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Burna Boy becomes first African to hit 200 million streams

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Nigerian Grammy-award winning singer, Burna Boy, has been named the first-ever African artiste to hit 200 million streams on music streaming platform, Boomplay.

This was revealed on the official Facebook page of music streaming platform on Monday.

The platform wrote on Facebook, “Odogwu you bad, e file fun Burna Boy as he poses with the first-ever duo-golden club plaque for hitting 200,000,000 streams on Boomplay!”

The Director of Artist and Media Relations of the music platform, Tosin Sorinola said, “This is another iconic feat for Burna Boy, Boomplay, and the entire African music industry.

“This achievement shows that fans in Africa are fast catching up to the digitization of music and streaming, which Boomplay is championing.

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“With this development, artistes can earn even more on our platform. Burna Boy is a massively talented singer whose works will continue to affect people positively across Africa and the rest of the world.

“We are proud of what he is doing and his milestone achievements on Boomplay; to this effect, we, at Boomplay, present this plaque to him in special recognition of his contributions so far in the industry and are looking forward to more extraordinary achievements.’

Burna Boy was presented a plaque in recognition of this feat in Lagos.

Artistes like Olamide and Fireboy DML made the 100 million streams mark in December 2021.

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