Burna Boy, Asake, others make list of top 10 most streamed male artistes for 2022

Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy, is among the 10 most streamed male artistes in Nigeria, Spotify, an online streaming platform, has announced.

On Wednesday, Victor Okpala, Spotify’s Artiste & Label Partnerships Manager, West Africa, said the list was observed by Spotify and published as “Wrapped”.

The other artistes listed in the top 10 included Asake, Wizkid, BNXN fka Buju, Davido, Drake, Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Rema and Kizz Daniel.

Okpala said the top most streamed female artistes in Nigeria were Ayra Starr, Tems, Rihanna, Asa, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Fave, Billie Eilish, Simi and Beyoncé.

He also listed the top 10 most streamed tracks in Nigeria in 2022 as “Last Last” by Burna Boy, “Peace Be Unto You” by Asake; “Bandana” by Fireboy DML; “Finesse” by Pheelz; “Omo Ope” by Asake; “Terminator” by Asake; “Overloading (OVERDOSE)” by Mavins; “PALAZZO” by SPINALL; “Calm Down” by Rema and “It is Plenty” by Burna Boy.

“Spotify announced this year’s edition of Wrapped, its hotly anticipated annual round-up of the top artistes and music of the year as streamed by users around the world.

“And this year’s data paints a picture of how Nigerian music captured hearts at home and around the world.

“The year in Afrobeats was defined by the emergence of a hybrid Amapiano sound, an endless pipeline of hits, and new heights for a generation of pop royalty who are questioning our ideas of what’s popular in style and sound,” he said.

Okpala noted that Nigerians listened more to local music in 2022, with a 291 per cent year-on-year increase in local music consumption compared to 2021.

“2022 is the year that Burna Boy set the world on fire- claiming the number one spot as the most streamed artist in Nigeria.

“His track Last Last takes the crown for Nigeria’s most streamed and most hearted song.

“Spotify RADAR alumnus, Ayra Starr, is the most streamed female artiste in Nigeria, while Tems has the leading vibe among Nigeria’s musical exports in 2022.

“Wait For You, the singer’s collaboration with Future & Drake, was the top Nigerian song export of the year,” he said.

Okpala listed the most streamed albums as “Love, Damini” by Burna Boy; “Mr Money With The Vibe” by Asake; “Playboy” by Fireboy DML; “Boy Alone” by Omah Lay; “Rave & Roses” by Rema and Made In Lagos.

“The most streamed playlists in Nigeria are Hot Hits Naija, African Heat, Gbedu, Traffic Jams Naija, Bubblin, Afro Hits, Afropop, Today’s Top Hits, Party Dey and New Music Friday Naija,” he said. 


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