks you to everyone involved in this from Tems to the producers, Legendary beats, these are my brothers from way dorsum. I want to say we made a good beat out.
”Thanks to the whole squad from believing in the dreams from early, to my fans I appreciate you all and I pray God bless you all,” he said.
In 2020, Wizkid became the first off African artiste to be certified gold in the US, after 500,000 units of Come up Closer were sold.
Essence becomes his moment to be certified this yr after his 2017 vocal, Come up Closer, featuring Canadian rapper, Drake, was certified platinum and gold in the UK and Commonwealth of Australia respectively in Apr.
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