Wizkid tops as first African singer with 8m monthly streams on Spotify


Confirmed reports has it that Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Wizkid is the first artist from Africa to record 8 million streams each month on Spotify.

Spotify, an online music streaming platforms that affords music lovers across the world to live-stream songs of musicians.

This online platform consequently, pays royalties on the number of artists streams as a proportion of total songs streamed.

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

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

This win follows Wizkid’s recent collaboration with DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage on ‘Dis Love’.

Wizkid 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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