Wizkid was the first Nigerian artist to get certified in Canada

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Though losing a considerable amount in views and sales due to being leaked two months prior to it’s original release, the 2017 hit and crossover Wizkid single “come closer” featuring Canadian rapper Drake still went on to achieve remarkable feats. These remarkable feats include becoming the first music video by a Nigerian artist to garner one million views in a single day, currently still holding the record of the most streamed Nigerian song on Spotify with over 80 million views, being the most charted song by a Nigerian artist internationally and getting certified in Canada and the United Kingdoms.

“Fall” by Davido (also released in the same year) gets the record for the first certified record in the United States.It is indeed a great time to be an African and we hope the two artists keep making us proud and pushing our music to even greater heights.