Wizkid’s fourth studio album, ‘Made in Lagos’, was released last October and so far the Afrobeats project is a success. On 30 March 2021, five months after its official release, the Nigerian artist revealed that the album had at the time, garnered over 421 million streams. This figure is one of the biggest streaming figures ever seen in the Nigerian music industry, and many people are wondering exactly how much the ‘Star boy’ could earn from this number of streams?
The album ‘Made in Lagos’, released during the global Coronavirus pandemic last October, saw but WizKid refrain from touring to promote it. Essentially, the Nigerian artist has been making money from the mechanical royalties paid by streaming platforms. On 30 March, the Nigerian artist revealed that the album had garnered over 421 million streams on the major streaming platforms.
On YouTube, Wizkid’s ‘Made in Lagos’ has over 79,000,000 views. About 33,000,000 are from music videos of songs such as ‘Smile’, ‘No Stress’ and the recently released ‘Essence’. The other 46,000,000 will be for audio streams and YT Music. These videos earned him $310,960. Wizkid’s highest streams come from this Apple Music platform. Out of the 124,190,000 streams provided by ‘Made in Lagos’ on Apple Music, the Nigerian artist can get up to $745,140.
Wizkid also remains the most listened to Nigerian artist on Spotify. Last month, ‘Made in Lagos’ had over 78,060,000 streams on the platform and will receive about $249,792 from the platform. On Audio Mack, currently the most popular platform in Nigeria, Wizkid is also making a good fortune. According to sources, they pay about $10 for 5,000 streams. In other words, the 123,100,000 streams of ‘Made in Lagos’ are expected to earn WizKid no less than $246,200.
Although there is no actual information on how much Boomplay pays per stream, using Audio Mack’s average salary to do the math, WizKid could get about $40,000 from Boomplay. In any case, since this is not the case, adding it all up, « Made in Lagos » would have raked in an estimated $1,614,862, in the first five months of the release, or half a billion CFA francs.