- The Spotify Wrapped 2023 demonstrated Nigeria's continental music scene dominance again as Burna Boy, Asake Davido, and Omah Lay made the top 10
- For the second year running, the African Giant coroner maintained his position as the most streamed African artiste in Sub-Saharan Africa on Spotify
- Fast-rising singer Asake had two of his albums feature among the most streamed, while Davido's Timeless album also topped the chat
Spotify has released its year-end 2023, an annual data-driven analysis of how users listened to podcasts and music.
American superstar Drake became the most streamed artiste in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), followed by Burna Boy, who became the most streamed African artiste in SSA for the second time after 2022.
Asake, Davido, and Omah Lay reached the top ten, indicating Nigeria's pre-eminence in the continental music scene.
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Ayra Starr debuted at number eleven and was the most streamed female artiste in SSA. She slightly missed the list of the region's top ten most streamed artists.
Ruger's Asiwaju and Ayra Starr's Rush are the two most popular songs in the region. The most streamed song in Nigeria this year, Asake's Lonely At The Top, is just one of several Nigerian songs that made the cut.
The only South African artiste on the list is Tyla ICU with 'Mnike'. At the same time, 'People', by Cameroonian breakout singer Libianca, comes in at number eight, nearly a year after its release.
'Feel' and 'Unavailable,' both featuring Musa Keys, are two of the most streamed tunes in South Africa. At the same time, Davido's album Timeless, released earlier this year, is the most streamed album in the region overall.
Among the most streamed albums in Sub-Saharan Africa are two by the Nigerian artiste Asake: Mr. Money With the Vibe and Work of Art.
Rema is the most exported artist in SSA because of the success of her single 'Calm Down,' which features US singer Selena Gomez and is also the most exported track from the country. The music is also the sixth most streamed track in the world and the first African-led single to exceed a billion streams on Spotify.
"Nigeria is a hotbed of musical talent, and we're incredibly proud to showcase the diversity and passion of Nigerian music lovers through Wrapped," Spotify's head of music for sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu, said.
"This year's Wrapped is a testament to the power of music to connect people and bring them closer to the culture and traditions of Nigeria."
Burna Boy shares lovely photo of Makola market women
Not long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that multiple award-winning Nigerian afrobeat musician Burna Boy melted the hearts of many after putting up a billboard for the Makola market women who jumped onto his City Boys viral challenge.
The Makola market women, who are part of Official Starter's Happy Town Project, caught the attention of Burna Boy with their dance video to City Boys, which went viral. The It's Plenty hitmaker posted a comment under their viral video.
Awestruck by the video, the link was then shared in the group chat of Burna Boy's team, Team Burna, and later on, a billboard was mounted at Makola Market to honour the women.
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