Davido’s “Fall” goes Platinum in USA

Nigerian superstar singer, Davido Adeleke aka Davido has been ushered into the new year with a music accomplishment.

His 2017 hit song, Fall has been certified Platinum in the United States, joining his top counterpart, Wizkid and to have such feat.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) made the announcement via its site as it revealed that Davido’s Fall beat the benchmark to reach Platinum status.

According to the association which represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, and distribute music in the U.S. an artiste gets to that level after selling 1 million Units in the United States.

The first Nigerian artiste to have his song certified Platinum in USA was Wizkid in October 2021, with his song ‘Essence’ selling over 1 million copies.

In other entertainment news, Wizkid’s official Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez earlier said the comment made by the Grammy winner about rap was not directed at Nigerian rappers.

He took to his Twitter account to make clarifications regarding what was seen as a insult to Hip Hop acts in the country.

It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.

According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.

Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.

Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.

Speaking on the heels of how rappers attacked Big Wiz, DJ Tunez asked them if they really think his interview wa about them.

He tweeted; ”Y’all really think baba was talking bout y’all in that article? 😂 Come on guys!”