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AWARD-WINNING ARTIST DAVIDO IS NOW THE MOST VIEWED NIGERIAN ARTIST ON YOUTUBE.

davido2019After securing the video for “Fall,” which has just under 140 million streams on YouTube, as the most viewed Nigerian music video on the platform, the artist has set another record, becoming most viewed Nigerian artist on the platform across all of his uploads.

The artist has surpassed 500 million views, across several videos including ‘Fall’, ‘If’, ‘Fia’, ‘Assurance’ and more.  The artist celebrated the feat on Twitter after the news was shared by the Twitter page Chart Data Nigeria.

Last year, ‘Fall’ beat out Yemi Alade’s hit song ‘Johnny’ to become the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube. Earlier this month as reported by The Sauce, Alade became the first female Nigerian singer to reach a million subscribers.

“It’s a great time for Africa, it’s a great time for African music,” Davido told OkayAfrica in an interview last month. “The whole culture as a whole. Growing up it wasn’t cool to be from Africa, but now everyone wants to be involved in the culture.”

The 26-year-old hitmaker whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke just released the visuals to his new track featuring American music superstar Chris Brown dubbed ‘Blow My Mind’. The song has over 1.5 million views on YouTube since its release on Tuesday, July 30th 2019.

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THREE UPLIFTING TRACKS TO LISTEN TO THIS WEEK

AlaineA new week calls for a new perspective. A renewed mind and a new point of view could be just what the doctor ordered to give you motivation to see yourself through the week.

Here are three releases that are guaranteed to lift your spirit and encourage you in all times.

1.Alaine – Boast Inna God

Lover’s Rock turned Gospel act Alaine is back with a new release. The simple video concept and neon outfits cannot take away from the serious message Alaine sings about. The Jamaican songstress impresses as she hits all the high notes in a new style of praise, which celebrates dancehall sound. After releasing ‘Shado Mado’ her sophomore collaboration with Kenya’s very own Willy Paul, this track is more consistent with the Scripture-based tracks fans can expect from Alaine Laughton. The track is centered on t 1 Corinthians 1:31 verse which states, ” Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

2.Guardian Angel – Kuongozwa

Guardian Angel is one of Kenya’s most talented artists. Underrated, yet still remaining true to himself, Angel’s heavenly sound has always been a great relief within the Gospel industry which is often marred in controversy. His latest release ‘Kuongozwa’ is a refix of the old English classi ‘He Leadeth Me’. With exceptional harmonies and a Kenyan beat, Guardian offers something the young and old can all appreciate.

3.Chronixx- Jah Is There

Chronixx is known for his conscious reggae music, and his latest release is no different. Uplifting and weighty, Chronixx carries through a message for the downtroaden and desparate. The track ‘Jah Is There’ is the perfect balance of praise and encouragement; something that most Gospel music does so well.  Shot in Uganda during his performance at the Pearl Jam Fest in June earlier this year, the track was released in celebration of the Dread and Terrible project.

What’s your favourite track out of these three?

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