Afropop star Wizkid breaks records, hits 8m monthly listeners on Spotify

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 artistes streams as a proportion of total songs streamed .

Reports gathered that streaming records revealed Wizkid ’ s popularity on the platform on Monday .

The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims, who 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.

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