The Recording Industry Association of America announced the Gold Certification of Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ album after it sold over 500,000 copies in the United States On Monday, August 29th, 2022.
This giant stride earns Wizkid the singular honor of being the only Nigerian and African artist to have his album sell above 500,000 copies in the United States.
The 14-track album produced in October 2020 has amassed so many awards and recognition for the Nigerian Music industry; Album of the year at the 7th annual African Entertainment Awards 2021, the First Nigerian album to spend a year on the Billboard World Albums Chart, the First African album to reach the Top 5 on U.S Apple music and the album was also nominated in two categories for the 65th Grammy Award Ceremony; Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance respectively
In August 2021, the album’s deluxe version was released and nominated for Album of the year and Best Afrobeat Pop Album (Nigeria) in the 15th Ceremony of the Headies.
With the certification of ‘Made In Lagos,’ Nigerians are excited as Afrobeat continues to soar internationally.