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The Recording Certification of Nigeria (RCN)

The Recording Certification of Nigeria is an organization that aims to create the Nigerian music industry’s foremost award program for the celebration of artistic achievement in the music market. The awards are given to artistes who have met unique standards, with the goal of becoming the benchmark for artistic success in the country.

RCN members include TurnTable Charts, the foremost music chart publication in Nigeria, who provide the criteria and metrics for the awards issued, and the founding members of WeTalkSound, the largest music community in the country.

Certification

Certification is divided into three tiers;

  • Short Form Video

  • Freemium Audio Streaming (FAS)

  • Paid Audio Streaming and Sales (PAS)

Gold and Platinum awards are issued for all tiers of certification by RCN. The certification for Short Form Videos and Freemium Audio Streaming (FAS) are automatic while the certification for Paid Audio Streaming & Sales (PAS) is issued on request, backed with proof, by the artistes/managers/record labels.

Short Form Videos

    • Gold: 2,500 units

    • Platinum: 5,000 units

    • Multi-Platinum: 10,000 units

Singles (FAS)

  • Gold: 10,000 units

  • Platinum: 20,000 units

  • Multi-Platinum: 40,000 units

1 unit = 300 equivalent streams/view

Albums (FAS)

  • Gold: 10,000 units

  • Platinum: 20,000 units

  • Multi-Platinum: 40,000 units

1 unit = 3000 equivalent streams/views

Singles (PAS)

  • The criteria for this award will be revealed later

Albums (PAS)

  • The criteria for this award will be revealed later