Star Boy Hails Tems as ‘Essence’ Goes Platinum in US- “You’re a Super Star”

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has awarded Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, a gold certification for his smash song, Essence.

Essence, which features Tems, was released in October 2020 as the 11th song on Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made in Lagos.

In response, the Grammy award-winning singer thanked his fans for their unwavering support while receiving the certification alongside Tems in the United States.

He also complimented Tems, saying she is a super star whose voice the world wants to hear more of.

”I love you baby girl you are special and you are a superstar. This is your time and moment and the world needs to hear this because it is special to me.

”We have a Platinum record and I just want to say thank you to everyone involved in this from Tems to the producers, Legendary beats, these are my brothers from way back. I want to say we made a good beat.

”Thanks to the whole team from believing in the dreams from early, to my fans I appreciate you all and I pray God bless you all,” he said.

Watch Essence video below:

After selling 500,000 units of Come Closer, Wizkid became the first African artist to be certified gold in the United States in 2020.

Essence is his second certified single this year, following Come Closer, a 2017 song starring Canadian rapper Drake, which was certified platinum and gold in the UK and Australia in April.