iHeartRadio Titanium: Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ becomes first African song to win award

Multi-award-winning Nigerian artists Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid and Temilade Openiyi, Tems, are on a winning streak as both acts have become the recipients of the iHeartRadio Titanium Award.

The award is coming barely three days after the duo’s nominations at this year’s BET Awards.

The iHeartRadio Titanium Award is given to artists with records that have amassed over a billion spins across all of its stations in the United States.

Wikzid’s Essence, off of his 4th studio album, Made In Lagos, featuring the delectable Tems became the first African song to win this award.

Subtly celebrating the big win, Muyiwa Awoniyi, Tems’ manager shared a photo of the award via his social media page.

Essence began to garner major traction following a remix by Canadian singer Justin Bieber in 2021.

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