‘Made In Lagos’ by Wizkid is the best selling African album in US


‘Made In Lagos’ by Wizkid is the best selling African album in the United States, cementing his status as one of Africa’s most influential and successful musicians.

With an impressive 680,000 sales, the album has not only garnered commercial success but has also captivated audiences worldwide with its unique blend of Afrobeat, R&B, and reggae influences.

Made In Lagos by Wizkid is the best selling African album in US
Made In Lagos by Wizkid is the best selling African album in US.

One of the key factors contributing to the success of ‘Made In Lagos’ is its massive streaming numbers. With over 1.02 billion on-demand streams in the United States alone, the album has undoubtedly struck a chord with fans across the globe.

This accomplishment speaks volumes about Wizkid’s ability to create music that transcends borders and resonates with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Furthermore, ‘Made In Lagos’ holds the distinction of being the first African album to be certified in five countries. This reflects the album’s universal appeal, as it has been embraced by listeners not only in Wizkid’s home country of Nigeria but also in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The album’s Gold certification in these countries is a testament to its stellar production quality and the lyrical prowess of Wizkid.

In the United States specifically, the success of ‘Made In Lagos’ is a significant milestone for African music as it showcases the growing popularity and recognition of Afrobeat as a genre.

This Nigerian-born genre, which combines traditional African rhythms with modern influences, has been gaining international recognition in recent years, thanks to artists like Wizkid who have played a pivotal role in its dissemination.

Not only has ‘Made In Lagos’ achieved commercial success, but it has also received critical acclaim. The album seamlessly blends Wizkid’s signature sound with collaborations from international artists such as Burna Boy, Skepta, and Ella Mai, further enhancing its global appeal.

Made In Lagos by Wizkid is the best selling African album in US

The album’s success also highlights the importance of cross-cultural collaborations and the power of music to bring people together, regardless of their backgrounds.

Aside from its musical achievements, ‘Made In Lagos’ has had a profound cultural impact. By showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of African music, Wizkid has shattered stereotypes and challenged preconceived notions about African artistry.

His success has opened doors for other African artists, paving the way for them to explore international markets and share their unique musical perspectives with the world.

Ericson Mangoli
Ericson Mangoli is the founder and Managing Editor of Who Owns Africa, a platform for African journalism that focuses on politics, governance, and business. Mangoli is passionate about African stories and believes that media has a crucial role to play in driving the continent's development. In his work, he strives to promote accuracy and objective reporting on Africa.

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