Rihanna has inadvertently given a major push to a song by Nigerian afropop star, Wizkid, and collaborator DJ Spinall.
The singer on Saturday shared a post on Instagram to announce that she had become the first female artist to have over two billion worldwide streams on Apple Music.
The post — a video clip of four girls dancing to ‘Nowo’ by Wizkid and DJ Spinall — was intended to convey the level of her excitement at adding a new record to her swelling chest of feats.
“When I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music! God is too lit,” the ‘Stay’ singer wrote as her caption.
That was perhaps the sole intent of her post, but it is generating online interest, particularly from Nigerians, for another reason entirely.
To many, regardless of her intention, her post is an endorsement of the Wizkid-DJ Spinall ‘Nowo’ which recently surged past one million views on YouTube.
The collaboration was released less than two weeks ago.
Nigerians have since stormed the comment section of the Barbados superstar, with most making sure to let her fans know that the song was performed by Wizkid.
Here’s the video for ‘Nowo’.