• Wizkid Leads Both YouTube Top Songs and Top Artistes

"Essence" records the fifth biggest week on YouTube NG history

Wizkid’s “Essence” featuring Tems records the second biggest week for a song on YouTube NG in 2021 – only behind Wizkid’s own “Ginger” earlier this year. The 723,000 views recorded by “Essence” is the fifth biggest weekly total for a song since YouTube NG data started (data started in April 2018).

This week, Rema’s “Bounce” holds at No. 2 with 284,000 views Gyakie’s “Forever (Remix)” featuring Omah Lay slides from No. 1 to No. 3 with 188,000 views. Chike & Simi’s “Running (To You)” is steady at No. 4 with 158,000 views; Bella Shmurda & Dangbana Republik’s “World” moves to No. 5 with 120,000 views.

On the artistes chart, Wizkid is No. 1 with 1.08 million views – the sixth biggest weekly total for an artiste ever and the second highest for 2020 (behind Davido’s 1.10 million in February.

Davido is No. 2 with 628,000 views, Omah Lay at No. 3 with 473,000 views, Naira Marley at No. 4 with 435,000 views and the late DMX debuts at No. 4 with 381,000 views.

Highest Views Ever By a Song on YouTube NG in a Week

  1. “Jowo,” Davido – 993,000 views; December 4 – December 10, 2020
  2. “FEM,” Davido – 804,000 views; September 11 – September 17, 2020
  3. “Fever,” Wizkid – 787,000 views; October 19 – October 25, 2018
  4. “Ginger,” Wizkid featuring Burna Boy – 762,000 views; January 8 – January 14, 2021
  5. “Essence,” Wizkid featuring Tems – 723,000 views; April 9 – April 15, 2021
  6. “Fever,” Wizkid – 713,000 views; October 26 – November 1, 2018
  7. “Soapy,” Naira Marley – 689,000 views; August 9 – August 15, 2019
  8. “The Best,” Davido featuring Mayorkun – 665,000 views; January 29, 2021 – February 4, 2021
  9. “Brown Skin Girl,” Beyoncé featuring Wizkid, Blue Ivy & Saint JHN – 468,000 views; July 19 – July 25, 2019
  10. “So Crazy,” Davido featuring Lil Baby – 455,000 views; November 6 – November 12, 2020

Highest Views Ever By an Artiste on YouTube NG in a Week

  1. Davido – 1,950,000 views; November 13 – November 19, 2020
  2. Davido – 1,725,000 views; December 4 – December 10, 2020
  3. Wizkid – 1,630,000 views; October 30 – November 5, 2020
  4. Burna Boy – 1,120,000 views; August 14 – August 20, 2020
  5. Davido – 1,100,000 views; January 29 – February 4, 2021
  6. Wizkid – 1,080,000 views; April 9 – April 15, 2021
  7. Wizkid – 1,060,000 views; January 8 – January 14, 2021
  8. Davido – 1,020,000 views; September 11 – September 17, 2020
  9. Beyoncé – 902,000 views; July 19 – July 25, 2019
  10. Wizkid – 900,000 views; October 19 – October 25, 2018
  11. Naira Marley – 847,000 views; August 9 – August 15, 2019
  12. Chris Brown – 817,000 views; July 26 – August 1, 2019
  13. Wizkid – 804,000 views; October 26 – November 1, 2018
  14. Davido – 769,000 views; November 6 – November 12, 2020

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