Kwesta Responds To The Backlash Of How SA Artists Reach Platinum status With ‘Little Numbers’

Kwesta challenges a troll to reach 20 000 retweets!

Kwesta Responds To The Backlash Of How SA Artists Reach Platinum status With ‘Little Numbers’. Not many artists have actually went gold or platinum in the SA music industry but it happens to the little few. All this proves is that getting numbers to cook up isn’t easy for most musicians.

A social media user recently addressed artists such as AKA, Cassper, Emtee, Boity and Kwesta who have actually reached the Platinum status, even more for Kwesta and AKA who attained Diamond status. To reach a platinum status, an artist has to gain a total of 30 000 Units in sales. Gold is at 15 000 and Diamond on 200 000 units.

Kwesta responded to a tweep seemingly undermining these numbers.

“Eish.. But also imagine how hard it is to get 20k FREE RT’s. This tweet of yours deserves at least 80k retweets given the fact that the 4 names you tagged went “20k plat” at LEAST once by selling sh*t people actually PAID for and LOVE! 🤔Save this tweet on your iClout. My 2c,” replied iNgud’ rapper.

Kwesta has been certified 7x Platinum for his album DaKAR 2. He has also gained plaques for singles Mmino ft TLT (Gold) – One Day ft Psyfo (Gold) – Day One ft Tweezy & AKA (Platinum) – Mayibabo ft Malume & Buckz (Triple Platinum) – Nomayini (3x Platinum) – Spirit ft Wale (3x Platinum) – Ngud ft Cassper (7x Platinum) and Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe ft Thabsie (Diamond).

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