A curated list of top 5 African female most streamed artists on Spotify of all time.
We’ll be looking at the updated total Spotify streams across all credits (features inclusive) for most streamed African female afrobeats artists.
Africa continent has been at the forefront of expanding afrobeat in the past decade, producing chunks of amazing sounds that travel all over the world.
Below are Africa’s female most Streamed artists on Spotify of all time
Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education.
Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.
After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009.
Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012.
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She’s the Most streamed African Artist of all time on Spotify with total streams of 219.4 Million streams across all credits.
Temilade Openiyi better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
On 2 September 2021, it was announced on billboards in Lagos that Tems was set to feature on rapper Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album.
her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” earned her her second Billboard Hot 100 entry debuting at number 26.
On 15 September 2021, Tems released her second extended play titled If Orange Was a Place, which was supported by the single “Crazy Tings.
She has a total stream of 185.3 Million streams across all credits.
Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989), is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.
She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” in 2014.
Since then Yemi has gained prominence in the music industry and is considered one of the biggest artists in Africa.
Following the releases of her albums King of Queens and Mama Africa with the huge commercial success recorded for both albums, this made her embark on world tours consecutively.
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Spotify with total streams of 179.9 Million streams across all credits.
Simisola Kosoko better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.
She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju.
She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.
Simi signed a record deal with X3M Music in 2014 but left the label in May 2019 following the expiration of her contract.
She has a total stream of 85.4 Million streams across all credits.
Teniola Apata, better known as Teni, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entertainer
Teni released her debut E.P, Billionaire on the 11th of October 2019. The “Billionaire EP” was complied with six (6) interesting tracks and with no guest appearance.
The E.P was produced by Jaysynths Beatz and Pheelz.
In April 2020, Teni partnered with Nigerian Disk Jockey, DJ Neptune to release an EP called the Quarantine Playlist, which sees her playing out different stages of being in quarantine and talking about the strains of being on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The four-track EP is mostly mid-tempo and includes production from Tempoe, P. Prime and Dëra
She has a total stream of 77.3 Million streams across all credits.