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Wizkid bags Apple Music ‘African Artiste of the Year’ award

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Apple Music has crowned Nigerian music star, Wizkid, its ‘Artiste of the Year’ for African region.

Apple music took to its official website on Tuesday, where it announced the list of winners for the 2021 edition of the annual award ceremony.

According to the statement, Apple Music named Wizkid as one of the five artists to emerge as ‘Artist of the Year’ from various regions.

Listing Wizkid’s achievement on the music company, Apple said, “In October 2020, he released Made in Lagos, his critically acclaimed and most commercially successful album, which included his hit song “Essence,” a track that gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.

“This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa.

“He’s also been featured on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, and he’s a frequent guest on Apple Music Radio shows.”

Reacting, Wizkid thanked Apple Music for the award.

He said “Thank you to Apple Music for this award. It’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa.”

Other winners of the Artist of the Year award in different regions include Aya Nakamura (France), RIN (Germany), Official Hige Dandism (Japan), Scriptonite (Russia), while The Weeknd won Global Artist of the Year.

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