Platinum status for Mass Country
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 28 April, 2023
Lemons to Lemonade by AKA and Nasty C is 5 x PLATINUM with over 12 million streams.
The 14 track album, Mass Country has achieved 2 Multi-Platinum singles and 4 Gold singles. The album has been exceptionally well streamed in the first two months of its release. The album was certified gold just one week after its release. Supa Mega’s team released Mass Country on 24 February, two weeks after AKA was murdered in Durban, Mass Country was a letter of farewell to the country he loved and had represented on major stages worldwide.
Lemons (Lemonades) was certified 5 x platinum
Company certified Platinum
Mbuzi certified Gold
Prada certified Gold
Dangerous certified Gold
Sponono certified Gold
This album has received massive support with 6 nominations at the Metro FM Music Awards.
“I grew up listening to a lot of Jackson Browne and Cat Stevens, and all these weird guys that my dad played me, and it was kind of cathartic for me after my fiancée passed away. Country music is about heartbreak, pickup trucks and stars and stuff like that.
“So, I wanted to kind of get that feeling in there. But in a South African context, that would mean what? Maskandi; music from the Midlands, Pietermaritzburg,” the rapper told Apple music.
AKA could fuse many South African genres, and sounds from across the world, into his songs but with so much respect. Only some artists respect and deliver samples the way Supa Mega did. We heard how he sampled a house track, Summer Daze by Nick Holder on Energy, a single on his EP Bhovamania, released November 2021. That song was absolute fire.
Long Live Supa Mega!