Apple Music has unveiled the ultimate list of the most prominent Nigerian artists of all time on its platform.
The commercial triumph of Nigerian music is evident as Nigerian superstars make waves on international charts, sell out concerts across various nations, and connect with millions of global listeners through streaming platforms.
In the roster of the most streamed Nigerian artists on Apple Music, Burna Boy stands at the forefront as the top performer.
The Grammy-winning maestro has experienced a rapid ascent to prominence since his breakthrough onto the international scene in 2018.
Here are the five (5) most-streamed Nigerian artists on Apple Music, showcasing their global impact:
Securing the coveted position as the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, Burna Boy has consistently shattered records with his blockbuster albums. His latest release, ‘I Told Them,’ not only set an African record for first-week streams but also achieved the remarkable feat of topping the albums chart in 69 countries simultaneously—a groundbreaking accomplishment for the genre.
A Grammy winner and an enduring force in the industry, Wizkid holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time with ‘Essence’ featuring Tems. The song has not only graced the Daily Top 100 in over 100 countries but continues to make its mark on charts three years after its initial release.
Regarded as Africa’s foremost hitmaker, Davido made waves with his 2022 Album ‘Timeless,’ breaking multiple streaming records on Apple Music. His influence persists with the international success of his hit single ‘Unavailable.’
A rising superstar, Rema has claimed one of the biggest songs of the summer on Apple Music globally with the Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down.’ The track now holds the record for the African single with the lengthiest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.
Experiencing a meteoric rise to stardom, Asake has become one of the prominent figures in Nigerian music. The talented artist has achieved an impressive feat with 11 songs entering the Global Daily Top 100, solidifying his status as one of the biggest stars in the industry.