Buga Breaks Record as the First Song to Surpass 100 Million Streams on Boomplay
The most popular Afrobeats song right now, "Buga," by Nigerian artists Kizz Daniel and Tekno, has achieved yet another incredible feat by amassing over 100 million streams on Boomplay, becoming the first song to do so on the streaming service.
Following Kizz Daniel's recent milestone achievement as the top streamed artist on Boomplay, this announcement was made.
Originally released on May 4, 2022, “Buga” talks about money, motivation, and jamboree and was an instant hit upon release. The song quickly rose to the top of the global Shazam chart. According to reports, Buga received 1 million streams on Boomplay in the first 24 hours of its release and reached its peak in nations like Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Togo, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Benin, and Sierra Leone.
"Kizz Daniel is a truly brilliant artist and continues to surpass expectations with his artistry," said Tosin Sorinola, Director of Artiste & Media Relations at Boomplay. We are overjoyed to witness another historic achievement from him and are incredibly proud of the advancements Buga is making on the international stage. "Boomplay remains committed to building the most reliable and transparent music ecosystem in Africa and bringing everything music from around the world to Africans.”
Notably, the song has experienced ground-breaking moments in the music industry, such as impressive crowd sizes at Kizz Daniel's US tours, which also demonstrates that the Pan-African efforts for Afrobeats' international success have continued to see the global sound enjoyed across various continents.
Kizz Daniel is undoubtedly one of the artists whose career is commendable and riddled with hit records. With impressive projects under his belt and most recently Barnabas EP, all of which continue to garner astounding listenership on Boomplay, the record is well on its way to becoming the biggest African song of 2022.