Nigerian Singer and Grammy award winner, Wizkid has made history as he becomes the first African artiste to receive the Brit Billion Award with over 1 billion streams in the UK.
The award was handed to Wizkid following his historic performance at Tottenham Stadium on July 29, 2023, making him the first African artist to collect the prestigious honor.
Wizkid is the first African to not only perform but also sell out London’s most iconic venue, Royal Albert Hall as Headliner, joining musicians like Beatles, Adele, and Elton. He sold out the venue in less than 72 hours and had a stellar performance.
Wizkid has the most award nominations in Nigeria. As of 2017, Wizkid has received a total of 43 awards from 157 nominations.
First Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards
Wizkid’s hit collaboration “One Dance” with Drake & Kyla last year earned him all the awards
The First Nigerian To Win An ASCAP Award
Wizkid is also the first Nigerian (if not African), to bag an international award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
The award was given to Wizkid in recognition of his role in the writing of Drake’s chart-topping hit single “One Dance”.