This is a curated post of Nigerian artistes with the most monthly listeners on Spotify at the moment.
Nigerian music has been rapidly gaining ground across the world for the past years now, and the impact of the monthly listeners on Spotify to foster visibility will always be reckoned
Spotify is a Swedish streaming and media service provider with digitally restricted copyrights podcasts and music including more than 71 million songs from labels and other media outlets.
Spotify is regarded as one of the biggest music streaming platforms in the world, so thereby automatically validating artists with a huge number of monthly listeners.
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Below are African artists with the most monthly listeners on Spotify at the moment;
Ckay – 28.7 Million
Chukwuka Ekweani better known by his stage name Ckay is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer signed to Warner Music South Africa.
He was formerly signed to Chocolate City, a member of Warner Music Group independent label services ADA.
His international hit single “Love Nwantiti”, also known as “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)”, was released in 2019 by Chocolate City.
Fireboy DML – 9.6 million
Adedamola Adefolahan known professionally as Fireboy DML is a Nigerian singer.
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.
Burna Boy – 9.471 million
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper, He gained prominence in 2012 after releasing his hit single “Like to Party”
Wizkid – 7.4 million
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in 2011 after releasing his smash hit single “Holla at Your Boy”
Tems – 6 million
Temilade Openiyi better known by her stage name Tems is a Nigerian singer.
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”
Mr Eazi – 4.994 million
Oluwatosin Ajibade popularly known as Mr Eazi is a Nigerian Singer and Music executive.
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Davido – 3.279 million
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer who gained prominence in 2012 after releasing “Dami Duro”
Rema – 2.789Million
Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper, He gained prominence in 2019 with the release of the song “Iron Man”
Rema has 2.95 million Spotify monthly listeners at the time of this post.
Joeboy – 2.320 million
Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Mr. Eazi of the record label “emPawa Africa” discovered him in 2017.
His genre of music is that of Afro-pop and R&B. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Olamide – 1.928 Million
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.
He records in Yoruba and English. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.
YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation