Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer who has become one of the biggest names in African and global pop music. He has a large following on YouTube, with many of his music videos garnering millions of views. Here, we will take a look at the top 10 Wizkid’s Most Viewed Music Videos On Youtube
From the videos below you will find that Nigeria’s number one cultural export just keeps outdoing himself. “Essence,” his 2020 release, is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. The song also received a nomination at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Performance.
Top 10: Wizkid’s Most Viewed Music Videos On Youtube (2023)
To celebrate the success of Nigeria’s number one musical export, Below are Wizkid’s Most Watch Music Videos On Youtube.
1. “Joro” – (257 million views)
With over 249 million views, the video for Joro is Wizkid’s most most-viewed music video on YouTube. The music was produced by Nigeria’s own Northboi and Directed by Andriaan louw and features London-based actress and dancer Georgia Amodu Curtis.
2. Essence – (164 million views)
Wizkid essence features fellow Nigerian singer Tems and it was released on 30 October 2020, as the fourth single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos. The song was produced by P2J and Legendury Beatz. Essence” is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. The song received a nomination at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Global Music Performance.
3. “Come Closer” – (136 million views)
Come closer is Wizkid’s second most watched music video on youtube. The song is also the first Nigerian video to garner a million views within 24 hours. The song was released as the third single from Wizkid’s third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side. In September 2020, Wizkid became the first African artist to be certified Gold (both) as a featured and lead artist in the United States, as Come Closer sold 500,000 units.
4. “Soco” – (133 million views)
“Soco” is Wizkid’s third most viewed music video on youtube. The song by which was realeased under this record label Starboy Entertainment features three other Nigerian artistes; Terri, Spotless and Ceeza Milli – all signed to Starboy Ent. The song which was released in February 2018, was certified Gold by Music Canada in 2020, making it the only Nigerian song without a major label certified in the West.
5. “Fever” – (114 million views)
The video which was Directed by Meji Alabi, and has a steamy cameo appearance from Tiwa Savage.
Nigerian social media chatter went awash with divided opinions upon Wizkid dropping the music video for the single, ‘Fever’. The video also heightened the “Everything Stew” trend to insane heights. Currently, the video is Wizkid’s fifth most Viewed video on YouTube.
6. “Ojuelegba” – (60 million views)
Ojuelegba highlights Wizkid’s struggles when he was unknown artiste roaming the streets of Ojuelegba looking for who to support his dreams. The song received numerous airplay on all major radio stations in Nigeria, and peaked at number 1 on Capital Xtra’s Afrobeats Chart for February 2015. The official remix of “Ojuelegba” features vocals by Drake and English grime artist Skepta. Ojuelegba is Wizkid’s 6th most viewed music video on youtube.
7. Ginger – (45 million views)
Directed by Meji Alabi, Wizkid’s Ginger which features Burna Boy was well received by all. The video was was shot in a warehouse, with minimal set dressing. The music video is currently Wizkids 7th most watched video on youtube with over 44 million views.
8. Ghetto Love – (33 million views)
9. “Final – (Baba Nla)” (32 million views)
Produced by Legendury Beatz, Wizkid’s “Baba Nla” and directed by Sesan, Final (Baba Nla) was released in 2015 and since then it has been soaring in views.
10. Mood ft. BNXN – (30 million views)
11. “Daddy Yo” – (25 million views)
With over 20 million views, the video for Daddy yo – the 2016 hit banger featuring him and Ghana’s Efya – is Wizkid’s tenth most-viewed video on youtube.
12. “No Stress” – (24 million views)
WIZKID | DISCOGRAPHY
Wizkid started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky w’s Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011). “Tease Me/Bad Guys”, “Don’t Dull”, “Love My Baby”, “Pakurumo” and “Oluwa Lo Ni” were also released as singles from the Superstar album.
In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Ayo, his self-titled second studio album, was released in September 2014. It was supported by six singles: “Jaiye Jaiye”, “On Top Your Matter”, “One Question”, “Joy”, “Bombay” and “Show You the Money”. Following the release of his second studio album and expiration of his 5-year recording contract, Wizkid left E.M.E and flaunted his own record label Starboy Entertainment.
In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition After Drake remixed his hit “Ojuelegba,” the rising talent made the leap to international star, landing on Drake’s hit single “One Dance” which reached number one in 15 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia and signing a major deal with RCA and Sony.
In addition to his solo work, Wizkid has collaborated with several other artists and was featured on the hits “Girl” (with Bracket), “Fine Lady” (with Lynxxx), “Sexy Mama” (with Iyanya), “Slow Down” (with R2Bees), “The Matter” (with Maleek Berry), “Pull Over” (with KCee) and “Bad Girl” (with Jesse Jagz). Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”.
In July 2019, Wizkid was featured on “Brown Skin Girl”, a track from Beyoncé’s compilation album The Lion King: The Gift. He appeared on the track alongside Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy.
On March 14, the Nigerian superstar won his first grammy plaque at the 63rd Grammy Award for his role on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’.
On 30 October 2020 he published his fourth studio album, Made in Lagos, which received critical acclaim, confirming the international chart success of the previous project. Made in Lagos contains the single “Essence”, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
More Love, Less Ego is the fifth studio album by Nigerian singer Wizkid. It was released on 11 November 2022 through RCA Records and Starboy Entertainment. The album features guest appearances from Ayra Starr, Skillibeng, Shenseea, Skepta, Naira Marley, and Don Toliver. Production was handled by P2J, Kel-P, KDaGreat, Sammy Soso, P Priime, Juls, Kofo, and Euro. It serves as the follow-up to Wizkid’s previous album, Made in Lagos (2020).