Wizkid continued to be extensively acclaimed for his worldwide hit, Essence, a collaboration with Tems.
The final is that the music is listed as no 1 by Rolling Stone journal as one of many 50 finest songs of 2021.
Because the yr progressed, Wizkid additionally received Greatest Worldwide Act on the Grape Juice Awards, beating Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and compatriot Burna Boy.
He additionally received for Most Energetic Fanbase and Greatest Male Artist.
Tems received Greatest New Artist, sharing the honors with Wizkid, for Greatest Single of the 12 months and Greatest Collaboration, together with Justin Bieber.
The winners had been chosen primarily based on greater than 200,000 votes from music followers.
Itemizing Essence among the many 50 Greatest Songs of 2021, Rolling Stone.com wrote:
“Wizkid’s big worldwide hit supplied the absolute best image of our eternally shrinking world: without delay native and world, intimate and common.
“To this, the Nigerian singer, one of the vital widespread pop artists in Africa, embraced certainly one of his nation’s latest skills. Their performances are totally different but seamless, together with a melange of 1990s American R&B, UK Afroswing and percussive Nigerian Afrobeats.
“Essence” reached the highest of a number of US charts in 2021 after it bought a Justin Bieber remix this summer season, but it surely had attain nicely earlier than that.
“I need everybody to grasp” [the song]stated P2J, one of many producers, “however nonetheless perceive that the essence of the music comes from Africa.”
“The consequence was a sound of standing and place that merged with out dropping id”.