Afropop star, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid has become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify.
Spotify is an online, music streaming platform that pays royalties based 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.
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’.
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.
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.
25-Year-Old Country Singer Lindsey Renee Lagestee Of Dixie Crush Is Dead
Lindsey Renee Lagestee, the 25-year-old lead female vocalist of the country music band Dixie Crush, died days after being hit by a car on her way to a Valentine’s Day performance in Chicago, the band said on Facebook.
Dixie Crush, which bills itself as “the Midwest’s Ultimate Country Party Band,” said Lagestee was a founding member of the group in 2015 and praised her as an “incredible performer, great friend, and the best bandmate.” She died on Monday.
“Above and beyond her beautiful voice, Lindsey just had a way of connecting with every audience leaving an indelible impression,” the band said on Facebook. “Not only would she give an amazing performance, but after every show, Lindsey would come offstage, take time to meet anyone who wanted to say hi, take pictures, and build friendships.”
Dixie Crush said it had played more than 250 shows over the past five years.
“Like a true professional, it made no difference to Lindsey whether we were playing to 40,000 people at Arlington Racecourse, a few thousand people at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont, a few hundred people at a community festival, or the last 25 patrons at 1:00am at a club, Lindsey cherished every moment on stage and put her heart and soul into every song…every performance,” the group said.
According to its website, the band performs Top 40 hits from country music’s biggest stars.
Lagestee was also a published pharmacist and graduated with a doctorate in pharmacy from Midwestern University, according to her obituary.
VIDEO: Naira Marley Spotted Hanging Out With Tyson Fury
Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley has shared a video of him and Tyson Fury hanging out.
He shared the video while congratulating Fury after his victorious win over the former heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder.
Until now, only few know that Fury and Naira Marley are best of buddies.
In the video, the new world heavyweight champion was heard hailing and having fun with the leader of the Marlian movement.
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‘You Will Die’ — Davido Tells Igbo Man Who Says He’ll Lose His Son If Chioma Marries Another Man
Nigerian singer Davido has given a response to the Igbo man who said he will lose his son with Chioma to another man if he does not marry her on time.
In his short response, Davido wrote that the man will die.
The twitter user had written ;
Are you married ? You are still on hire-purchase. Till you do the necessary things as Igbo tradition demand. If another man marries your wife at this point, you will lose your son to that man. That is our tradition.