- AKA's album titled Levels has never reached diamond status, according to Nota Baloyi
- Nota Baloyi shared that the album sold 300 000 copies but it needs to get to 400 000 copies to reach diamond status
- AKA announced in July 2019 that Levels had been certified diamond
Nota Baloyi has claimed that AKA album Levels has never reached diamond status. The controversial deputy chairman of The Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) was speaking on the first episode of The Sobering Podcast's fifth season.
The music executive shared that the album released in 2014 has not reached diamond status yet. Supa Mega reportedly announced in July 2019 that Levels had been certified diamond which made him the first Mzansi hip-hop artist to reach those numbers. The opinionated music executive has disputed this. Nota said:
"Yes it sold 300 000 copies but because when the album was released in 2014, Platinum was 40 000 not 30 000 and therefore it needs to get to 400 000 copies sold to reach actually diamond."
Briefly.co.za reported that Nota has also claimed that Kwesta's album DaKAR II sold more copies than AKA's project titled Levels. Nota, who is Kwesta's former manager, praised Kwesta for his success when he appeared on The Sobering Podcast's first episode recently.
The RISA executive shared that the Ngud' hitmaker's DaKAR II was certified diamond by RISA in 2019. The project was released in 2016. It had smash hits such as Ngud' and Ngiyaz'fela Ngawe, among others.
The opinionated Nota explained that SUPA MEGA's Levels took years to reach 300 000 copies. Nota shared that Kwesta is selling better that AKA within Sony Music in Mzansi.
"The big act, the bestselling hip-hop act who is at the imprint of RCA via the label that I’m the head of is Kwesta," Nota said, according to SAHIPHOPMAG.
In other music news, Briefly.co.za reported that Nasty C has taken to social media to share a snippet of an unreleased song. The star shared the preview of the track titled If You Wanna on Instagram on Tuesday, 19 January.
The There They Go hitmaker challenged his fans to dance to the track ans share their videos on TikTok. In the short clip he posted, is a graphic of a cassette tape with the words. The rapper captioned the post:
"Thanks in advance #IfYouWanna."
The musician last dropped a project in August 2020 when he released his album titled Zulu Man With Some Power. It seems the star has been using his time in lockdown to record new music. He did not share when he will drop the new song. His fans took to his comment section to share their thoughts on the number.
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