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Wizkid, not Ckay is Africa’s best global selling artist, with over 6billion streams and over N20billion generated

A report crowned Ckay as Africa’s biggest selling artiste, with over 2.6billion naira in Loyalties, the reports said. 

According to available Data, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is Africa’s biggest selling artiste with over  5 billion streams in all platforms, and over 100 billion naira generated. 

The report said

“Spotify seems to have the biggest numbers as the versions of the song have over 824.9 million streams on the platform. Various streaming royalty calculator sites with updated ‘average pay per stream’ numbers bring the earnings of the song on Spotify to $3.3 million which converts to N1.3 billion”


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According to business insider, Spotify pays $0.003 and $0.005 per stream on average, approximately 70 percent of the total revenue earned per stream goes to the artist, while the rest is absorbed by the platform itself.

Wizkid is the most streamed African artiste on Spotify with over 4.3 Billion streams, that should be 21.5million dollars, that is 12.3billion naira on Spotify alone 

The report also said 

Apple music recorded a total of 100.08 million streams which converts to $500,400 which gives N208.2 million when converted to naira.

Wizkid is also the most streamed African artiste on Apple music.

Apple music gave him the award for best African artiste in 2021 for being the most streamed African artiste on apple music in 2020/2021

Wizkid album made 322 million streams on Apple Music.

According to Forbes Magazine, Apple pay 5000 dollars for 1million streams, Wizkid made  322million streams made 1.6million dollars which is converted to N920million

Moving on, Wizkid has 40millionstreams on Boom play, the platform pay 20 t0 50 naira per stream. at 40 million streams, wizkid generated 2billion naira  



According to report  “Video versions of the song streamed on YouTube have amassed 559.3 million streams and according to streaming Royalty calculators, the song has made him over N407.2 million ($978,775).”

Wizkid has over 1.06billion on You tube as  at 9th of december 2021, the exact number cannot be accurately calculated by this platform, roughly wizkid will be masking over 1million dollars from You Tube every year

Wizkid also have over 140 million streams on Audiomack, over 40  20.1 million streams on Pandora.

Pandora pays $1,400 per millions of views, while  YouTube pays  $1,700.” 

Wizkid has over 6 billion views from all streaming platform. Spotify alone generated 4.3billion views for Wizkid. 

Ckay might have a good year, but it is inappropriate to call him Africa’s best global selling artist in a continent that has Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy

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