Essence is the third Nigerian song to achieve gold certification in less than 18 months, following Davido and Burna Boy.
It was announced on September 2, 2021 that Nigerian superstar, Wizkid had received a Gold certification in the United States for his groundbreaking single, “Essence”.
Please note that this is the Tems-only version, which peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, not the Justin Bieber-only version, which peaked at number 13 on the same chart.
Recording Industry Association of America [RIAA] issues a gold certification when a song or album sells the equivalent of 500,000 copies, including both digital downloads and physical sales.
In less than 18 months, Essence has become the third Nigerian song to receive a gold certification. Another Wizkid gold certification follows the success of ‘Come Closer with Drake. It appears that Davido is the father of two. “IF” was his second gold-certified song.