April 22, 2024 1:47 am





Wizkid’s Incredible Accomplishment: ‘Essence’ Emerges First African Song To Win iHeartRadio Titanium Award

Multi-award-winning Nigerian artists Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, and Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, have made history by becoming the first African recipients of the prestigious iHeartRadio Titanium Award.

What is the iHeartRadio Titanium Award?

The iHeartRadio Titanium Award is given to artists whose songs have garnered over a billion spins across all iHeartRadio stations in the United States. This award is a massive achievement and one of the most significant awards in the music industry, and it is only given to a handful of artists.

Wizkid’s Essence and Tems’ Contribution

Their nominations come only a few days following their nominations for this year’s BET Awards. Wizkid’s Essence, featuring Tems, is from his fourth studio album, Made In Lagos, and it is the first African song ever to win this prestigious award.

Tems’ Manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, Shared the News on Instagram

Upon receiving the award, Tems’s manager, Muyiwa Awoniyi, shares it on his Instastory recently. This achievement has put African music on the global map once again.

The iHeartRadio Titanium Award for Wizkid and Tems is a massive win for the African music industry and proves that African music is not only appreciated home but globally – Muyiwa Awoniyi

African music continues to take the world by storm, and the win of the prestigious iHeartRadio Titanium Award by Wizkid and Tems is a significant achievement for African music on the global stage. This award is a clear indication that African music is not only loved in Africa but also globally.

Congratulations to the amazingly talented Wizkid and Tems on another historic achievement.

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