Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, has become the first African artiste to hit 200 million streams on Boomplay Music.


The music streaming platform announced the ‘Ye’ crooner’s feat in a series of posts on its social media pages on Monday.

Boomplay also accompanied one of the posts with pictures of Burna Boy with a plaque in recognition of the milestone.

“An #AfricanGiant standing #TwiceAsTall on 200,000,000 Boomplay streams! A BIG shoutout to Burna Boy for hitting this historic milestone,” it wrote.


“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.

“Celebrate this living legend by jamming his milestone hits on Boomplay.”

“Boomplay streams are calculated based on industry-recognized standards in which only no less than thirty-second stream is equal to one stream count,” Boomplay said.


“Barely a year after Burna Boy was celebrated as the first artiste to hit the 100 million streams milestone on Boomplay, he has gone ahead to double the feat, making him the first African artiste to be streamed 200 million times on Africa’s #1 streaming service, Boomplay.

“The growth of the Grammy award winner has been exponentially upturned since the release of the Outside album, which stands as 10 million streams currently. His follow up album, African Giant, which was critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grammys, now has over 43 million streams, four times more than the previous body of work, indicating his broadening fanbase and growth.

“True to its title, his 2020 album Twice As Tall has been streamed twice more than African giant, standing at over 80 million streams on Boomplay.”

Born Oluwadamini Ogulu, Burna Boy started to gain popularity in 2012 after releasing ‘Like to Party’, the lead single from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’ (2013).


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