American born-Nigerian recording and performing artiste, Davido’s chart topping single, Fall – a standout single from the artist’s 2019 sophomore album A Good Time (AGT) has been certified Gold on Wednesday, as the love soothing jam sold 40,000 and 800,000 in Canada and the US respectively.
The song has been a major success for the artist since its release, and the accolades continue to pour in. The music video for “Fall” became the most streamed on YouTube back in 2018, and it currently stands at 169 million views on the video platform. It is already certified platinum in South Africa. It is also the longest running Nigerian song on the Billboard digital single chart.
Davido took to Twitter to excitedly share the news, posting a screenshot of an email from Sony;
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The artist recently appeared on the cover of Billboard Magazine for their “Africa Now” issue, along with fellow Nigerian artists Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage. He spoke to the magazine about how African music has gone global in recent years.
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“The music is amazing. The feeling you get from Afrobeats and African music is just different. When I was in school in America and would play African music, people would say, “Yo, what’s that? That shit’s hard.” They didn’t understand what the artists were saying, but the feeling they got [from the music] was just crazy. People have always loved African music, but we didn’t have the avenues to go worldwide. Back then, you actually had to have an African friend or come to Africa to experience it. – he stated