Wizkid Makes History in The U.k

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Yes!!! It’s happening. African music is getting some much deserved attention and in the same vein, Wizkid just made history. All thanks to his affiliation 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.

According to Official Singles Chart:

Official Singles Chart as a lead artist.

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?.

Drake is the third Canadian artist this year to score a Number 1 single, following Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. The only other time this has ever happened was in 2014, when DVBBS, Keisza and MAGIC! scored chart toppers.

This is major. And congratulations are in order.

Meanwhile, some say they cannot make out the lyrics of Wizkid’s verse but we’ve got you covered. See the lyrics below:

Got a pretty girl and she love me long time /
Wine it, wine it, very long time /
Oh yeah, very long time /
Back up, back up, back up and wine it /
Back up, back up and wine it, girl /
Back up, back up, back up and wine it /
Oh yeah, very long time /
Back, up, back up and wine it, girl

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