Energy (Stay Far Away)

"Energy (Stay Far Away)" is a song by English grime artist Skepta and Nigerian musician Wizkid.[1] It initially debuted at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart, but reached a peak of number 59 following the release of its music video in September. The song spent a total of 15 weeks on the UK Singles chart.[2][3][4] It has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

"Energy (Stay Far Away)"
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Single by Skepta and Wizkid
ReleasedJune 20, 2018
LabelBoy Better Know
Skepta singles chronology
"Pure Water"
"Energy (Stay Far Away)"
"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

Critical receptionEdit

Pulse Nigeria called it a "groovy song which has a message for anyone with a negative vibe" and a "perfect anthem for clubs".[5] HotNewHipHop called it an "underrated banger" and "just the record to seal Skepta's ambitious switch to the big stage".[6]

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was directed by Meji Alabi and features Skepta and Wizkid partying on a beach in Lagos, Nigeria.[3] It pays homage to Fela Kuti.[5] The Fader magazine said the video was full of "palm trees, white beaches, beautiful people, and good vibes",[7] while Hypebeast considered it to be flaunting Nigeria's "enticing culture".[8]


Chart (2018) Peak
UK Singles (OCC)[4] 59
UK R&B (OCC)[9] 37


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Gold 400,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


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  4. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
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  9. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – Skepta & Wizkid – =Energy (Stay Far Away)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 November 2020. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type =Energy (Stay Far Away) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.