By Ayeotan Shola
The Music Album dropped recently by Lagos born rapper, Reminisce has unexpectedly taken the world by storm.
‘Baba Hafusa’ which is a miss of all major genres of music including even Fuji sits No 12 on the world music chart.
Tuface Idibia’s Ascension as well as ASA’s Beautiful Imperfection are the only other Nigerian albums to have made it to the Billboard top world music album chart, debuting at number 12 and number 5 respectively.
No Nigerian Hip-Hop album has ever made it to the chart.
The Baba Hafusa album which was released on the 30th of April 2015 remained on the number one spot on the iTunes World Music chart for seven days straight, prompting fans, critics and music aficionados to label Reminisce’s 3rd album as a major contender for Album of the Year in any Nigerian or African music award lineup.
Chart positions on the Billboard Chart are generally determined by key fan interactions with artistes’ music, and include album sales and downloads, track downloads, radio airplay as well as social media interactions.
Kudos to Reminisce on a Job well done.