Bizzle Osikoya, the music executive, says ‘Love Nwantiti‘, a single by CKay, has become the first Nigerian song to be certified Platinum in France.
Platinum as a music certification in France is awarded to singles that have shipped, sold, or streamed up to 150,000 units or albums that have achieved 100,000 units in the same vein.
Osikoya announced CKay’s achievement in a tweet that was reposted by the singer himself.
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— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) November 5, 2021
The development comes as CKay was also reported to have pulled off similar feats for the single in the UK, Italy, and Canada.
.@ckay_yo's “Love Nwantiti” is now certified Gold 📀 in Italy 🇮🇹 (@FIMI_IT).
— This is the first Afrobeats song in history to be certified in the country!
— This is now the 3rd certification for the song! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/8PwlV1jDY5
— 𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 ♥ (@Boyfriend_ville) October 25, 2021
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— 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙 💋 (@ckay_yo) October 22, 2021
With 200,000 units for the song in the UK, he was certified ‘Silver’.
CKay, real name Chukwuka Ekweani, is signed to Warner Music South Africa. He was formerly signed to Chocolate City in Nigeria.
‘Love Nwantiti’ was released in 2019 by Chocolate City, a label he started working with in 2015.
In September 2017, he released his first extended play (EP) ‘Who the Fuck Is CKay?’ while ‘CKay the First’, his second EP, was put out in August 2019.
In February 2021, he released his third EP ‘Boyfriend’ through Warner Music South Africa.
The singer recently recalled how ‘Love Nwantiti’ was initially overlooked when he sent the song to Chocolate City.
CKay has recorded tracks in a variety of genres including Afrobeats, R&B, and dancehall.
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