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AKA’s 2014 Album ‘Levels’ Has Been Certified Double Platinum

Congrats Supa Mega. 🍾

South African hip-hop superstar AKA's sophomore album, 2014's Levels, just went double platinum (80, 000 copies sold). The artist shared the news with his Twitter followers yesterday, alongside a picture of the plaque and another of him posing with his producer Master A Flat and administration members of Vth Season, the label he released the album under.


Levels is so far AKA's biggest selling album. It went platinum a year after its release, and has two gold certified singles; the Da L.E.S and Burna Boy-assisted "All Eyes On Me" and "Run Jozi," which featured K.O. and Yanga Chief.

Supa Mega's latest album Touch My Blood went gold within the first week of its release. The album was also downloaded illegally more than 300,000 times.

Levels was critically acclaimed, and, in this writer's opinion, is a South African hip-hop classic. On Levels, the artist and producer crafted a unique sound, blending hip-hop and dance music.

Revisit Levels below (or download it here), and read our take on AKA's latest album Touch My Blood here.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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