Wizkid breaks new record on the streaming platform, Spotify

Felix Okoye

Afropop star, Wizkid, born Ayodeji Balogun has recently clinched the height of  becoming the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on Spotify, an online streaming platform.

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

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


It is ascertained that this win follows Wizkid’s recent collaboration with Nigeria’s famous DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage on the single Dis Love.

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

It was also gathered and reported that Wizkid is also the first African artist to appear 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 .

Just recently, Wizkid made Billboard entry for his collaboration with Beyonce on her Lion King: The Gift album.

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