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Wizkid Honored by BRIT Awards for Setting New Afrobeats Record in the UK

Nigerian superstar singer and Grammy-winning artist, Wizkid, has received a prestigious honor from the British Phonographic Industry music award body, the BRIT Awards. The iconic Afrobeats singer, whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun, made history by becoming the first Afrobeats artist to achieve a remarkable milestone in the United Kingdom.

Wizkid’s latest achievement comes on the heels of his historic headlining performance at the Tottenham Stadium in London, where he became the first and only African artist to headline and perform at the massive venue, which boasts a capacity of 62,850.

The BRIT Billion Award!

In a recent update from the official Twitter page of the BRIT Awards on July 31, 2023, it was revealed that Wizkid was awarded the prestigious BRIT Billion Award for amassing an incredible one billion streams in the United Kingdom. This incredible milestone solidifies his status as a global music powerhouse and highlights the immense popularity of Afrobeats in the UK.

The BRIT Awards recognized Wizkid’s extraordinary achievement and celebrated his significant impact on the music industry. With one billion streams, Wizkid has achieved a feat that no other Afrobeats or Nigerian artist has accomplished before, making him a trailblazer in the genre.

Wizkid’s accomplishment marks a historic moment for Afrobeats music, showcasing its growing global influence and appeal. As an artist and performer, Wizkid continues to break boundaries and elevate African music to new heights on the international stage.

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