Apple via its official website on Tuesday, officially announced Wizkid as one of the five artists to emerge as ‘Artist of the Year’ from various regions.
The Nigerian singer has also been included on Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and R&B Now playlists, as well as on Apple Music Radio shows like “Africa Now Radio,” “The Ebro Show,” “New Music Daily with Zane Lowe,” and “Ovo Sound Radio,” according to the music portal.
The Apple Music Awards recognize achievements in music across five categories namely, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Top Song of the Year, and Top Album of the Year, and winners are chosen through a process that takes into account Apple Music’s editorial perspective as well as what customers around the world are listening to the most.
“This past year, he’s been the most streamed African artist on the continent on Apple Music and ranked on the Daily Top 100 charts in 60 countries, in addition to his monthly plays on Apple Music growing by more than 250 percent outside of Africa”.
On receiving the award according to Kemi Filani news, Wizkid said, “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.”