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    2021: Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify

    These are the top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify in 2021

    In a first for the region, here are the 2021 Wrapped results, defining how Nigerians sought to stay entertained, informed, and connected with their favorite local and global music artists, and here are the top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify.

    Nigerians dominate the list, with Wizkid coming in as the most-streamed artist in Nigeria. He is followed by Burna Boy, then Davido is third.

    In a year when we were getting to grips with the new normal, what was Nigeria’s soundtrack?

    2021: Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify
    2021: Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify

    Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify

    Wizkid

    Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as WizkidWizzy, Big Wiz, Machala, or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    2021: Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify
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    The recipient of several international music nominations and awards, He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017.

    In 2019, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the collaboration “Brown Skin Girl”, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Wizkid

    His fourth album, Made in Lagos, was released in October 2020, to wide commercial success and acclaim.

    The album includes the single “Essence”, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Burna Boy

    Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Burna Boy

    He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).

    In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Burna Boy

    His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut, in 2021, he won the award for Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

    Davido

    David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Davido

    Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Davido

    In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he also released a number of hit singles and in January 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony Music.

    Drake

    Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, and actor.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Drake

    Gaining recognition by starring in the teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–08)

    Drake pursued a career in music releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006;

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Drake

    He subsequently released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment.

    Olamide

    Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide BaddoBaddoSneh, or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Olamide

    He records in Yoruba and English, in 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.

    Top 20 most respected artists in Nigeria at the moment
    Olamide

    Buju

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Buju

    Buju originally named Daniel Benson is a fast-rising 21-year-old Nigerian Afro-Fusion singer and who draws inspiration to create music ranging from his personal experiences, his environment, or the experiences of his friends.o9

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Buju

    His ability to tell stories effortlessly in his music whilst including vivid melodies and harmony is something that has made his music a ‘must-listen as it’s unexplainably enjoyable

    Justin Bieber

    Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer. He was discovered by American record executive Scooter Braun and signed with RBMG Records in 2008, gaining recognition with the release of his debut seven-track EP My World (2009) and soon establishing himself as a teen idol.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Justin Bieber

    Bieber achieved commercial success with his teen pop-driven debut studio album, My World 2.0 (2010), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200, making him the youngest solo male act to top the chart in 47 years



    Fireboy DML 

    Adedamola Adefolahan (born 5 February 1996), known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Fireboy DML

    He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.

    His debut studio album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps was released in 2019.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Fireboy DML

    He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

    Rema

    Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Rema

    He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Rema

    In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.

    Tems

    Temilade Openiyi better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer.

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Tems

    In 2021, she earned two US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” from his album Certified Lover Boy, and the Wizkid single “Essence”;

    Top 10 most-streamed Nigerian artists on Spotify in 2021
    Tems

    The latter of which reached the top ten following a remix by Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.

     

    2021: Top 10 most-streamed artists in Nigeria on Spotify

    1. Wizkid,
    2. Burna Boy,
    3. Davido,
    4. Drake,
    5. Olamide,
    6. Buju,
    7. Justin Bieber,
    8. Fireboy DML,
    9. Rema,
    10. Tems,

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