Niniola Apata popularly known as Niniola has been certified for her hit single titled “Maradona”.
The Nigerian and Ekiti State indigene revealed this on her Instagram account with a video posting the frame certificate of the certification.
The certification which came from the Recording Industry South Africa (RISA) was a gold frame for the song which implies that the song has made 15,000 sales units in South Africa market.
Niniola released “Maradona” in 2017 and was produced by Sarz. The song which spent 13 weeks on South Africa’s Metro FM chart retained the number 1 position for 6 weeks.
Niniola earned nominations at the 2018 BET Awards and SAMAs for “Maradona” and in 2018 DJ Snake teamed up with Niniola and created Maradona Riddim a remix to her previously released hit Maradona.
She received nods from Canadian rapper Drake and American record producer Timbaland.
In 2019, elements of “Maradona” were sampled in “Find Your Way Back”, a song from Beyoncé’s soundtrack album The Lion King: The Gift. Niniola is also credited as one of the track’s songwriters and composers.