- Kwesta has taken to Twitter to address nay-sayers who claimed that becoming a Platinum artist is not a big deal
- Tweeps were discussing that the statistics and numbers that artists have to reach to achieve the status are too low
- Kwesta replied with a challenge to the doubters and asked them to achieve the numbers they thought were so small
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Kwesta got involved in a social media debate about artist achievement. The rapper weighed in on an online discussion that had tweeps saying that achieving platinum status for artists in South Africa was too easy.
The numbers needed to be classified a platinum artist in SA are 15 000 sales for Gold, 30 000 for Platinum and 200 000 for Diamond. Kwesta has achieved Platinum status seven times.
The artist argued with the doubters and challenged them to achieve the numbers in retweets or likes. Kwesta's point was that if the numbers were so easy to reach, then the tweeps should have no trouble getting to them for free. He further mentioned that the numbers achieved are for sales, which people pay for, and that making those stats is an achievement.
One tweep specifically mentioned artists like Cassper and AKA as he downplayed the status achievements. Kwesta responded:
"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 [stuff] people actually PAID for and LOVE! Save this tweet on your iClout. My 2c"
He had previously celebrated one of the Platinum levels back in April as DaKAR II got classified. Kwesta even ran a poll asking fans whether to celebrate the milestone at the Platinum 30 000 mark or wait for the Diamond at 200 000. Clearly the numbers represent much more hard work and dedication than some people originally thought.
In other music-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Boity becoming the first female South African rapper to achieve both gold and platinum status.
Boitumelo 'Boity' Thulo proved once again that she can do anything she sets her mind to. The performer may have arrived late to the hip hop/rap game but she's gone from strength to strength ever since. The star has just added a Gold plaque to her collection. Boity's track Utatakho Remix was awarded Gold status, which means she now has two plaques to her name.
Boity's managed to accumulate the awards in just three years of her career and has promised fans she will keep hustling for as long as she can.
Boity also had her loyal fans sending the love.
@Moss10711628: "You were fire on that verse. Congratulations."
@LindyD12: "A day doesn't go by without me listening to it. Your verse was explosive! Congratulations."
@AfricanArtistic: "You really worked hard for that, congratulations."
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