The global music industry is turning its attention to Africa and Nigeria’s new generation of artistes are quickly becoming its biggest success.
Top on the list of these Nigerian artistes is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as “Burna Boy” who according to Spotify’s ratings bagged second most streamed album after Wizkid who got first as the artiste with the most streamed album.
This was according to a statement released by Mr Owoyemi Ajayi, Spotify’s Account Manager.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Spotify is a global online streaming platform.
Ajayi said commendations go to a combination that includes talented artistes, exceptional producers, DJs, local and international promoters, leading entertainment Public Relations, marketing professionals, and a growing local audience.’
‘‘The Afro-fusion artiste hit the music world like a storm with the release of his global breakout album, “African Giant”.
‘‘This has since staked a claim as one of the biggest stars on the music scene worldwide, a crossover sensation who refuses to compromise.
‘‘Known for using his music as a tool for telling the story of his life and his surroundings, Burna Boy’s ability to weave tales of love and educate listeners on politics and expressions of vulnerability, while creating authentic Afrobeats, is how he’s been able to capture the world’s attention,” he said.Ajayi said in spite the fact that Burna Boy didn’t release an album in 2021, this has still been a standout year for him, who has won a string of awards and sold out venues across the globe. (Sun)