Below are African artists that have debuted on the UK singles chart either as lead or as featured.
Therefore, over time African artist acceptance in the world has impacted the UK official singles chart.
Official UK Singles Chart is a UK chart that records the highest selling singles in the United Kingdom, it is recognized as an official measure of singles popularity because it is the most extensive research board in music.
However, based on streaming, paid downloads, and physical sales, it is organized by the Official Charts Company (OCC), this is a list of African Artiste that have debuted on the UK Singles Chart.
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Wizkid – 8 Entries
Nigerian Afrobeat heavyweight Wizkid has 8 entries on the Official UK Singles Chart since his global dominance, 2 entry as lead artist, 3 as a featured artist, and 3 as a joint (Co-Own), he was the first-ever African artist to debut Number #1 as a featured artist on the UK singles chart.
Burna Boy – 10 Entries
Nigerian Afrobeat Superstar Burna Boy has 5 entries on the UK official singles chart since his global dominance, 1 as lead artist, 8 as a featured artist, and 1 as a joint artist, he has the record of most chart entries across all credits by a Nigerian artist.
Mr Eazi – 3 Entries
Nigerian Afrobeat Superstar Mr. Eazi has 3 entries on the UK Official Singles chart, 2 as a featured artist and 1 as a joint artist.
D’banj – 1 Entry
Nigerian Afrobeat Superstar D’banj has one entry on the UK Official Singles chart, he was the first African artist to ever debut on the chart, made his first entry as early as 2012 with his smash hit single Oliver Twist, spending 14 weeks on the chart.
Maleek Berry – 1 Entry
Nigerian Afrobeat recording producer and artist Maleek Berry has one entry on the UK official singles chart as a featured artist.
FUSE ODG – 1 Entry
Ghanaian Afrobeat artist Fuse ODG has one entry on the UK official singles chart, he debuted as a lead artist in 2017 with his song Boa Me and spent 6 weeks on the chart.
Shatta Wale – 1 Entry
Ghanian Afrobeat artiste Shatta Wale has one entry on the UK official singles, he debuted as a featured artist.
Mugeez – 1 Entry
Afrobeat Ghanian artist Mugeez has one entry on the UK official singles as a featured artist.
Moelogo – 1 Entry
Nigerian Pop singer Moelogo has one entry on the UK official singles chart as a featured act.
Rema – 1 Entry
Divine Ikubor popularly Rema, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper who scored his first UK official single with Jae5‘s own track ‘Dimension’ alongside Skepta
African Artistes that have debuted on the UK singles chart
Wizkid – 8
Burna Boy – 10
Mr Eazi – 3
Maleek Berry – 1
Fuse ODG – 1
Shatta Wale – 1
Mugeez – 1
Moelogo – 1
Rema – 1