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How Somali Musician Nimco Happy Became An Overnight Sensation Worldwide
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How Somali Musician Nimco Happy Became An Overnight Sensation Worldwide

Nimco Happy's Song 'Isii Nafta' which set the internet ablaze in the past weeks has been given an official release. With the help of Ikran Dahir, a journalist at Buzzfeed news the singer now has her own link on Spotify and other streaming platforms. The song has been watched millions of times on TikTok, an online video-sharing platform and caught the attention of Hip Hop star Cardi B and South African comedian, Trevor Noah who shared on their social media platforms. ''Listen we tried," Cardi B captioned the video for her more than 13 million TikTok followers. "Should we do more TikToks? Having some sister fun-time." The video posted by Cardi B has since been viewed more than 24 million times in less than 24 hours. In many of the clips, people are singing to the chorus, which switches between Somali, English, Arabic and Swahili. The song was officially released in 2017. Nimco Happy who opened a new TikTok account in the past 24 hours has now been verified with more than 100,000 followers and over 800,000 likes.

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