Wizkid Overtakes Fela's Record On Billboard World Albums Chart


Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has broken a record set by legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti.

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Wizkid & Fela

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Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has surpassed a record set by legendary Afrobeat musician Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Fela, the legendary Nigerian musician and activist who created the 'Afrobeat' genre, had a run with his ‘The Best Of The Black President’ album, a compilation album released in 1999, spending a staggering forty-five weeks on the Billboard World Albums Chart, making it the album that spent the most weeks on the chart.

Wizkid Fela Billboard

However, in recent updates, Afrobeats buzzing singer Wizkid has broken that record as his 'Made in Lagos' album (released in 2020) has also spent a total of forty-six weeks on the Billboard World Albums charts.

Edging Fela's record is also the fact that Wizkid's 'Made in Lagos' album peaked at number one on the chart while Fela's 'The Best Of The Black President ' peaked at number three on the chart.


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