BY Ama Nunoo, 2:06pm May 29, 2020,

Davido’s ‘Fall’ officially certified gold in the U.S. and Canada

Screenshot via Davido on YouTube

Nigerian superstar Davido continues to prove why he is indeed one of the continent’s greatest exports after reaching yet another historic milestone.

On Wednesday, the award-winning musician shared some images on Twitter, including a screenshot of a conversation he had with his team, where he confidently predicted his hit single, Fall, will soon be certified gold. And he was spot on!

Besides confirming the single has officially been certified gold in the United States, the other screenshots in the post also revealed it has achieved the same feat in Canada.

Released in 2017 after the success of “If,” the single became a breakout hit in the United States and Canada, peaking on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart as well as its R&B/Hip-Hop Chart in 2019. Pulse Nigeria reports the single has sold over 40,000 and 800,000 copies in Canada and the United States respectively.

The single, which is also the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history and is already certified platinum in South Africa, is about 200k shy of being certified platinum in the U.S.

The remarkable achievement comes on the back of the Assurance crooner gracing the cover of Billboard’s special issue on Africa alongside compatriots, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi. In the feature, Davido spoke about the recent impact of African music on the global music scene.

“The music is amazing. The feeling you get from Afrobeats and African music is just different. When I was in school in America and would play African music, people would say, ‘Yo, what’s that? That sh*t’s hard’,” he said.

“They didn’t understand what the artists were saying, but the feeling they got [from the music] was just crazy. People have always loved African music, but we didn’t have the avenues to go worldwide. Back then, you actually had to have an African friend or come to Africa to experience it.”

Last Edited by:Ama Nunoo Updated: February 4, 2021


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