In a groundbreaking achievement, Nigerian music sensation Wizkid’s critically acclaimed album ‘Made In Lagos’ has shattered records by becoming the first African album to amass over 200 million streams on the U.S.-exclusive streaming platform Pandora.
Pandora, a well-known streaming platform, has predominantly catered to the U.S. audience, making the achievement remarkable.
Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ has transcended geographical boundaries and resonated with listeners far beyond his home continent of Africa.
Released in October 2020, ‘Made In Lagos’ quickly garnered international acclaim for its fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, and R&B influences.
The album features collaborations with renowned artists, further enhancing its appeal to a diverse global audience. It has since maintained a steady presence on international music charts.
Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Balogun, has become one of Africa’s most influential and celebrated musicians.
His innovative sound and ability to connect with audiences worldwide have solidified his status as a global music icon.
Music enthusiasts say the achievement of ‘Made In Lagos’ on Pandora reflects Nigerian music’s growing recognition and appreciation on the global stage.
Already, Nigerian artists like Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, Asake, Tiwa Savage, Tems and co are increasingly breaking barriers and finding an enthusiastic audience worldwide.