Sjava’s ‘Isibuko’ racks up 7.7 million streams just days after release

Sjava. Picture: Supplied

Sjava. Picture: Supplied

Published Feb 5, 2023


If the numbers are anything to go by, award-winning musician Sjava has met his fans’ expectations with his latest album, “Isibuko”.

The full-length (18-track) studio album released last week after a five-year hiatus. And by the looks of it, fans were desperately awaiting the offering.

“Isibuko“ speaks of Sjava’s experiences and growth as a person.

In a media statement he said: “This album is a reflection of my journey over the last few years and speaks to my experiences and growth as a person and as a musician.”

The “Umqhele” hitmaker took to his social media platforms to thank his fans for their overwhelming support.

Along with a picture showing the various digital streaming site numbers, he wrote: “Numbers just in! Thank you so much for your support, siyabonga kakhulu.🙏🏽❤️.”

According to the stats, “Isibuko“ racked up 7.7 million streams combined from Apple Music, YouTube and Spotify among others in just a few days since its release.

— Sjava indlalifa (@Sjava_atm) February 1, 2023

Under the comments his fans congratulated him on the victory and shared their favourite songs and other thoughts of the album.

@Lindzeka_usa said: “You really outdid yourself on this one Bhungane🙌🏾🔥 Congratulations 🎉 Your ability to write from a woman’s point of view is just incredible 🤌🏾🥺🤍.”

— Lindeka_U.S.A 🇺🇸🇿🇦 (@Lindzeka_usa) February 1, 2023

@the1_KingK wrote how one of the tracks saved him from attempting suicide.

“I was about to give up everything but THIXO made me remember who I am and I survived multiple suicidal attacks and I was about to do for one last time because everything is just falling apart @Sjava_atm thank you so much…”

— KingK 🤴🏾 (@the1_KingK) February 2, 2023

Common Sense commented: “And we thank you for the beautiful music. From the bottom of our hearts.🫡”

@chuenejuice said: “Bro your album deserves more than 5× platinum trust me💯🤞 You really saved many lives😢😪😭.”

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