On August 17, 2019, Nigerian singer, Wizkid teased a new single, ‘Ride It’ which featured Ty Dolla Sign.

A few days after having only 6.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the Nigerian singer has soared in numbers to hit eight million monthly listeners on the platform.

By so doing, Wizkid became the first African to achieve the feat. The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer, Maitre Gims. He had seven million monthly listeners.Wizkid becomes first African to hit 8 million montly listeners on Spotify. (Spotify)

While he still hasn’t dropped an official single this year — he’s been teasing the Northboi-produced “Joro”, as well as his next body of work, Made In Lagos — his standout collabs with stars like GoldLink, Kojo Funds and Skepta have kept him well in the conversation.