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Nigerian music star, Wizkid has reacted to his emergence as the winner of the Apple music African artist of the year.

Apple announced Wizkid as the 2021 African artist of the year on Tuesday.

Wizkid’s hit song “ Essence,” a track from his ‘ Made In Lagos’ album, gained 125 million plays on Apple Music and over 2.8 million Shazams.

Wizkid, while receiving the award expressed gratitude to Apple, describing the award as a blessing.

He said he was proud to represent Africa.

Thank you to Apple Music for this award, it’s a blessing to get to do what I do, and I’m proud to be representing Africa,” Wizkid said.