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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 the Music Video for Wizkid and Kojo Funds' New Collaboration 'I Like'

Here's another banger to add to your summer playlist.

Wizkid adds to his list of impressive collaborations with his latest "I Like," a breezy track from London-based rapper and singer Kojo Funds.

As the song's title implies, it's all about the two artists singing about all the things they like about their love interests. Kojo Funds opens the song with a catchy verse, describing his favorite qualities before Wizkid joins him on the second verse. "I'm just trying to be your one and only," Kojo sings on the chorus.

The mid-tempo track, produced by Rymez and G.A, has a light, early 2000's feel that makes it just right for easy summer listening.

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Here are the 2019 AFRIMMA Nominees

Burna Boy, Wizkid and Rema lead this year's African Muzik Magazine Award nominations.

The nominees for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which recognizes the biggest talent from across the continent, have been announced.

Leading the charge is none other than Nigeria's Burna Boy, who earned seven nominations across a range of categories that include Best Male West Africa, Best Collaboration, Best Live Act, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and more. Wizkid follows closely after with five, earning a nomination for Best Collaboration for his feature on Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl." Rising Nigerian artist Rema also earned several nominations, including "Best Newcomer."

Other nominees include Mali's Aya Nakamura, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Niniola, Teni and more, who are all nominated for Best Female West Africa. Victoria Kimani, Vanessa Mdee, and Uganda's Rema Namakula all bagged Best Female East Africa nominations.

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Watch the Music Video for DJ Spinall's 'Dis Love' Featuring Wizkid and Tiwa Savage

The artists drop another massive collaboration for our listening pleasure.

Tiwa Savage and Wizkid have done it again. The Nigerian superstars and frequent collaborators have reunited for another banger—this time joining forces with DJ Spinall on his latest track "Dis Love."

The sultry banger, produced by Spellz, sees them once again delivering a song made for the dance floor in the vein of their massive 2017 collaboration "Ma Lo," and DJ Spinall and Wizkid's 2018 standout "Nowo."

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