Nigerian artists with highest monthly listeners on Spotify
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.
10 Tiwa Savage has 1.3 million 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, and her latest album- Celia.
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)
9 Olamide has 1.4 Million Monthly listeners on Spotify
Most streamed songs: Infinity, Loading, Motigbana, Carpe Diem, Uy Scuti
Albums: UY SCUTI, CARPE DIEM, 999
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, with the release of his 2021 album- UY SCUTI. A Master class by the way.
Olamide signed two breakout artists- Omah Lay and Fireboy DML
8 Omah Lay has 1.5 million monthly listeners on 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.
7 Yemi Alade has 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify
Most streamed songs: Johnny, Deceive, My Power, I Choose You
Albums: EMPRESS, WOMAN OF STEEL, MAMA AFRICA
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
6 Rema has 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify
Most streamed songs: Dumebi, Dimension, 44, Soundgasm
Rema’s break was meteoric, to releasing “Iron man”, “Dumebi” and “Woman”, he has not released an album yet and still has 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Watch out for that boy!
5 Davido has 3.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify
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. 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
4 Mr. Eazi has 4.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify
Most streamed songs: COMO UN BEBE, Lento, Leg over
ALBUMS: LIFE IS EAZI VOL 1, LIFE IS EAZI VO1 2, SOMETHING ELSE
3 Tems has 6.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify
Most streamed songs: Essence, Damages, Free mind
ALBUM: FOR BROKEN EARS
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 relase of her EP “For Broken Ears” and her collaboration with Wizkid, brought her massive success
2 Burna Boy has 9.2 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
1 Wizkid has 9.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify
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
Nigerian artists with highest listeners on Spotify
1. Wizkid- 9.3 million monthly listeners
2. Burna Boy- 9.2 million monthly listeners
3. Tems- 6.8 million monthly listeners
4. MR EAZI- 4.8 million monthly listeners
5. Davido- 3.2 million monthly listeners
6. Rema- 3 million monthly listeners
7. Yemi Alade- 1.5 million monthly listeners
8. Omah Lay- 1.5 million monthly listeners
9. Olamide-1.4 million monthly listeners
10. Tiwa Savage- 1.3 million monthly listeners
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