Wizkid and Justin Bieber connects for the Afro culture
Canadian singer and Pop-star, Justin Bieber jumps on the infectious Afrobeat summer jam “Essence” by Wizkid alongside Tems and delivered a magical Remix!
Singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) is one of Nigeria’s biggest R&B crossover acts, having worked with Drake, Skepta, and Chris Brown, to name a few. He first found regional success in 2011 with the massively popular single “Holla at Your Boy,” which appeared on his debut album, Superstar. Wizkid went global in 2016 after his collaboration with Drake, “One Dance,” soared to number one in 15 countries, resulting in a multi-album deal with RCA, which issued his Caribbean-influenced major-label debut, Sounds from the Other Side, in 2017.
Wizkid has 4 albums in his discography, The topnotch albums are; ‘Superstar‘, ‘AYO‘, ‘Sounds From The Other Side‘ (SFTOS) and the latest buzzing ‘Made In Lagos‘ project.
Justin’s recent album JUSTICE includes the chart-topping global smashes “Peaches feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon”, “Holy” feat. Chance The Rapper, “Lonely” feat. Benny Blanco, “Anyone,” and “Hold On.” The album also features guest appearances from The Kid LAROI, Dominic Fike, Khalid, Beam, Burna Boy, Lil Uzi Vert, Jaden, Quavo + more. The JUSTICE campaign has reasserted Justin’s dominance as a live performer; from his triumphant return to the live stage with his T-Mobile-sponsored NYE livestream concert, to his record breaking TikTok performance “Journals Live” to his stunning AR-assisted performance for Spotify, to his epic Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards set and this week’s blockbuster NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Justin has delivered undeniable, show stopping performances. Along the way, Justin has appeared as musical guest twice on Saturday Night Live, performed on The American Music Awards, The People’s Choice Awards, and much more.
With over 86 billion career streams and over 78 million albums sold worldwide, Justin Bieber continues to reign as one of the biggest artists in the world. Bieber is the #1 artist on Spotify with over 75 million monthly listeners!
Wizkid is the second Afrobeat/ Nigerian artiste Justin Bieber would be working with after featuring Burna Boy on the track ‘Loved By You‘.
Essence Remix is said to be on Wizkid’s soon to come Made In Lagos Delux album, Wizkid praised Justin’s Vocals on this new feel-Essence, and JB thanked him for the privilege to be on his Summer Jam!
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