This is a list of the top five most impressive records that Wizkid set with his album “Made In Lagos” on a global scale.

The phenomenal success of Wizkid’s fourth studio album, ‘Made In Lagos,’ which was released two years ago, has not been matched to this day by any other album to date. Because “Made In Lagos” is an album that has been able to break barriers as well as get records, we have compiled a list of the five remarkable records that the album as a whole as well as the songs off the album have set all over the world.

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Cover artwork for Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album

5. First African Album To Debut On Spotify Global Album Charts

The music fans all over the world were satisfied with the way ‘Made In Lagos’ lived up to their expectations. Despite this, fans were caught off guard when the album made history by becoming the first African album to enter the charts at a position in the top 10 of its category.

The recording sessions for the album took place from the 30th of October 2020 to the 3rd of November 2020, and the album made its chart debut in just one week at position number 10 on the charts. Up to this point, the album has been streamed more than 371,000,000 times on Spotify.

Wizkid 'Made In Lagos'

4. The Highest Charting Nigerian Album On Billboard World Album Charts

The highest-charting album on the charts ten months after its initial release was Wizkid’s fourth studio album, titled “Made In Lagos.” The album reached the number one position on the Billboard World Album charts during the week of August 28, 2021, becoming the highest-charting album after its initial release.


3. The Longest Charting African Album On Billboard World Album Charts

On the Billboard world album charts, the album titled “Made In Lagos” has been present for a total of 102 weeks. It’s possible that the number won’t surprise you, but Wizkid actually tied a record that Cesaria Evora had been holding for the previous 27 years with her album that was simply titled “Cesaria.”

Before Wizkid tied the record on Monday, February 14, 2022, it had been the longest-charting African album for 27 years, but he eventually surpassed it the week of October 28, 2022.

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Wizkid and Tems with the RIAA Certification Plaques

2. 1st African And Nigerian Song To Receive Platinum Certification In USA

The song “Essence” by Wizkid, which featured Tems and was taken from the album “Made in Lagos,” was the first Nigerian and African song to sell more than one million copies in the United States. On Monday, October 4, 2021, the RIAA granted the song the Platinum certification.

Made In Lagos, which was released by Wizkid, is the only album to have been certified platinum by the RIAA. This honor was bestowed upon the album as a result of its sales of more than 500,000 copies in the United States alone.


1. Highest Charting Nigerian Song On Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Charts

1. Highest Charting Nigerian Song On Billboard Hot 100

The song “Essence” by Wizkid, which features Tems and Justin Bieber and is taken from the album “Made in Lagos,” has become the Nigerian song with the highest chart position on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This was a significant accomplishment given that the Hot 100 chart is only for music that is popular in the United States.