Nigerian star Davido celebrates platinum award

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola Feb 13, 2020 at 08:30am

February 13, 2020 at 08:30 am | Entertainment

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

February 13, 2020 at 08:30 am | Entertainment

Photo: Myjoyonline

Afrobeats music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has received his plaque after his latest album, ‘A Good Time’ went platinum.

His single, ‘Risky’, featuring Jamaican music star, Popcaan was rated double platinum while ‘Blow My Mind’ alongside singer Chris Brown was also accorded platinum.

He shared the video of him receiving his award on social media. 

This recognition places Davido in the stead of industry giants; Micheal Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Beyonce who have had successful record sales.

Davido recieving his award
Davido receiving his award_Photo: Graphic

The Nigerian star alongside compatriot Wizkid have seen a meteoric rise in their careers since they both penetrated the industry some years back.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America,  when an artiste earns a gold and platinum award, he/she joins the ranks of an elite group of beloved musicians. ‘Going Gold’ means the album has sold 500, 000 copies while ‘Going Platinum’ means the album has sold one million copies.

Davido was born in Atlanta, United States into a well known political family of Nigeria. In 2018, his songs, “If” and “Fall” went diamond and platinum in sales respectively.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), stated that ‘If’ has been sold or streamed one million times and ‘Fall’ has reached 10 million record sales.

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