Justin Bieber has taken a step into Afrobeats by featuring on the remix of Wizkid’s hit summer anthem, Essence. The remix was released yesterday the 12th of August.
This is the first for Justin Bieber with regards to the Afrobeats genre. Wizkid and Tems’ Essence music video, which was shot in Ghana, has received over 20million views on YouTube. The hit charted No. 67 on Billboard’s Hot 100 debut.
We believe this is the start of a mutually beneficial cultural exchange between both Award-winning artists.
Here are 10 reactions on Twitter to this collaboration.
Justin Bieber on an Afrobeat song. Yes, Wizkid did that! 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/ZNuo9FBuBZ
— Akpraise (@AkpraiseMedia) August 13, 2021
Justin Bieber verse on Essence is top notch tell me the one genre he can't do I'll wait! When I said the man is goated i meant it.
— A S T R O⁹⁹⁹🌍 (@NM5WRLD) August 13, 2021
Justin Bieber is amazing! Very smooth remix.
— Ovie (@OvieO) August 13, 2021
Essence is such an amazing jam that Justin Bieber acknowledged it’s the ‘song of the summer.’ He didn’t just stop there he also thanked Starboy for allowing him be on the remix. Big Wiz is special. Wizkid! Legendary! 🔥👏🏼
— E (@iamOkon) August 12, 2021
“ft. justin bieber” automatically means the song is going to be a BANGER
— valentina (@JEHLANll) August 13, 2021
Nahhh, Wizkid was right;
Justin Bieber’s vocals >>>>>
He really didn’t have to eat up the song the the way he did. The way they were all in sync was just perfect.
— el. (@Lyzbeth___) August 13, 2021
After listening to Essence remix with Justin Bieber, it’s clear that Wizkid is the biggest in Africa right now. No bias, just fact.
— D1 DYNASTY 🚀 (@dee1dynasty) August 13, 2021
Wizkid's "Essence" remix with Justin Bieber is the song we NEEDED 😍
Wiz Kid Has made so proud .
Wiz Kid FC😊
— John Patrick ✝ !! (@KitKellz) August 13, 2021
2015: Drake Happily jumped on the Biggest Song of the Year "Ojuelegba"
2021: Justin Bieber is Gladly Jumping on the Biggest song of the Summer "Essence"
Different Year, Different Song, Different Artiste but Same Wizkid, He is the SI Unit of Greatness.
The GOAT of GOATs 🐐
— King Nom Nom 👑 (@Odogwu_Nomso) August 12, 2021
Justin Bieber and Wizkid on a song? It's not fair
— MBAH (@Mbahdeyforyou) August 13, 2021
You can listen to Wizkid and Tems ft. Justin Beiber – Essence (Remix) here.