While there are many genres of music in Nigeria, Afrobeat distinguishes itself well and seems to dominate the industry streams.
Mp3bullet takes a look at the Nigerian Afrobeat artistes with over a 100million music video YouTube streams.
Afrobeat artistes in Nigeria are one of the major influencers in the music industry that have promoted the industry far across borders.
With their enormous fanbase, the Afrobeat artistes in Nigeria have gained a lot of streams in their music videos and songs on different music streaming platforms.
To begin with, it should not be a surprise that Wizkid is part of the artistes with over 100 million streams on YouTube.
The multi-award-winning singer tops the list with three songs raking over 100 million views.
Firstly, the Bella song which he was featured on in 2018, became the singer’s first song to attain such.
Secondly, his 2017 hit Come Closer featuring Drake, just recently surpassed 100million views, as his fans took to social media to celebrate.
Lastly, his hit single “Joro” from his MIL album recently surpassed 100 million streams, making him the first Nigerian Afrobeat singer to have 3 songs attain such.
Also, he has become the first Nigerian artiste to have such a number of streams for two songs in the same year.
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Unlike Wizkid, Davido gained his in the year 2018 with Fall and he emerged as the first Afrobeat artiste to achieve such.
Also, the song placed him as the Nigerian artiste with the most viewed Nigerian music video.
Likewise, “If” on the other hand also set a record, racked up an impressive 100million views.
Currently, it has an estimated 123million streams and still counting.
While he was yet celebrating the 100million streams for his song “On The Low” in February 2020, little did he know he will end up celebrating the year achieving such a feat with more than one song.
Towards the latter part of 2020, his hit 2019 song “Ye” also surpassed 100 million streams on YouTube.
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While she retains her Mama Africa title, it should be noted that no other female Afrobeat artiste has attained this number of streams on YouTube.
Her hit song “Johnny” released in 2014 attained this number of streams on January 27th, 2019.
It was a moment of celebration for Yemi Alade and her fans.
Moreover, “Johnny” was the second Nigerian music video to clock 100 Million views on Youtube.
The music video was released in November 2016, and produced by DJ Altims.
While it is the singer’s first song to attain such, it is noteworthy to know he is also the first artiste under his record label to celebrate such achievement.
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The music video was the one that brought Tekno into the 100Million views Geng
Currently, the music video has over a 149million views and definitely still counting.
Moreover, this is what put him in the seat as the fourth Nigerian artiste to earn the record.
Nigerian Afrobeat artistes with over a 100million YouTube streams
- Burna Boy
- Yemi Alade
- Korede Bello