‘Ojuelegba’ crooner, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid in music circles has now become the first African artist to hit eight million monthly streams on music platform, Spotify.
The latest landmark feat by the artiste who started recording music at the age of 11, promises to have a positive financial rippling effect considering the numbers he is hitting on the online music streaming platform.
If Wizkid continues to get more listenership on Spotify, he will be paid royalties based on the number of streams he gets as a proportion of total songs streamed on the platform.
The more streams he gets on Spotify will also increase his popularity and music followership which brands will find very hard to ignore considering the numbers Wizkid is churning out.
There also promises to be a flood of juicy deals in the offing as brands will sooner than later battle one another to have Wizkid on their books as a brand ambassador.
Wizkid’s latest feat now puts him shoulders above his peers in the Nigerian nay African music scene as his achievements listed below speaks volumes.
1.) Wizkid is the first African pop star to perform/sell out the Royal Albert Hall in London (a feat only enacted by American singer, Beyonce)
2.) His Song “Come Over” ft Drake is the first by an African to hit a million mark in 24 hours.
3.) Wizkid is The first Nigerian to win an ASCAP award.
4.) Wizkid is the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness World Records.
5.) Wizkid is also the first new generation Nigerian artiste to make it to the top of Billboard charts.
6.) First African to secure 7 Billboard nominations.
7.) Wizkid is the youngest African artist to receive a Grammy nomination.
8.) He is the Artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria.
9.) He is the only Nigerian to make it to the Itunes World Chart Record number on spot.