Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on Spotify (September 2022)
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Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on Spotify (September 2022)

Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on Spotify

Note: This list is updated every month.

The Nigerian Music Industry is one of the biggest music industries in the world right now, and between the space of 2019-2021, it has transitioned internationally at an extremely quickened pace.

Below is the list of Nigerian singers with highest listeners on Spotify.

*There is a 1M Benchmark

19) Yemi Alade

Most streamed Nigerian Artists on Spotify

Yemi Alade has 1.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Johnny, Deceive, My Power, I Choose You

Albums: EMPRESS, WOMAN OF STEEL, MAMA AFRICA

Read: Yemi Alade: ‘EMPRESS’ album review

Most times, people are actually shocked that Yemi Alade has such a huge fan base. But then, it is expected, and what adds to garnering such fan base is because she is a successful touring artiste, and is in fact one of the best touring artiste Africa can boast of.

This helps her build fan base in several countries.

In fact, she disclosed in an interview that a lot of people actually fly from their countries just to watch her perform anytime she tours.

She is the first female African singer to reach one million subscribers on YouTube.

She signed with Effyzie music group after winning a peak talent show and has been with the label ever since. Her notable works (Albums) include: ‘Mama Africa’, ‘Woman of steel’ and ‘Empress’

Currently, Yemi Alade is the most followed woman in Nigeria

Listen to Yemi Alade on Spotify

18) Tiwa Savage

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Tiwa Savage has 1.7M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Ma lo, Koroba, Temptation, Somebody’s son

Albums: Celia, R.E.D, SUGARCANE

Tiwa Savage has come a long way in the music industry, and has carved such a niche for herself that it is impossible to doubt or question her success. In the early years of her life, she used to sing back up for the likes of Mary J Blige.

Yes, that is how far she has come. Even though she is quite older than her counterparts, she proves that she is never out of touch by dishing out sizzling singles, her latest album- Celia, and EP- “Water and Garri”

Tiwa was formerly signed to Mavin records owned by Don Jazzy and she was with the label for a long time. However, she switched up around 2019 and signed to international Music label Universal music group.

Her dedication and dexterity in her craft explains how she is one of the most followed people in Nigeria. Her notable works (albums) include: Celia (2020), Sugarcane (EP)

Listen to Tiwa Savage on Spotify

17) L.A.X

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L.A.X has 1.8M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: “Sempe” “Go low” “Run away”

Albums: BAL Sombre, Zaza Vibes

L.A.X has evolved as an artist and his growth is absolutely undeniable. He has groomed himself to become one of Nigeria’s finest singers without undue pressure or competition.

Click here to listen to LAX on Spotify

16) Olamide

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Olamide has 1.9M monthly listeners on Spotify

Albums: UY SCUTI, CARPE DIEM, 999

Most streamed songs: Infinity, Loading, Motigbana, Carpe Diem, Uy Scuti

In the Nigerian Music Scene, Olamide has become a legend. He has found a way to become extremely relevant with each era of music in Nigeria.

The guy does not rest! After dropping the hit album- “Carpe Diem” in 2020, he has shown again that he is a force to be reckoned with, especially with the release of his masterclass album “UY SCUTI”.

Olamide owns YBNL Record Label, and has successfully signed tow breakout artists- Omah Lay and Fireboy Dml

Listen to Olamide on Spotify

15) Joeboy

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Joeboy has 1.9M monthly listeners on Spotify

Album: “Somewhere Between Beauty and Magic”

Most streamed songs: Sip (Alcohol), Baby, Door, Abeg

Joseph Akinwale, popularly known by his stage name- Joeboy, was discovered by Mr Eazi in 2017. Joeboy officially released songs in 2019, but the kind of massive success the songs had, is enough to doubt the fact that the 24 year old is a newcomer.

With the releases of his songs “Baby” and “Beginning” which surpassed 25 million views on YouTube upon release, Joeboy was set for a sucessful music career.

In 2021, Joeboy blessed Nigeria with the release of his hit single “Alcohol

Listen to Joeboy on Spotify

14) Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold has 2.4M monthly listeners on Spotify

Adekunle Gold Spotify

Most streamed songs: High, Sinner

Albums: 27, Afropop Vol 1, Catch me if you can

With breakthrough hit songs like “Orente“, “No forget” and “Ire“, Adekunle Gold has paid his dues in the industry. He has really come a long way and was once signed to Olamide’s record label- YBNL. We can’t get over his new album.

Listen to Adekunle Gold on Spotify

13) Kizz Daniel

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Kizz Daniel has 2.2M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most Streamed Songs: “Nesesari“, “Lie” “Eh God”Pour me water

Albums: “King of Love”, “Barnabas”, “No bad songz”

The King of Love himself. Kizz Daniel has to be the most versatile male artiste Nigeria can ever boast of. Singlehandedly, he produced three hot singles off his “Barnabas” EP- which is a classic by the way.

Kizz Daniel is here to stay for a long time, and his raw talent is proof of that!

Click here to listen to Kizz Daniel on Spotify

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12) 1DA BANTON

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1Da Banton

1Da Banton has 2.1M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most Streamed songs: No Wahala, No Wahala Remix, No Sleeping

It is no longer news that No Wahala by 1da Banton, was one of the biggest hits of 2021.

No Wahala was played literally everywhere in the country, and even though 1da Banton is an upcoming artist,

No Wahala has catapulted him into the limelight as the music video for No Wahala has now surpassed 15 million views on YouTube.

That is indeed success! But the biggest news is that No Wahala has landed a remix with Kizz Daniel and Tiwa Savage- Two GOATS!


11) Ayra Starr

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Ayra Starr has 2.7M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Bloody Samaritan, Fashion killer, Away, Beggie Beggie

Album(s): Ayra Starr, 19 & Dangerous

If anyone has forged a completely talent-based career for herself in the music industry, it’s Ayra Starr. True, Ayra was made popular based on Don Jazzy’s credibility, but people could have chosen to reject her.

She is talented, her sound is dynamic and she knows about music, hence the attention.

After the release of her eponymous debut Ep in 2022- “Ayra Starr” and the release of her debut album- “19 & Dangerous”, Ayra Starr charted on Billboard as next big sound.

She also had a smash hit off her debut album. “Bloody Samaritan” is said to be under probability of remix with American Singer Kelly Rowland.

Listen to Ayra Starr on Spotify

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10) Buju {BNXN}

Nigerian artists with most streams spotify
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Buju has 3.8M monthly listeners on Spotify

Most Streamed songs: “Italy {Refix}”, “Mood”, “Feeling”, “Lenu”

Albums: “24hrs in Lagos City”, “Sorry I’m late”

Buju has been serving Nigerians a lot of hit songs back to back since his break into the music industry. He has a unique sound that makes you want to listen to his genre of music separately.

Buju describes his genre of music as “Afrofusion

Buju- Real name “Daniel Benson”, coined his stage name from “Beauty Underneath Just Understood” {BUJU}.

However, Buju recently changed his name to BNXN

Fans are really thrilled for his forthcoming album!

Click here to listen to BUJU in Spotify

9) Omah Lay

Omah Lay has 3.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify

Omah Lay Spotify

Most streamed songs: Bad influence, Godly, Damn

ALBUMS: GET LAYD, WHAT HAVE WE DONE?

Omah Lay’s breakout was well thought and deserved. He was a record producer before he became a singer.

The releases of his EP- “Get Layd” and “What have we done” was to critical acclaim.

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8) Davido

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Davido has 4.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify

(See more detailed Davido’s Spotify Stats here)

Most streamed songs: Fall, Know your worth, D&G, Jowo

ALBUMS:
A GOOD TIME, A BETTER TIME, SON OF MERCY

Of course, the top spot always goes to Davido, and not only because he comes from a wealthy family, but because he is talented.

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Over the years, David (David Adeleke) has built a successful career for himself and also has a very interesting lifestyle.

People are always talking about him and he trends on twitter at least four times in a month.

But that is not just all, he has worked well in building his music career, headlining shows and touring several cities.

Davido is Nigerian-American because he was born in American but was raised in Nigeria. His notable works include: “A better time” Album), “A good time” and “Son of mercy” (EP)

Davido is currently the most followed person in Nigeria

Listen to Davido on Spotify

7) MR EAZI

MR EAZI Spotify

Mr. Eazi has 4.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify

A lot of MR Eazi’s success can be attributed to the fact that he broke into the Caribbean, Latino and Spanish community.

They looove him. And this love has always placed him at the top of charts and ensured his projects do very well on streaming platforms.

Most streamed songs: COMO UN BEBE, Lento, Leg over

ALBUMS: LIFE IS EAZI VOL 1, LIFE IS EAZI VO1 2, SOMETHING ELSE

Listen to Mr Eazi on Spotify

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6) Fireboy Dml

Fireboy Dml Spotify monthly listeners

Fireboy Dml has 7.4M monthly listeners on Spotify

Albums: Apollo, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps, Playboy

Most Streamed Songs: Peru, Peru remix, Running, Vibration, Sere

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

Listen to Fireboy Dml on Spotify

5) Wizkid

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Wizkid has 9.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify

(See more detailed Wizkid Spotify stats here)

Most streamed songs: Essence, Ginger, Joro

ALBUMS: MADE IN LAGOS. SUPERSTAR, AYO, SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

Wizkid is the G.O.A.T of music in Nigeria, African countries and foreign countries. Wizkid has to be the most successful artiste Nigeria ever has. Drake collaborated with him in 2012 and the song was a smash hit. Beyoncé’s ‘Brown skin girl’ also has him on it.

If America can boast of Kanye west, Jay Z and Drake, then Africa can boast of Wizkid with a chest thump. “Made in Lagos”- his recent album broke so many records- just too many. It also charted on Billboard world album for several weeks after its release and is still charting on a lot of charts till date.

The release of his hit song “Essence” featuring Justin Bieber is the talk of the world now

His notable works (Albums) are: ‘Made in Lagos’ and ‘Ayo

Listen to Wizkid on Spotify

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4) Ckay
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Ckay has 14.9 Million monthly listeners on spotify

Ckay made his debut in 2019, still, his art has skyrocketed his music. Surprisingly, he has released no album yet.

He makes music differently. With unique touch and connective vibes. His hit song “Love nwantiti” recently took over TikTok and he also recently made history as the First African Artist to hit 20 million monthly Spotify listeners.

That guy, is a gem!

Most streamed songs: Love Nwantiti, Kiss me like you miss me, Felony.

EPs: Ckay The First, Boyfriend, Sad Romance (Album)

3) Tems

Tems Spotify

Tems has 15.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Essence, Damages, Free mind

EP: FOR BROKEN EARS, If Orange was a Place

Tems has had it good in the Nigerian Music industry. In the female category, she has the most monthly listeners on Spotify in Nigeria. The release of her EP “For Broken Ears” and her collaboration with Wizkid, brought her massive success.

Consequently, her collaboration with Drake and the release of her sophomore EP “For Broken Ears”, has shot her into the global sphere.

In September, Tems met Rihanna in Rihanna’s Savage and Fenty show

Listen to Tems on Spotify

2) Burna Boy

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Burna Boy has 18.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Location, on the low, ye

A legend. Well, because he is the first Nigerian to be nominated for, and to win a Grammy Award! With two Grammy nominations and one win, Burna Boy has transcended the national space into the international space. He’s had major collaborations with Justin Bieber and Sia on their latest albums.

His notable albums are: Twice as Tall and African Giant

Listen to Burna Boy on Spotify

1) Rema

Rema Spotify

Rema has 21.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify

Most streamed songs: Dumebi, Dimension, 44, Soundgasm

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

He just released his debut album “Rave and Roses“. Watch out for that boy!

Listen to Rema on Spotify

Nigerian artists with highest listeners on Spotify (August 2022)

1) Rema: 21.6 Million
2) Burna Boy: 18.3 Million
3) Tems: 15.3 Million
4) Ckay: 14.9 Million
5) Wizkid: 9.1 Million
6) Fireboy DML: 7.4 Million
7) Mr Eazi: 4.9 Million
8) Davido: 4.3 Milion
9) Omah Lay: 3.9 Million
10) Buju (BNXN): 3.8 Million

Therefore, it stands, that Rema is currently the Nigerian Artist with most listeners on Spotify with over 21M Monthly listeners

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Olayiide Bolaji is a writer at The Scoove Africa whose interests span in music and movies. He is also a freelance A&R personel.

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