On July 12, 2021, Nigerian superstar, Wizkid’s song, ‘Essence’ became the first Nigerian song to crack the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Wizkid also becomes just the third African artiste to appear on the billboard Hot 100 and 200 simultaneously, First was Mariam Makeba in 1967, Manu Dibango in 1973.

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This comes after the song cracked the Billboard Bubbling Under Charts for the first time.

This marks a remarkable achievement for Wizkid and Tems.

The song marks Wizkid’s third appearance on the charts, after ‘One Dance’ famously hit No. 1 in 2016. For Tems, this marked her first appearance, as her launch gathers heat.

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