Wizkid, Davido, And Burna Boy Are At The Top Of Spotify’s Year-End Charts
‘Feeling,’ by Ladipoe, is the most streamed song in Nigeria this year.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Spotify today presented Wrapped, an annual round-up of the year’s best artists, albums, songs, and playlists as voted on by Spotify users across the world.
What was Nigeria’s soundtrack in a year when we were adjusting to the new normal.
In the new normal, who still has staying power, and how do our local artists stack up against the world’s top hits and worldwide hitmakers.
Here are the 2021 Wrapped findings, which define how Nigerians seek to keep amused, educated, and connected with their favorite local and worldwide music artists in a first for the area.
Nigerians are the most streamed artists in the country, with Wizkid topping the list. Burna Boy is next, followed by Davido. Drake, who is the fourth most streamed artist, is the only foreign performer in the top five. The top five are completed by Olamide.
Tems is the most streamed female singer in Nigeria, demonstrating the continued popularity of Nigerian music. The second most streamed female musician is 19-year-old Ayra Starr, who is also the November artist for Spotify EQUAL. Doja Cat, who comes in third, is the only overseas performer in the top five. Tiwa Savage is the fifth most streamed female artist, while Teni is the fourth.
LADIPOE’s Feeling was the most streamed tune in Nigeria, followed by Peru by Fireboy DML and Ruger’s Bounce. Understand by Omah Lay is the fourth most streamed single in Nigeria, with Monalisa by Lojay rounding off a Nigerian-dominated top five.
Naturally, Wizkid’s craze of the moment Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) is the most streamed album in Nigeria, while the original Made in Lagos is the second most streamed album, topping worldwide sensation Justin Bieber’s Justice, which is third. Davido’s album A Better Time comes in fourth, while Drake’s latest release, Certified Lover Boy, rounds out the top five.
Hot Hits Naija is the playlist that Nigerians demonstrated the most affection for, proving that Nigerians like indigenous music.
Spotify has given a customized Wrapped experience to its Nigerian users to offer them a more personalized feel. It includes fun features like:
The personalised Wrapped experience includes features such as: data stories to express a user’s year in audio – In addition to a user’s top artists, genres, songs, podcasts, and minutes listened, the personalised Wrapped experience includes features such as: data stories to express a user’s year in audio 2021: The Movie, Your Audio Aura, and 2021 Wrapped: Blend are all movies set in the year 2021.
Fans may post their Wrapped cards on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, among other social media platforms.
Top fans have access to exclusive events – More than 170 artists and artisans have made films thanking people for including them in their Wrapped. If fans have a song by one of the participating artists in their “Your Top Songs 2021” or “Your Artists Revealed” playlists, these thank you videos will display. Spotify Clips for Podcasts will be available soon, and listeners will be able to see personalized thank you notes from some of their favorite podcast presenters simply visiting the website of a participating show on the platform.
The top lists are broken down in detail below.
Most streamed artists in Nigeria
- Burna Boy
- Justin Bieber
- Fireboy DML
Most streamed female artists in Nigeria
- Ayra Starr
- Doja Cat
- Tiwa Savage
- Nicki Minaj
- Billie Eilish
- Ariana Grande
Most streamed tracks in Nigeria
- Feeling – LADIPOE
- Peru – Fireboy DML
- Bounce – Ruger
- Understand – Omah Lay
- Monalisa – Lojay
- Essence (feat. Tems) – Wizkid
- Dimension (feat. Skepta & Rema) – JAE5
- Ginger (feat. Burna Boy) – Wizkid
- Rock – Olamide
- High – Adekunle Gold
Most streamed albums in Nigeria
- Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) – Wizkid
- Made In Lagos – Wizkid
- Justice – Justin Bieber
- A Better Time – Davido
- Certified Lover Boy – Drake
- Twice As Tall – Burna Boy
- Carpe Diem – Olamide
- 19 & Dangerous – Ayra Starr
- Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon – Pop Smoke
- Donda – Kanye West
Most streamed playlists in Nigeria
- Hot Hits Naija
- African Heat
- Today’s Top Hits
- Traffic Jams Naija
- Party Dey!
- New Music Friday Naija
Nigerians clearly like the material produced in the country, and artists are taking use of platforms like Spotify to share their culture with the rest of the world through music.
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