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Wizkid’s Made In Lagos becomes first African album to be certified Gold in USA



Nigerian superstar singer, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, has once again shown that he is a pace setter in the music business.

His last album, Made In Lagos has been certified Gold in the United States of America.

According to Africa Facts Zone, the latest achievement means Starboy is the first artiste to have an African album get Gld certification in US.

The Recording Industry Association of America, RIAA, states that Gold certification is awarded to artistes when their single or album sells at least 500,000 units in the United States.

This is not the only feat that has accorded the award-winning singer bragging rights, as his smash hit single, Essence feat Tems, is also the first African song to be certified Platinum in USA.

See how fans reacted below…

@heritage_2013; They will troll him the afternoon and there will be great news at night. A goat I stan.

Vickiemoney; Wizkid deserve the best. Made in Lagos world class Album

@Acooxi; All their songs are good, we Africans have certified it and jamming the songs , I’m a bit worried that now African songs if not “certified” in USA then what?????

@Really___Evil; He is the king 🤴,he keep paving the way for upcoming artist like burna boy and davido and the rest,Afrobeat to the world 🦅🦅🦅

@gerex416; I can’t be going thru this terrible moment and still not Stan artist that would always give me bragging right 🦅💐 Only one WIZKID

Similarly, In February, Wizzy also hit a milestone with his song ‘Joro’ which received Gold certification in Canada.

In Canada, a song is said to have been certified Gold when it crosses 40,000 album equivalent units.

According to Music Canada, The following formula is used to determine a track’s total units for Certification:

Digital & Physical Single Sales + On-Demand Audio Stream Equivalents = Total Units for Single Award Certification

Joro which Wiz released in 2019, was his second single after a six-month hiatus and absence from social media.