Wizkid and Tems, renowned Nigerian superstars on the global stage, graced the Essence Festival stage in a momentous reunion, captivating the audience with an awe-inspiring rendition of their sensational single, Essence. Unfolding in the vibrant city of New Orleans, the 29th instalment of the esteemed Essence Festival of Culture unfolded over the course of two enthralling days. The 1st and 2nd of July, beckon fervent aficionados and music enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. 


Ever since its introduction in 2020 as an indelible track on Wizkid's fifth opus, Made In Lagos, 'Essence' has garnered resounding international triumph, surmounting barriers to claim a coveted spot within the illustrious Billboard Hot 100's top 10. While simultaneously attaining double RIAA Platinum honors. Its ubiquitous success resonated deeply with music aficionados worldwide, etching itself as a testament to the power and allure of afrobeats. 


The Essence Festival 2023 in the United States stood as an unforgettable affair, an auditory feast uniting the crème de la crème of the music industry. Within this veritable constellation of talent, the iconic duo of Wizkid and Tems reclaimed the spotlight, gracing the stage together after a two-year hiatus since the release of their groundbreaking anthem, Essence. The undeniable impact of this masterpiece reverberated across the musical landscape, breathing new life into the afrobeat genre in the transformative year of 2020.



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