Barack Obama, the former president of the United States has named a song by Nigerian artiste, Wizkid as one of his favourites this year.
The Tems-featured ‘ESSENCE’ record, off the ‘Made In Lagos’ album appears on Obama’s ‘Favourite Music of 2020’ list.
Made in Lagos also includes collaborations with high-profile artistes such as Burna Boy, Skepta, H.E.R., Ella Mai, and Damian Marley.
The album became the first album by an African artiste to debut on Spotify Global Album chart, and within the number 10 spot.
It debuted at no.15, and no. 80 on the UK album and US Billboard charts respectively. ‘Ginger,’ off the album peaked at no.67 on the UK Singles chart.
The record made Wizkid the first Nigerian artiste with two UK singles entries from two albums.
‘Made In Lagos’ also surpassed 100 million streams across five platforms nine days after release.