Multi-award-winning Nigerian musician, Ckay has just made history in the United States. The 27-year-old star has just reportedly been crowned the best-selling African artist in history in the US. The achievement is for his 2019 smashing hit ‘Love Nwantiti’.
The global hit song got certified platinum after selling over a million copies in the US alone by the RIAA. It is also estimated to have made over 1.6 million dollars in the US alone in 2022, which is the highest for an African artist in history. Several platforms are sharing details that the ‘Love Nwantiti’ record was the 47th best-selling song of 2022 in the US.
Born, Chukwuka Ekweani, the trend-setting singer started 2023 on a high note, nominated side by side with other hit Nigerian musicians at the iheart Music awards.
Nigerian songstress Tems, African Giant Burna Boy, ‘Peru’ singer Fireboy DML and Star boy, Wizkid nominated in the Afrobeats artist of the year category.
27 year old Tems, hold the most nominations for an African this year, with 4 nods, including the Best collaboration category for mega hit song ‘Wait for u’ with future and Drake, as well as R&B song of the year category and Best New R&B Artist.
Young star Rema, also got a nomination for a nomination Best music video category for his collaboration with Selena Gomez on ‘Calm Down’ Remix. African Fans better show them all the love; the best music video category is a socially voted category.