History Maker! Wizkid Becomes First Nigerian To Have His Song Top UK Charts
African music is getting some much deserved credit and in the same vein, Wizkid just made history. All thanks to his colaboration with Drake.
Yesterday, the UK’s Official Singles Chart (Top 100) placed Drake‘s ‘One Dance‘, which features Wizkid and Kyla, as the current number 1 song in the U.K. This means that Wizkid is the first Nigerian born artiste to make it to the top of the U.K singles chart as a feature.
Previously hitting the helm of as a guest on Rihanna’s What’s My Name in 2011, One Dance jumped 20 places from last week, achieving combined sales of 72,000 copies. The track is taken from the rapper’s fourth studio album Views from the 6, due to be released on April 29th.
Despite reaching Number 1, One Dance is in fact the tenth most streamed track of the week, due to the fact it was only available on Apple Music for the first half of the sales window. Featuring Wizkid and Kyla, the song is the first Number 1 of 2016 to feature a female – One Dance samples Kyla’s 2009 single Do You Mind?.