Wizkid’s Essence Emerge Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2021 list

Nigerian music superstar, Wizkid [Big Wiz]  has bagged yet another international recognition with his global smash hit, Essence  which has been named the Best Song of 2021.

Wizkid’s song ” Essence ” was released on October 30, 2020, as the 11th single off his fourth studio album, Made in Lagos. It features Nigerian artist Tems, who co-wrote the song with Wizkid and samples Loleatta Holloway’s ” Love Sensation “. P2J and Legendury Beatz collaborated on “Essence.”

With sounds that are both erotic and emotional, Essence recounts a love affair between the two vocalists, Wizkid and Tems.

The tune actually brought Tems to the limelight and made her break global boundaries making her gain recognition on the world music market.

Well, the two Nigerian stars have reached another milestone in their music career as the song has been ranked as the best song in 2021 by Rolling Stone.

Other songs in the top 50 include Willow Smith’s “Transparent Soul” with Travis Barker (No. 28), Meek Mill’s “Sharing Locations” featuring Lil Baby and Lil Durk (No. 31), BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” with Nicki Minaj, Isaiah Rashad’s “From the Garden” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (No. 39), and Pop Smoke and Dua Lipa’s “Demeanor” at No. 45.See the top 20 below and the full list here.

1. Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”
2. Taylor Swift – “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)”
3. Olivia Rodrigo – “Drivers License”
4. Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”
5. Lucy Dacus – “VBS”
6. Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open”
7. Billie Ellish – “Happier Than Ever”
8. Rauw Alejandro – “Todo de Ti”
9. Adele – “I Drink Wine”
10. Noname – “Rainforest”
11. Muna feat. Phoebe Bridgers – “Silk Chiffon”
12. Wet Leg – “Wet Dream”
13. Polo G – “Rapstar”
14. Morgan Wade – “Wilder Days”
15. Japanese Breakfast – “Be Sweet”
16. BTS – “Butter”
17. Megan Thee Stallion – “Thot Shit”
18. Bo Burnham – “All Eyes on Me”
19. Brothers Osborne – “Younger Me”
20. Snail Mail – “Ben Franklin”


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