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Wizkid wins African Artiste of the Year at 2021 Apple Music Awards

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Grammy award-winning artiste, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, has won the African Artiste of the Year award in the 2021 Apple Music Awards.

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Apple made the announcement via their Twitter account on Tuesday, November 2021.

He won in the list of five other artists in the category.

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According to Apple, the artiste has gained over 125 million plays on Apple music, which they described as successful.

The tweet reads: “In October 2020, he released Made in Lagos, his critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which included his hit song “Essence,” a track that gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.

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“This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa.

“He’s also been featured on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, and he’s a frequent guest on Apple Music Radio shows.”

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Wizkid, in his appreciation, said he was proud to be representing his motherland, Africa.

“Thank you to Apple Music for this award. It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa,” he said.

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