It is official Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, otherwise known as Wizkid is Number One on the Billboard, becoming the first Nigerian to make it to the Hot 100, a worldwide acclaimed Music Ranking Website.
Nigeria’s Wizkid, America’s Rapper, Drake and Kyla collaborated on a track, One Dance, and as it turns out, it is also the Rapper’s first Billboard “Hot 100” #1 as a lead artist.
Released in April, 2016, One Dance debuted on Billborad’s Hot 100 at the position of 21, before it rose to 13, 3, 2 and finally to hit the Number One spot.
Whereas a number of Africans have come out to water down the achievement, describing the 25-year-old’s contribution as barely noticeable, a fair share of us still think it is such a great milestone in the career of the African musician and definitely for African music. Cong’s Wizkid!