‘Essence’, the hit song by Wizkid, Afrobeats star, has climbed to 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


In July, the song, which featured Tems, had debuted on the highly coveted US music chart at number 82.

This made it the first Nigerian song to crack the chart as well as the third in the entire African continent.

After four weeks, ‘Essence’ would record another leap, climbing by 23 spots on the Hot 100 to achieve 59th place.


In a surprise move, Wizkid had released a remix to the global hit, featuring Justin Bieber, Canadian pop star.

The sales for the initial single were subsequently merged with those of the remix, seeing them chart as one song.

‘Essence’ on Hot 100 at Week 7

As of 11 am (WAT), ‘Essence’ had risen to 16th place from 44 on week 6, spending nearly two months on the chart.


‘Essence’ is the 11th track of ‘Made In Lagos’ (MIL), Wizkid’s fourth album, which was released in October 2020.

The track has so far enjoyed widespread acceptance across the globe, with prominent entertainers dancing to its rhythm.

Barack Obama, the former president of the United States, had listed the hit song among his favourite for 2020.


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