Afrobeat has been widely accepted across the world and the launch of Spotify means a lot to Nigerian afrobeat artists.
However, it is apparently the biggest streaming platform and that is why we’ll look at the top 10 most-streamed UK-Nigerian collaborations on Spotify so far.
Nigerian and UK have a strong relationship in music, they were the first to embrace the afrobeat movement and other countries followed up, this is a compilation of Top 10 collaboration by the UK to Nigeria recording artists.
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Initially, Spotify streams of a song by Nigerian artists are usually low compare to South African artists that have Spotify in their country but now that it’s in Nigeria, let’s evaluate the Top 10 most-streamed UK-Nigerian collaborations on Spotify so far.
Below are the Top 10 most-streamed UK-Nigerian collaborations on Spotify so far
Stormzy – Own it feat Burna boy & Ed Sheeran
“Own It” is a song by British rapper Stormzy featuring British singer Ed Sheeran and Nigerian afrobeat heavyweight singer Burna Boy.
It was released on 22 November 2019 via Merky and Atlantic Records as the fourth single from Stormzy’s sophomore album.
It has surpassed 222,870,818 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Dave – Location feat Burna boy
“Location” is a song by British rapper Dave featuring Nigerian singer and songwriter Burna Boy, released as the third single from Dave’s first studio album Psychodrama.
It has surpassed 211,216,294 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Jorja Smith – Be Honest feat Burna boy
“Be Honest” is a song by English singer Jorja Smith, featuring guest vocals from Nigerian singer Burna Boy and was released as a single on 16 August 2019.
It has surpassed 181,842,492 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Mabel – Finders Keepers Rmx feat Burna Boy & Kojo Funds
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“Finders Keepers” is a song by British singer and songwriter Mabel that original features Kojo Funds, before the Rmx and inclusion of Nigerian singer Burna Boy and Don E
It has surpassed 87,584,023 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Lotto Boyz – Bad Vibez feat MO & Mr Eazi
British M.O and Lotto Boyzz link up with Mr Eazi on a new single titled Bad Vibe.
It has surpassed 85,856,591 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Sam Smith – My Oasis feat Burna boy
“My Oasis” is a song by English singer Sam Smith, featuring vocals from Nigerian afrobeat singer and songwriter Burna Boy.
It was released on 30 July 2020 as the lead single from Smith’s 2020 third studio album Love Goes
It has surpassed 83,827,953 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.
Skepta & Wizkid – Bad Energy (Stay far away)
“Energy (Stay Far Away)” is a song by British grime artist Skepta and Nigerian afrobeat singer Wizkid.
It has surpassed 68,819,326 streams on Spotify as of the time of this post.