Saturday, 21 May 2016

African Pop Star, Wizkid emerges first Nigerian artist to be on Billboard charts

Nigerian artistes continues their international exploits with Wizkid climbing the Billboard Charts to the number one spot courtesy his feature on Drake’s new single “One Dance”.

Drake celebrates his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100(dated May 21), as “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, climbs 2-1.
The track is from his new album, Views, which, as previously reported, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his best sales weekand a record-setting weekly streaming total.
For Wizkid this is a ‘double double’ feat – he’s the first Nigerian artiste on the Billboard charts and also the first to be number one.

Drake on Tuesday, April 5 dropped two singles, Pop style featuring Kanye West and Jay Z, and One dance featuring Wizkid and Kyla. Nigerians on Twitter had call out the Ojuelegba singer for what they perceive as a very minimal appearance in the One Dance single with some even comparing this with Dbanj’s trivial contribution in Kanye West’s Mercy video in 2012.

It will be recalled that Drake jumped on Wizkid’s Ojuelegba remix in July 2015 which got a big buzz internationally.


Wizkid had met Drake through a friend of his Skepta who introduced Ojuelegba to Drake during a Wireless Music Festival held in London in 2015. 

The StarBoy Worldwide CEO has also been nominated for the 2016 BET Awards. 

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