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CKay Makes History As First African Artist to Hit 20 Million Spotify Listeners 

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Nigerian singer CKay has made history as the first African artist to surpass 20 million Spotify listeners. The Afrobeat singer-songwriter currently boasts over 21 million monthly listeners on his Spotify page alone, making him the first on the continent to do so.

Ckay took to Instagram to share his excitement on having reached 12 million listeners, at the time, saying, “Music does bring the world together. Love y’all, Let’s get to number 1!”

 

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Attributing his current buzz to Tik Tok buzz & debuting on the Billboard Global 200 list, the singer shows no sign of slowing down.

The Afrobeat crooner has been on his grind lately with a host of wins to his credit since his 2019 debut. The success of the hit single, “Love Nwantinti,” and the multiple international remixes that followed certainly helped solidify his place on top as one of the best Afrobeats acts to watch out for.

With Over 3 million videos created on the video-sharing platform using Ckay’s remix featuring DJ Yo and Axe, Tik Tok users from across the world all took part in the “Love Nwantiti” Dance challenge, propelling the song into the charts.

 

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“Love Nwantinti” also became the 7th most Shazamed song as a result of the social media demand. The remix initially wasn’t approved by Ckay but finally, all credit has been restored to the rightful parties.

Check out the popular Tik Tok dance created around CKay’s hit single “Love Nwantinti” below.

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