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Wizkid Equals Fela’s Record As ‘Made In Lagos’ Spends 45 Weeks On Billboard

Wizkid Equals Fela's Record As 'Made In Lagos' Spends 45 Weeks On Billboard

Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer, Wizkid has equalled 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.

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Fela’s “The Best Of The Black President” Billboard Chart

However, in recent updates, Afrobeats buzzing singer Wizkid has equalled that record as his ‘Made in Lagos’ album (released in 2020) has also spent a total of forty-five weeks on the Billboard World Albums charts, edging Fela‘s record in a way as Wizkid‘s 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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Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ Billboard Chart

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