Popular Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid has emerged as the most-streamed artist according to the rating released by Spotify.
Grammy Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, was rated the second most-streamed artist in the list that was released by the streaming platform.
The account manager of Spotify, Owoyemi Ajayi, disclosed this in a statement released on Monday.
According to Ajayi, the commendations go to a combination that includes talented artists, exceptional producers, DJs, local and international promoters, leading entertainment Public Relations, marketing professionals, and a growing local audience.
He said, “The Afro-fusion artiste hit the music world like a storm with the release of his global breakout album, “African Giant.
“This has since staked a claim as one of the biggest stars on the music scene worldwide, a crossover sensation who refuses to compromise.
“Known for using his music as a tool for telling the story of his life and his surroundings, Burna Boy’s ability to weave tales of love and educate listeners on politics and expressions of vulnerability, while creating authentic Afrobeats, is how he’s been able to capture the world’s attention,” he said.
“As he noted while receiving his Grammy Award, “This is a big win for Africans of my generation all over the world.
“His recent features on chart-topping singles like Question, Ginger and Yaba Buluku reinforces his vocal appendage as an Afro heirloom that artistes the world over seek to possess on their songs.
“From the thick gold chains that adorn his neck to his vast collection of rings and gold and jewel-encrusted teeth grills, Burna Boy has also carved a fashion niche for new-generation Afro-fusion acts.
“With huge global monthly listeners, Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter, Burna Boy is undoubtedly one of Africa’s biggest musical exports.”
See the full list of the most-streamed artists below:
Most streamed artists in Nigeria
2. Burna Boy
7. Justin Bieber
8. Fireboy DML
Most streamed female artists in Nigeria
2. Ayra Starr
3. Doja Cat
5. Tiwa Savage
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Billie Eilish
8. Ariana Grande
This article was originally published on Naija News