“WandeCoal was always there for me, he let me sleep in his room when I had no where to go”- Wizkid

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Grammy Award winner Wizkid has opened up on some of the challenges he faced as an upcoming artiste, saying Wande Coal accommodated him when he had no place to stay.

The ‘Essence’ star made this known during his recent performance at the Flytime Music Festival in Lagos.

“I remember when I was making my first single, Wande Coal was also there for me, made me sleep in his room when I had nowhere to go,” he said on stage.

Wizkid also performed on stage with Wande Coal, thrilling the crowd with the latter’s hit song ‘You Bad’.

In 2009, the singer signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the limelight after releasing ‘Holla at Your Boy’, the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar

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In September 2014, Wizkid released the self-titled second studio album, Ayo. The album was supported by six singles, including the song ‘Jaiye Jaiye’. Wizkid left E.M.E after his contract expired. In 2016

Since the release of his hit song ‘Essence’, Wizkid has received global recognition.

‘Essence’ was released in October 2020 as the 11th song on Made in Lagos, Wizkid’s fourth studio album.

In 2020, Wizkid became the first African artiste to be certified gold in the United States, after 500,000 units of ‘Come Closer’ were sold.

‘Essence’ becomes his second to be certified this year after his 2017 song, ‘Come Closer’, featuring Canadian rapper, Drake, was certified platinum and gold in the UK and Australia respectively in April.

The song also peaked at number 16 on billboard hot 100.


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