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BRIT Awards Honours Wizkid For Setting New Afrobeats Record in UK

 

Nigerian singer, Wizkid has been honoured by the British Phonographic Industry music award body.

 

The recognition comes following his latest achievement in United Kingdom.

 

The Brit Awards, on Monday, July 31, 2023, via twitter, announced that the Starboy crooner was awarded the prestigious Brit Billion Award for garnering a staggering one billion streams in the United Kingdom.

 

The tweet reads:

 

“It’s one billion UK streams for @wizkidayo, who was presented with his BRIT Billion Award while in London for his incredible show at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”

 

With the latest achievement, Wizkid is the first Afrobeats and Nigerian artiste to achieve this tremendous feat.

 

The recent recognition for Wizkid follows his groundbreaking performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on July 29, where he became the first and only African artist to headline and perform.

 

His mesmerizing show at the 62,850-capacity venue further solidified his position as a global Afropop icon.