Spotify has announced this week’s global charts, revealing a list of Nigerian artists, songs, and albums that have dominated its platform.
This music streaming service was launched in Nigeria in 2021, and since then, the average number of musicians streamed per user has increased by 60%, while Nigerian music lovers have generated over 1.3 million personalised playlists.
According to the weekly report, Asake, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido dominated the local music scene, leading the list of the most streamed local artists.
Asake is ranked first in the Nigerian artist rankings for the week, followed by Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, BUJU, Mayorkun, Zinoleesky, Rema, and Ayra Starr.
Top song lists
Peace Reach Unto You (PBUY) by Asake takes the lead on the Top Songs Nigeria list, jumping up 28 places to be the week’s number one. Call Me Every Day by Chris Brown featuring Wizkid is the next song on the Top Songs Nigeria chart.
‘Omo Ope’, Asake’s song featuring Olamide is still on the charts, making it 19 weeks in a row.
Top Nigerian tracks for the week
According to the streaming network’s list, the top five tracks in Nigeria are ‘Peace Be Unto You’ (PBUY) by Asake, ‘Call Me Every Day’ by Chris Brown, and ‘PALAZZO’ by Spinall and Asake, ‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy, ‘Overloading’ (OVERDOSE) by Mavins, Crayon, Ayra Starr, LADIPOE, Magixx, and Boy Spyce,
The five top albums that were streamed the most, according to Spotify, are Rema’s ‘Rave & Roses’, Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ (MiL): Deluxe Edition, Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr Morale & The Big Steppers’, Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’, and Ruger’s ‘The Second Wave Deluxe’.
Global Support for Afrobeat
Despite its dynamic nature and the availability of new artists in the area, Afrobeat has earned a lot of appeal in the global market and Spotify can attest to that. The industry has recently garnered widespread international exposure, possibly as a result of its influence on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and even comedic acts.
During the music streaming platform’s first anniversary in Nigeria, the company revealed data on ranking artists in Nigeria who had topped the platform’s export local artists list.
CKay, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, and Mr Eazi were among those who performed best and most of these successful exported songs are the result of collaborations between Nigerian artists and international artists.
Indeed, Nigerian music is gaining international attention, and its popularity is projected to drive the global appeal of Afrobeat music.
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