Nigerian music star and Grammy-award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has not ceased making Nigeria and Africa as a whole proud.
The singer has again broken another record as the first-ever African artiste to hit 200 million streams on Africa’s number one music streaming platform, Boomplay.
Boomplay’s Director of Artist and Media Relations, Tosin Sorinola presented a plaque in recognition of this feat to Burna Boy in Lagos.
She said; “This is another iconic feat for Burna Boy, Boomplay and the entire African music industry. This achievement shows that fans in Africa are fast catching up to the digitization of music and streaming, which Boomplay is championing. 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.”
“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 even more extraordinary achievements.”
It is intersesting to know that 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 artiste to be streamed 200 million times on Boomplay.
For those who don’t know, Boomplay, formally known as Boom Player, is a music and video streaming and download service developed and owned by Transsnet Music Limited.
Boomplay’s vision is to build the largest and most reliable digital music ecosystem for artistes and content creators in Africa. The Boomplay app which won the “Best African App” at the 2017 “AppsAfrica Awards” has over 68 million users as at January, 2020.
It is currently the biggest and fastest growing music app in Africa with a catalogue of 20 million songs and videos which is still growing day by day.
Boomplay aims to build the largest and most sustainable digital music ecosystem for artistes and content providers in Africa.