Wizkid, the Nigerian Songwriter and Singer, perform with Justin Beiber, their hit global hit song Essence remix at Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, United States of America.
Essence is a song by Nigerian singer Wizkid, released on 30 October 2020 as the 11th track from his fourth studio album, Made in Lagos. It features Nigerian singer Tems, who wrote the song alongside Wizkid. “Essence” was produced by P2J and Legendury Beatz. The “sensual” song sees the duo express their desire for each other. A music video was released on 9 April 2021, shot in Accra, Ghana. “Essence” is the first Nigerian song in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. Another version with an additional feature from Canadian singer Justin Bieber was released on 13 August 2021.
Made In America Festival is an annual music festival held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and formerly simultaneously held in Los Angeles, California Produced by Live Nation, the event features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres including hip hop, rock, pop, R&B, and EDM though in the past couple years, it has gravitated almost exclusively towards rap, hip hop, and EDM. This is the first time Wizkid performs with Justin Beiber at made in America Festival.
The crowd jammed heavily to the song as the sing along with Wizkid and Justin Beiber.
On 3rd September, 2021, original version of Essence featuring Tems got Silver certified on BRIT Awards, The song is making waves globally and setting records. It is the number 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart and on US Urban Radio Chart.
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Source: The African Media