Nigerian Grammy-award winning singer, songwriter and performing artist, Burna Boy has recorded 200 million streams on the music streaming platform, Boomplay.
The revelation to this feat was announced via the official Facebook page of music streaming platform on Monday.
The post which read, “Odogwu you bad, e file fun Burna Boy” showcased the superstar posing with the first-ever duo-golden club plaque for hitting 200,000,000 streams on Boomplay.
Via data made available by statista.com, Boomplay boasts of an average of 75 million users as of June 2020, marking a huge spike in usage in the last two years. In October 2021, Boomplay did reveal that it’d add the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, Artist 100 and Billboard Global 200 charts, as well as all other Billboard U.S. and global charts that include streaming data to its platform.
According to the Director of Artist and Media Relations of the music platform, Tosin Sorinola, this achievement reveals that African fans are fast catching up to the digitisation of music and streaming which is been championed by Boomplay.
Sorinola said, “This is another iconic feat for Burna Boy, Boomplay, and the entire African music industry. 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”.
He further added, “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”.
This is coming after artists, Olamide and Fireboy DML made their 100 million streams mark in December, 2021.