Nigerian multiple award-winning singer, Wizkid's hot single 'Essence,' which features only Tems, has bagged gold certification in the United States on September 2, 2021.
The newly certified 'Essence', not the version which features Justin Bieber, peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has since peaked at No. 13 on the same chart.
'Essence' follows both 'Fall' by Davido and 'Ye' by Burna Boy as the third Nigerian song to get a gold certified in less than 18 months.
This is also Wizkid's second gold certification after 'Come Closer' featuring Drake.
Davido has two. His second gold certification was for 'IF.'
A gold certification is issued by the Recording Industry Association of America, when a song or an album moves units to the equivalent of 500,000 copies - inclusive of both streaming equivalent and physical sales.