Nigerian rising star, Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, also known as Bella Shmurda, has revealed that his latest effort, “High Tension 2.0,” has reached a critical streaming milestone.
Bella’s sophomore EP, “High Tension 2.0,” was released in July 2021, and featured a combination of his trademark street sound with a resounding conscious message.
Bella Shmurda reported on Instagram today, September 9th, 2021, that the EP had received a stunning 100 million streams across all music platforms, just two months after its release.
In the caption, he wrote;
To my fans,families Nd friends
The first E.p took me almost a year
Nd today I’m celebrating 100m+ in 2months God bless y’all ❤️💐 Ks HT 2.0 @dangbana__republik 🥶😘
The singer has been on a rollercoaster this year, from adding two luxurious whips (Benz and Ranger Rover) to his garage and been credited on Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” deluxe version.
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While all of this going on, fans are still waiting on Shmurda to release his debut album, “Hypertension‘ which in an interview in July, the singer revealed was ready.
According to him, the album would feature both Local and International artists like Popcaan, Victoria Kimani and Julian Marley.
Interestingly, the singer was recently reported by Mp3bullet.ng to have been sued by One Word Global Records Limited for copyright infringement.
Shmurda is reported to have a contract with One Word Global Records Limited that will expire in 2022.
According to the Label, the singer has been releasing, publishing, distributing, and promoting songs and videos without its knowledge and authority which is in violation of the contract’s terms.
While his contract with One Word Global Records Limited is still in effect, the singer has gone so far as to announce that he has been signed to another record company, Dangbana Republik.
The singer is also accused of collaborating with other artists without the permission of the record label.
The Label is also claiming ownership of the trademark for the name “Bella Shmurda” as well as the copyright in all musical works and recordings issued under or in connection with the name in the Originating process.
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