It cannot be denied by anyone that Kwesta is indeed one of the very few South African artists who work both hard and smart. One can only imagine how life-changing the last two years have been for Kwesta, his family and his stable, and now the hours he put in into his craft are starting to pay off. The RapLyf frontman showed off his accolades on his Twitter account with a tweet listing all his hit singles and their status where sales are concerned.
In the list, Kwesta went as back as his 2015 single “Nomayini” that caught fire once the video dropped. According to the Kwesta list, “Nomayini” has gone triple platinum since its release. Singles that have followed like “Day One” with AKA and Tweezy, “Mayibabo” with KoolKat and DJ Bucks have both gone platinum too. The standouts are “Ngud” which has gone platinum seven times, “Spirit” is three times platinum and “Ngiyazifela” is now Diamond!
Kwesta has definitely earned his stripes and he has the bragging rights to show off his hard work. This means that the money is sitting pretty in the bank account. Check out the list below, let us know what you think of this in our comment section below!
— Hiphopza (@hiphopza_) February 27, 2018
A platinum single is 20k units, Double or multiple is 40k. So 20k X 10 = 200k diamond status.
I might be wrong, because I am just calculating using their (RiSA) certification levels… By the way congratulations @KwestaDaKAR
— #HDYTMA?intro 18/02/2018 (@THIBONATOR01) February 27, 2018
— La Liga (@ozidouble) February 27, 2018
AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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