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Grammy-award winningBurna Boy, also known as 'African Giant', is officially the most sought-after Afrobeats artist.

Burna Boy Becomes First African Artist to Reach 100 Million Streams on Spotify

The Grammy-award winning 'African Giant' has become the most sought-after artist after three of his albums reportedly reached over 100 million streams each.

Nigerian Afrobeats star Burna Boy has, at just age 29, made Africa proud once again. This time, his three highly accoladed albums Twice as Tall, African Giant and Outside have been recognised for reaching 100 million streams each. Chart Data, an independent online platform that collates digital music statistics from around the world announced the astounding news in a tweet.


According to Face to Face Africa, Burna Boy now has over 100 million streams for each album on Spotify, making him the most in-demand Afrobeats artist. This latest achievement marks Burna Boy's legend status as one of the Afrobeats pioneers that introduced the genre to international markets, where it has since become very popular. Lily Allen, Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin, Sia and recently on Justin Bieber's "Love By You" are just a few of the artists that he has collaborated with.

Outside was released in 2018 while African Giant dropped the following year, after his Steel & Copper EP. The 2020 album Twice as Tall earned Burna Boy a Grammy in the "Best Global Music" category. Minutes before being announced a winner, Burna Boy put on a rip-roaring performance in spite of the pandemic. This specific win was major for Burna Boy after he lost out to Benin's iconic singer Angelique Kidjo, at the 2020 Grammys. Kidjo, in turn, dedicated the win to him.

Read: Watch Burna Boy's Striking New Music Video For 'Kilometre'

Fellow Nigerian artists and big international Afrobeats stars Wizkid and Davido have attained 100 million streams on one album each. Burna Boy's Twitter fans did not hold back on celebrating with the star: .





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Meet the Ghanaian-British Designer Behind Janet Jackson's Latest Cover Look

For her most recent cover shoot, Janet Jackson donned a headpiece co-created by Ghanaian-British designer Chrissa Amuah, who tells us more about how she finds inspiration in her parents' homeland.

After rocking a LaviebyCK design by Cameroon's Claude Kameni in her 2018 'Made for Now' music video, Janet Jackson has turned to another talented African creative for her latest look. On the February 2022 cover of Allure Magazine, in which Jackson talks about executive-producing her documentary, Janet, the multiple Grammy-winning artist is pictured wearing an Ògún headpiece, co-designed by Ghanaian-British textile and furniture designer, Chrissa Amuah.

"I’ve always been a fan and respected her craft and work ethic,” Amuah told OkayAfrica. “For Ms Jackson to wear the Ògún in promotion of her new documentary sends a powerful message of enduring brilliance, integrity, and walking in the strength of our true voices.”

Of Ghanaian, Togolese, and Beninese heritage, Amuah was born to Ghanaian parents in London and draws inspiration from the Ghanaian Adinkra symbol in her work as the founder and Creative Director of AMWA Designs, a luxury homeware and interiors brand established in 2014. Making her international debut at the Milan Design Week, she gained worldwide acclaim in 2015, and a few years later, was named “Consumer and Luxury Rising Star” at the 2017 Black British Business Awards.

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