See why Wizkid, not Ckay, is the best-selling global artist.

See why Wizkid, not Ckay, is the best-selling global artist.
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According to a report, Ckay is Africa’s best-selling artiste, with over 2.6 billion naira in Loyalties.

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According to available data, Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is Africa’s best-selling artist, with over 5 billion streams across all platforms and over 100 billion naira in revenue.
According to the news source

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“Spotify appears to have the most numbers, with over 824.9 million streams of the song on the platform.” Various streaming royalty calculator websites with updated ‘average pay per stream’ figures bring the song’s earnings on Spotify to $3.3 million, which converts to N1.3 billion.”

According to business insider, Spotify pays between $0.003 and $0.005 per stream on average; roughly 70% of total revenue earned per stream goes to the artist, with the remainder absorbed by the platform.

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Wizkid is the most streamed African artist on Spotify, with over 4.3 billion streams, which equates to 21.5 million dollars, or 12.3 billion naira, on Spotify alone.

According to the report,

“Apple Music recorded a total of 100.08 million streams, which converts to $500,400, or N208.2 million in naira.”

Wizkid is also the most popular African artist on Apple Music.
He received the award for best African artiste in 2021 from Apple Music for being the most streamed African artiste on Apple Music in 2020/2021.

On Apple Music, Wizkid’s album received 322 million streams.

According to Forbes Magazine, Apple pays 5000 dollars for one million streams, and Wizkid made 1.6 million dollars, which is converted to N920 million.

Moving on, Wizkid has 40 million streams on Boom Play, which pays between 20 and 50 naira per stream. Wizkid earned 2 billion naira from 40 million streams.
“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),” according to the report.

Wizkid has over 1.06 billion views on YouTube as of December 9th, 2021; the exact number cannot be calculated by this platform; however, Wizkid will be masking over 1 million dollars from YouTube each year.

Wizkid has more than 140 million streams on Audiomack and more than 40 20.1 million streams on Pandora.

Pandora charges $1,400 per million views, while YouTube charges $1,700.”

Wizkid has received over 6 billion views across all streaming platforms. Wizkid received 4.3 billion views from Spotify alone.

Ckay may have had a successful year, but calling him Africa’s best global selling artist in a continent that includes Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy is inappropriate.

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