Starboy Wizkid becomes first African artist to achieve British Billion Award after one billion in UK streams


Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Wizkid has been adjudged the first African artist to receive the coveted BRIT Billion Award. This follows his historic accomplishment of hitting more than one billion digital streams in the United Kingdom, has filed.

Wizkid was awarded by the British Phonographic Industry music award body for his contribution to the industry. Until recently he sold out his show at the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Stadium in London, where he became the first and only African artist to headline and stage a performance there. This feat cements his position as a global music giant, with a strong following internationally.

Wizkid is among the few African artists who command a strong appeal in the U.K. with his music generating millions of sales and numerous platinum and gold certifications.

Wizkid’s  “One Dance” song in which he featured Drake and Kyla have already made six-times platinum status, garnering 3.6 million units in sales. In addition, his work with Skepta and Tems on the track “Energy” has also been certified platinum. Equally, his  his songs, including “Essence,” “Brown Skin Girl,” and “Made in Lagos,” have collectively recorded over one billion streams in the UK.

The Brit Awards congratulated Wizkid for his groundbreaking achievement during his time in London, following his show at the Tottenham Stadium.