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Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by trutharena: 4:59am On Jul 23
As previously reported, BTS bounds in atop the July 24-dated Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts with "Permission to Dance." It's the South Korean superstars' fifth and fourth leader on the respective lists, extending their lead for the most since both surveys launched last September. But going deeper on both rankings, other international acts shine, earning their first entries.

Among them, Wizkid debuts on the Global 200 at No. 159 with "Essence," featuring Tems. Both acts hail from Nigeria, following Burna Boy to become the second and third artists from the country to hit the survey.

"Essence," from Wizkid's 2020 album Made in Largos, is primarily sung in English but includes lyrics in Yoruba. The African language is predominantly spoken in Southwestern Nigeria, precisely the location of his native, and album namesake, Largos. It is the first song featuring vocals in Yoruba to grace the Global charts.

This influx of Nigerian talent onto the Global 200 is not just a breakthrough for the country, but continues a burst of chart activity from Africa. Global chart action from the continent has mostly been limited to "Jerusalema" by Master KG featuring Nomcebo Zikode (both from South Africa) and Burna Boy (Nigeria), which has spent 45 weeks on the Global Excl. U.S. chart so far, peaking at No. 18 in October. Wes (Cameroon) was also co-billed with Robin Schulz on "Alane," which spent three weeks on the Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Wizkid and Burna Boy have especially become in-demand featured guests, showing up on albums by Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake and others, but "Essence" represents a breakthrough with Wizkid being the lead artist, and, instead of asking one of his North American buddies to return the favor, spotlighting a fellow Nigerian act in Tems.

This week, "Essence" climbs 82-72 on the U.S. based Billboard Hot 100, while bouncing 30-24 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally.


Source: https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/9605110/wizkid-tems-essence-global-200-chart/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social


https://twitter.com/billboard/status/1418296227909840900?s=21

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by ArbitrageBetty: 5:01am On Jul 23
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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by LegendHero(m): 5:02am On Jul 23
Nearly all of the banging Afro Pop music from Nigeria have a touch of Yoruba. It is the official music language in Nigeria and beyond.

7 artists of Yoruba heritage got Grammy awards to their names and the Nollywood 50 highest-grossing movies of all time list is dominated by Yoruba producers.

Entertainment is Yoruba, it is reflective in the culture. Infact entertainment is one of the main reason why Nigeria is a brand because our music kinda give us good rep not only in Africa but beyond.

However, Wizzy Baba is an African icon and a face of the black continent. So we Yorubas don’t claim him alone, he is an African Icon.

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by JudasNaCarrot: 5:05am On Jul 23
Ok
Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Gbagura: 5:06am On Jul 23
Yoruba lagba. Yorùbá dùn l'édè

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Naigleria: 5:08am On Jul 23
Watch as how they will chest beat because they have finally mentioned their tribe, but when it’s Igbo peoples turn, all hell will let loose.

But sentiments aside, I’ve got to admit, Yoruba/afonjas are really there when it comes to cultural arts. Kudos to them. grin

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by PlayerMeji: 5:31am On Jul 23
Sports = Igbo
Entertainment = Yoruba
Food = Hausa
= Fulani

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by PrinceOfLagos: 5:34am On Jul 23
Ayo balogun, my Yoruba brother

Wa gbayi

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Nobody: 6:04am On Jul 23
PlayerMeji:
Sports = Igbo
Entertainment = Yoruba
Food = Hausa
= Fulani
Abeg which food Hausa get outside pounded rice?

Na Igbo get food and am not Igbo by the way

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by PlayerMeji: 6:07am On Jul 23
Onions, pepper, garlic, ground nuts, etc


Mikecold:
Abeg which food Hausa get outside pounded rice?

Na Igbo get food and am not Igbo by the way

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Juliusmomoh: 6:11am On Jul 23
I want to use this medium to remember our beloved nairalander who died years ago... @hungrybad may your soul rest in peace. Amen

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Nobody: 6:16am On Jul 23
PlayerMeji:
Onions, pepper, garlic, ground nuts, etc


you should have said food production even then Hausa is not the sole producers of food up north

Tivs, idoma of benue are there, jukun and other northern tribes too

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Obagreatdatoye(m): 6:20am On Jul 23
We lead others follow....
The most resourceful tribe in Nigeria and West Africa

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by LegendHero(m): 6:21am On Jul 23
Mikecold:
Abeg which food Hausa get outside pounded rice?

Na Igbo get food and am not Igbo by the way

Lol who dash Igbo food.

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by louqas: 6:22am On Jul 23
Juliusmomoh:
I want to use this medium to remember our beloved nairalander who died years ago... @hungrybad may your soul rest in peace. Amen

HungerBad

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by DIKEnaWAR: 6:23am On Jul 23
That is what it is to them. The more he infuses Yoruba vibes in his songs, the better for him and his art. No need trying to sound like Drake or singing about women and good life life all day. Sing about your people, in their style and about them.

These are Burna's secret. He is not much of a singer, but his art reflects everything African.

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Juliusmomoh: 6:25am On Jul 23
louqas:

HungerBad
Yeah

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by DIKEnaWAR: 6:27am On Jul 23
PlayerMeji:
Sports = Igbo
Entertainment = Yoruba
Food = Hausa
= Fulani

Nollywood is not part of entertainment abi, or you don't know the owners?

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by 143WaZoBia: 6:29am On Jul 23
Juliusmomoh:
I want to use this medium to remember our beloved nairalander who died years ago... @hungrybad may your soul rest in peace. Amen
Stumbled on one of his comments yesterday. Was actually discussing him last night.
RIP hungerBad.
Very good guy

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Juliusmomoh: 6:39am On Jul 23
143WaZoBia:

Stumbled on one of his comments yesterday. Was actually discussing him last night.
RIP hungerBad.
Very good guy
To bad to imagine ... Kai we lost a legend. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by Iceclan(m): 6:42am On Jul 23
Movies--- dominated by igbos
Music--- dominated by Yoruba
Government or presidents---- dominated by fulani sorry I mean hausa

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by ProudImolite: 6:45am On Jul 23
KillMNKnow:
Davido is a fake Yoruba.... He is IPOB by alliance

Good morning to all Nigerians except igbos
Na so you hate Igbos reach? Even some Igbos hate MNK with passion, Anuohia

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by ProudImolite: 6:46am On Jul 23
PlayerMeji:
Sports = Igbo
Entertainment = Yoruba
Food = Hausa
= Fulani
Food who?
Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by AkalaJ: 7:16am On Jul 23
It's actually better for his international career that his sound is recognized as unique and distinct from American pop or HipHop. That's his best route to international recognition and success. No African artist will ever compete successfully on the international scene by sounding like American artists.

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by agadez007(m): 7:19am On Jul 23
Every other person have the right to celebrate and hail their ethnicities no problem,but when Ndigbo mention "Igbo amaka" on any Igbo achievement thread,some people start convulsing and smarting as if it is an insult

IGBO AMAKA does not mean that your people are not good enough,if I say my mum is the best mum in the world it doesent mean that yours is the worst

Igbo Amaka

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Re: Billboard Called Wizkid Songs “Yoruba Music” On Their Official Twitter Page by yetunsbay(m): 7:28am On Jul 23
Naigleria:
Watch as how they will chest beat because they have finally mentioned their tribe, but when it’s Igbo peoples turn, all hell will let loose.

But sentiments aside, I’ve got to admit, Yoruba/afonjas are really there when it comes to cultural arts. Kudos to them. grin
I wanna say u're pained before but thank you for acknowledgement

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