Wizkid becomes first African to hit 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify; breaks record

Wizkid becomes first African to hit 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify; breaks record

- Afropop star Wizkid has emerged the first African musician to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify

- The new record was revealed by the online streaming company on Monday, August 19, marking a new popularity for Wizkid

- Previous artiste before him, Congolese Rapper Maitre Gims, had seven million monthly hit

Afropop star, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify, the online streaming platform.

The streaming records revealed Wizkid’s popularity on the platform on Monday, August 19, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims. He had seven million monthly listeners.

A collage of Wizkid and his artiste's page on Spotfiy, the streaming platform.

A collage of Wizkid and his artiste's page on Spotfiy, the streaming platform.
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This win follows Wizkid’s recent collaboration with DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage on ‘Dis Love’.

The singer also featured on ‘Like,’ a new single by British-Ghanaian rapper and singer, Kojo Funds.

The music star is also the first African artist to walk the runway at a Dolce and Gabbana fashion show while his music 'Soco' played at the background.

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Wizkid started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.

In 2018, he became the first African artiste to sell out Skyway Theatre. The only other artist who has achieved same feat in Minnesota, is Beyonce .

The ‘Sweet Love’ singer recently made Billboard entry for his collaboration with Beyonce on her ‘Lion King’-inspired album.

Meanwhile, Wizkid had revealed earlier that he would be helping young children with potentials in Africa.

He also said there are still a lot to do in Africa like building school as there is stark poverty on the continent.

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