Most streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube 2022

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube 2023

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube

It is now a known fact that Nigerian music-or put better- African Music has gone as global as possible and there is always the need to measure what kind of success and traction (mostly through streaming) it is making out there, especially on digital platforms like YouTube where artists have to share the music videos to their songs through VEVO.



Meanwhile, here is the list of the most streamed Nigerian artists on YouTube<

*This list is updated monthly


10) Fireboy DML 

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube of all time

Total Career Streams: 612M

Ademola Adefolahan, also known by his stage name as Fireboy Dml, is a popular Nigerian singer signed to YBNL nation- a record label owned by Olamide.

Fireboy Dml has had a lot of sucess in the Nigerian industry. Although he just made his official debut in 2019, with his first studio album “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps”.


Within 3 years, Fireboy has gone from being a household name in Nigeria, to becoming a global superstar, especially with the release of “Peru” in 2021, now it’s remix with popular British Singer Ed Sheeran.

Peru” remix garnered ten million views on YouTube within the first week of its release and unseated Adele’s “Easy on me” on London Apple Music Chart.

It has also earned a Brit Single Certification


9) Yemi Alade 

Most Streamed Nigerian songs on YouTube

Total Career Streams: 702M

Number of Subscribers- 2M

Number of videos- 211

Double figure streams (*Millions): 13

Most streamed videos:
 “Bum Bum”
“Na Gode” ft. Selebobo

The major thing that makes Alade stand out is her ability to make herself different from other artists; and by different, I mean giving fans what she has made them realize only her could give- and that is her creative YouTube videos.

She makes such wonderful and thrilling videos that she has been dubbed “The Queen of Content”. Her recent release titled “Rain”– A Pan-African song featuring Mzansi Youth Choir, was extremely applauded for its scenery and beauty portraiture of Africa.

And who doesn’t remember “Shekere” the 2019 hit with Angelique Kidjo that is one of the Best Nigerian Music Videos till date?

Or even “Deceive”- where she featured Funke Akindele and fast tracked the video to The No 1 Nigerian YouTube Video in December 2020. She deserves all her trophyyyy.

Alade is currently the Most Followed Woman in Nigeria


8) Sinach

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube 2033

Total Career Streams: 730M

Number of Subscribers: 1.8M

Number of videos: 103

Double figure streams (*Millions): 8

Most streamed videos:
 “Waymaker
“I know who I am”
“The Name of Jesus”

After releasing her hit song “Waymaker” which has over 176 million views on YouTube, and being The first Nigerian to win “Song of the Year” at the 51st GMA Dove Awards, Sinach is easily the most recognized Gospel artist in Africa.

She was recognized by the US Congress while on tour in the United States of America. “Waymaker” has been covered by more than 60 gospel artists and has been the most played song in churches across the United States in 2020.

Sinach is signed to Loveworld records


7) Rema

Most Streamed Nigerian Artists

Total Career Streams: 936M

Rema’s break was meteoric. He signed to Mavin Records and released “Iron man”, “Dumebi” and “Woman”.


He just recently his debut album “Rave and Roses” and currently holds the record for the most viewed Afrobeats song ever on YouTube.


6) Tekno

Total Career Streams: 950M

most streamed Nigerian artists youtube


Number of Subscribers- 2.1M

Number of Videos- 63

Double figure streams (*Millions): 15

Most streamed videos:
 “Pana”
 “Diana”
 “Duro”

Tekno still has it good in the music industry, but after taking a minute breaking and sticking to writing songs, one may begin to wonder if he still has good music on lockdown. But you know what they say? “Once you good, you good”.

He has been making good music over the past few months and his YouTube stats emphatically shows that. This guy has made the best Nigerian hits till date, with songs like “Pana”, “Diana”, “Skeletun”, “Woman”, and “Rara”

Read: Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on spotify


5) Psquare

Nigerian Artists YouTube 2023

Total Career Streams: 1B

This duo are back together and they ruled the early 2010s with their hit songs like Personally!



4) Ckay

Most Streamed Nigerian singers on YouTube

Total Career Streams: 1.1B


Number of Subscribers- 3.2M

Number of Videos- 66

Double figure streams: (*Millions): 4

Most streamed videos:
“Love Nwantiti” ft. Joeboy and Kuami Eugene
“Love Nwantiti”
“Love Nwantiti” (North African Remix)

I think when Ckay wakes up, the first thing he does is wonder how a single song is able to revitalize one’s life and music career so much that you actually don’t recover from it throughout your career.

Because of his popular hit song “Love Nwantintin”, Ckay was the Most Streamed Nigerian Artist on Spotify with more than 140M streams on a particular song.

The remixes he has had with “Love Nwantintin” are even making bigger waves and charting boards in US, UK, Switzerland, Argentina and Germany


3) Davido

Most Streamed Nigerian YouTube artists

Total Career Streams: 1.2B

Number of subscribers: 3M

Number of videos: 69

Double figure streams (*Millions) – 10

Most streamed videos:

Of course, the top spot always goes to Davido, but this is not because he comes from money. It’s because he has been able to consistently use his talent to deliver fresh music all the time.



This guy is responsible for most of hits that graced the Nigerian Music industry about 6, 7 years ago when there were not many artists releasing hit songs. You have “Aye”, “If”, “Assurance”, “fia”. And recently, off his sophomore album- “A better time”, we have “Fem”, “Shopping Spree” and “Holy Ground”.


2) Wizkid

Total Career Streams: 1.6B

most streamed Nigerian artists youtube


Number of Subscribers- 2.4M

Number of Videos- 88

Double figure streams (*Millions): 7

Most streamed videos:
 “Come closer ft Drake”
 “Fever”

The G.O.A.T himself. There seems to be mutual agreement that Wizkid is now the “forte holder” of Nigerian Music.

After “Made in Lagos”– which did not leave billboard and charts till forever and on the Twitter, it is undeniable that the man has established himself as a legend.

He has three Grammy Nominations now and has one of the most popular songs in the world “Essence”. The level of worship with which Nigerians hold Wizkid is just deserving because he has come a long way!

Most streamed Nigerian Artists on Apple Music 2023


1) Burna Boy

Total Career Streams: 1.9B

most streamed Nigerian artists youtube

Burna Boy

Number of Subscribers- 2.6M

Number of videos- 109

Double figure streams (*Millions) – 15

Most streamed videos:
“On the low”

Give it up for the only Nigerian with a Grammy Award- yet {Without association}.

Burna has made a huge mark in the industry and funny, he is still like 28 years old, which means he is just getting started!

With hits like “On the low”, “Ye’ and “Kilometre”, he proves that making hits comes easy with him. He also has incredible Spotify streams and monthly listeners.


By highest streams, below is the list of the most streamed Nigerian Artists on YouTube:


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Where does Calm down by Rema come in????
Needs quick update

Wizkid is the most streams on YouTube

Anonymous Donor

Duro – Tekno
Come Closer – Wizkid

Tekno’s Duro has 89m views, more than the other two listed for him

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