JOHANNESBURG- The Recording Industry of SA (RISA) has denied that it confirmed rapper Cassper Nyovest’s claim that his three albums, released between 2013 and 2017, have sold more than 10 million units.
Earlier this week, the Destiny hitmaker took to twitter to thank her fans for their support, after he had apparently learnt that he was South Africa’s top selling artist with 10 million records sold.
“Dreams come true, 10 million wow man. This plaque just got delivered to my house.
“I’ve passed 10 million units sold in my career. We have gone multi- platinum. This one is for the fans. Your support is truly amazing,” Nyovest tweeted, before RISA called him out for circulating unverified claims
CEO of RISA and advocate Nhlanhla Sibisi denied having out-rightly pronounced the sales claims as being accurate but quickly said in an industry that has yet to include streaming and downloads into its monitoring system with a model to certify these kind of sales, it was difficult to say the rapper had achieved the milestones.
“We are yet to have measures in place to monitor streaming services and such problems into our monitoring system,” said Sibisi.
“It is possible that Cassper Nyovest has sold 10 million copies as in streaming language. A single song can be said to be a record on its own.” He added. “Without having received any sales’ records as Risa, Risa would not dispute nor verify the claims.