The worldwide music industry is focusing on Africa, and Nigeria’s new crop of artists is swiftly becoming the continent’s biggest success.
Top among these Nigerian artists is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also known as “Burna Boy,” who, according to Spotify’s ratings, has the second most-streamed album, trailing only Wizkid, who has the most-streamed album.
Mr. Owoyemi Ajayi, Spotify’s Account Manager, made the announcement in a statement.
Talented artists, excellent producers, DJs, local and worldwide promoters, top entertainment public relations, marketing specialists, and a growing local audience, according to Ajayi, deserve praise.
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“With the publication of his global breakout album, “African Giant,” the Afro-fusion musician took the music world by storm.
” Since then, he’s established himself as one of the biggest stars on the global music scene, a crossover sensation who refuses to compromise.”
Burna Boy’s ability to weave tales of love and educate audiences on politics and expressions of sensitivity, while creating true Afrobeats, is how he’s been able to capture the world’s attention, according to him.
Despite the fact that Burna Boy did not release an album in 2021, Ajayi claimed it was still a memorable year for him, with a slew of awards and sold-out shows throughout the world.
He mentioned that the two-time Grammy nominee won Best Global Music Record in the World Music category for his Twice as Tall album, which was released in 2020.
“This is a major win for Africans of my generation all throughout the world,” he said as he accepted his Grammy Award.
His latest appearances on chart-topping hits such as Question, Ginger, and Yaba Buluku solidify his vocal appendage as an Afro heirloom that artists from all over the world desire to include into their music.
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Burna Boy has developed a fashion niche for new-generation Afro-fusion acts, from the heavy gold chains that encircle his neck to his large collection of rings and gold and jewel-encrusted teeth grills.
Burna Boy, a Nigerian musician, rapper, and songwriter, is arguably one of Africa’s largest musical exports, with millions of monthly listeners worldwide,” he claimed.
Burna Boy was prominently included among the top 10 artists in practically every listed African country in Spotify’s recently released 2021 Wrapped data.
In Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, he was among the top ten most streamed artists. Kenya is the country with the lowest ranking among these countries, at number five.
His album “Twice as Tall” is among the top 10 albums of the year in Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda, according to Wrapped statistics, and is in the top 30 in Kenya.
Burna Boy’s rise in the music industry and numerous achievements are inspiring, as each step he takes raises him in the Nigerian music industry and the continent of Africa as a whole.
As Burna Boy continues to march forward, there’s a good chance that the doors he opens will be left open for aspiring musicians to follow in his footsteps.
He has persevered in his quest to be known as the ‘Odogwu,’ or even better, the ‘African Giant,’ of African music, particularly the Afro sound.
Spotify’s annual report highlights
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Nigerians dominate the list, with Wizkid topping the chart as Nigeria’s most-streamed musician. Burna Boy comes in second, and Davido comes in third.
Drake, the fourth most-streamed artist, is the only international act in the top five. The top five are rounded out by Olamide.
Tems tops the list of Nigeria’s most streamed female artists, demonstrating the country’s appreciation for native music.
Ayra Starr, who is also the November artist for Spotify EQUAL, is the second most-streamed female musician. Doja Cat, who came in third, is the only international performer in the top five. Teni is the fourth most streamed female musician, and Tiwa Savage is the fifth most streamed female artist.
LADIPOE’s Feeling was the most-streamed tune in Nigeria, followed by Peru by Fireboy DML and Ruger’s Bounce in third place. Understand by OmahLay is the fourth most-streamed track in Nigeria, with Monalisa by Lojay rounding out the top five.
Unsurprisingly, Wizkid’s rave-of-the-moment Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) is the most streamed album in Nigeria, with the original Made in Lagos coming in second, ahead of worldwide sensation Justin Bieber’s Justice, which comes in third.
Davido returns to the top five with his album A Better Time, which comes in fourth, while Drake’s latest release, Certified Lover Boy, rounds out the top five.
Hot Hits Naija is the most popular playlist among Nigerians, demonstrating how much they appreciate native music.
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The top ten lists are broken down in detail below.
WizKid is the most streamed artist in Nigeria, followed by Burna Boy, DaVido, and Drake.
Olamide is number five, Buju is number six, Justin Bieber is number seven, and Fireboy DML is number eight.
Rema is number nine.
Nigeria’s most streamed female artists
Teni 5. Tiwa Savage 6. Nicki Minaj 7. Billie Eilish 8. Ariana Grande 9. Tems 2. Ayra Starr 3. Doja Cat 4. Teni 5. Tiwa Savage 6. Nicki Minaj 7. Billie Eilish 8. Ariana Grande 9. Simi
Rihanna is number ten.