Just off the back of winning six accolades at the recent South African Music Awards (SAMA23) hip hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, has reached two highly significant milestones as of today. It has been announced this morning that Kwesta’s critically acclaimed DaKAR II album has officially been certified PLATINUM and subsequently his smash hit single Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has officially been certified quintuple (5 times) PLATINUM.
Kwesta’s momentous platinum milestones are an accumulation of hard work, resilience and consistency over the past decade. Having declared DaKAR II as his most important work to date, with the industry acknowledgement of his work and the tens of thousands of purchases of his music, is testament to the significance of the album not only to the rapper but for the South African music industry at large.
DaKAR II has had significant impact in the South African music culture since its release in February 2016. It has also opened up doors across the continent for Kwesta. Ngud’ off DaKAR II has also played a noteworthy role is bridging the gaps of music consumption in the country with its substantial crossover appeal to all demographics.
“We at Sound African Recordings and Sony Music Entertainment Africa are extremely proud of Kwesta and would like to congratulate him on his platinum milestones and recent SAMA23 wins. These accolades are a reflection of his perseverance and a testament to his loyal fan support. We encourage him to enjoy this time and reflect on his significant journey that has led to this point and to continue working hard, if not harder than he has ever done before,” expresses Refiloe Ramogase, GM of Sound African Recordings a division of Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
Stream or download Kwesta’s platinum certified DaKAR II album HERE!
Distributed by: Sheila Afari