Nigerian albums that have surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify

Nigerian albums that have surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify

Nigerian is diversified, with wide range of regional and national musical traditions, which is indicative of the breadth of the continent.

Whether it’s Juju, Apala, Highlife, or Afrobeat, rhythm has always been vital component in Nigerian music, along with variety of sounds and a feel-good element.

Nigerian albums that have surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify
Nigerian albums that have surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify

From the colonial period, when Juju was the dominant sound in the clubs in Lagos, to the post-independence period, when Highlife had overtaken Juju in popularity, the blending of many sounds and beats to create new hybrid sound persisted.

Fela started playing jazz music, but in the 1960s he changed things up and invented Afrobeat, which is undoubtedly Nigeria’s biggest musical export.

Afrobeat was created by blending numerous musical styles, including Ghanaian Highlife, Fuji, American Jazz, Soul, and Funk.

These genres were combined to produce hybrid genre that had never been seen before and took the entire world by storm.

The Nigerian scene was once seen as average and restricted to a particular genre. If you want to see these musicians perform, you can only listen to their songs on radios, watch their videos on television (if they are accessible), or go to live events and pay a lot of money to get in.

The development of this musical skill wasn’t lucrative, and Nigerian artists tended to sing in a limited number of genres and in a certain style.

It is reasonable to suppose that they were a little hesitant to experiment and compose new music.

Nigerian albums that have surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify

Burna Boy – African Giant’ 

African Giant is the fourth studio by Nigerian singer Burna Boy, the was released on July 26, 2019, by Spaceship Entertainment, Bad Habit, Atlantic Records and Warner Music.

The is a mixture of Afrobeats, Afrobeat, dancehall, pop and hip hop. It was produced primarily by Kel-P, along with production from Benjamz, Dre Skull and Skrillex, among others.

Ckay –  Ckay the First

CKay the First is the second extended play by Nigerian singer-songwriter CKay. It was released on 30 August 2019 by Chocolate City through Warner Group.

It was self-produced by CKay, with additional production from Tempoe, Real Btee, and its exclusive producer Audu Maikori.

It features guest appearances from DJ Lambo, BOJ, Blaqbonez, and Barry Jhay

Wizkid –  Made in Lagos: Deluxe

Made in Lagos is the fourth studio by Nigerian singer Wizkid, it was released on 30 October 2020 by Starboy Entertainment and RCA Records.

The features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Skepta, H.E.R., Ella Mai, Tay Iwar, Projexx, Tems, Damian Marley, Terri and was executive produced by P2J.

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