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Wizkid is the First African to Reach 8 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify

African artists continue to smash records with their music this year.

Although Wizkid is still to release an official single for this year, he's been on a great run in terms of some dope collaborations. Beside working on the Lion King: The Gift album with Beyoncé and their subsequent epic collaboration on "Brown Skin Girl", arguably one of this year's biggest anthems, the talented Nigerian artist has also hopped onto a number of tracks alongside GoldLink, Kojo Funds and Skepta. After having been nominated for the 2019 Afrikan Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) and performed at the inaugural Afro Nation Festival in Portugal earlier this month, it comes as no surprise that he's recently made history on Spotify as the first African artist to reach 8 million monthly listeners on the streaming platform.

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Watch Nigerian-American Rapper Tobe Nwigwe's Tiny Desk Concert

Joined by his wife and seven-week old daughter, the Houston-based rapper brings his Southern sounds to NPR's Tiny Desk.

Houston-raised, Nigerian-American rapper Tobe Nwigwe is the latest artist to grace NPR's TIny Desk Concert Series.

The artist performed a 5-song medley, backed by a full band and four talented backup singers. The artist was also joined at the desk by his wife Fats Nwigwe and their seven-week old daughter.

READ: Tobe Nwigwe Is the Southern Rapper Making "Purpose Popular."

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This Clip of the Dream Catchers  Dancing to 'Brown Skin Girl' Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

The viral video of the Nigerian dance crew performing to Beyoncé, Wizkid and Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl" is what the song is all about.

We love us some Dream Catchers.Dream Catchers.

The young Nigerian dance crew have blessed us with many memorable dance numbers, but their latest might be our favorite yet. The crew shared a clip of them dancing to Beyoncé, Wizkid and Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl," a standout from Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album, which celebrates the beauty of dark-skinned black women.

In the clip, the young dancers appear elated as they dance and sing along to the song's empowering lyrics. "Brown skin girl, your skin just like pearls. The best thing in the world, never trade you for anybody else." The clip has since gone viral, with over 40,000 likes and counting.

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Listen to Beyoncé's 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album

After giving us an incredible sneak preview with 'Spirit', all 13 tracks are now available to stream.

The wait is finally over. The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé's "love letter to Africa", is now available to stream. The album features a plethora of African talent including the likes of Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Moonchild Sanelly, Busiswa, Salatiel, Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage and several other artists.

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