Niniola’s ‘Maradona’ song wins Gold in South Africa


Year 2017 hit single from Afro-House Queen Niniola titled ‘Maradona’ has earned her a Gold certification in South Africa.

The Recording Industry of South Africa, (RiSA) awarded the single Gold after attaining the minimum threshold of selling 15,000 units.

The two-time Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer and songwriter posted the news on her social media pages. She also noted that the song was headed to getting a Platinum certification.

In the South Africa music market, a gold certification for a single represents sales of 15,000 units while platinum represents sales of 30,000 units.

She tweeted:

“Yassss MARADONA has been certified GOLD in South Africa and is fast heading for a platinum… Thanks Mzansi Thanks @recordingindustryofsouthafrica. 1st of many to come.”

As the 34-year-old singer was celebrating reaching a new feat, she also announced that she will be dropping a new song this Friday, saying “New Music Out On Friday. Get Your Speakers And Your Dancing Shoes Ready…Cause This Sweetness Is To Much,”

Niniola recently announced that she would be dropping an Afro-House and Amapiano EP, a follow-up to the R&B project she released a few months ago.