What The Spotify Wrapped Data says about Nigeria’s listening habits in 2022:
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What The Spotify Wrapped Data says about Nigeria’s listening habits in 2022:

Thursday, December 8, 2022

by  WeTalkSound  WeTalkSound

Spotify recently announced this year’s edition of Wrapped – its hotly anticipated annual round up of the top artists and  music of the year as streamed by users around the world. And this year’s data paints a picture of how Nigerian music captured hearts, both at home and around the world. 

In 2022, Nigerian music has continued to hoist its flag in different global territories claiming its space on the world stage. The year in Afrobeats was defined by the emergence of a hybrid Amapiano sound, an endless pipeline of hits, and new heights for a generation of pop royalty who are questioning our ideas of what’s popular in style and sound.

Spotify’s Artist & Label Partnerships Manager, West Africa , Victor Okpala says “2022 ushered us into an era of cultural overdrive and we’re excited for fans and artists alike to share these insights on the music they created and listened to this year.”

Here’s what the Spotify Wrapped data says about Nigeria’s listening habits in 2022:

  • Nigerians listened to nearly three times as much local music in 2022, than they did in 2021 with a 291% YOY increase  in local music consumption. 
  • Nigerians bring the speakers out on Fridays, which is when they listen to the most music. Wondering what time of the day Nigerians listen the most? It’s at 11am, right after morning commutes and to-do lists are taken care of.  
  • 2022 is the year that Burna Boy set the world on fire- claiming the number one spot as the most streamed artist in Nigeria. The love affair wasn’t only local- he is also the most globally streamed artist from Sub-Saharan Africa. His track Last Last also takes the crown for the most streamed song and also the most hearted song in Nigeria.
  • Spotify RADAR alumnus, Ayra Starr is the most streamed female artist in Nigeria while Tems has the leading vibe among Nigeria’s musical exports in 2022. Wait For You, the singer’s collaboration with Future & Drake, was the top Nigerian song export of the year.

The full breakdown of the top lists is below.

MOST STREAMED ARTISTS IN NIGERIA

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Asake
  3. Wizkid
  4. BNXN fka Buju
  5. Davido
  6. Drake
  7. Fireboy DML
  8. Omah Lay
  9. Rema
  10. Kizz Daniel 

MOST STREAMED FEMALE ARTISTS IN NIGERIA

  1. Ayra Starr
  2. Tems
  3. Rihanna
  4. Asa
  5. Nicki Minaj
  6. Doja Cat
  7. Fave
  8. Billie Eilish
  9. Simi
  10. Beyoncé

MOST STREAMED TRACKS IN NIGERIA

  1. Last Last – Burna Boy
  2. Peace Be Unto You – Asake
  3. Bandana – Fireboy DML 
  4. Finesse – Pheelz
  5. Omo Ope – Asake
  6. Terminator – Asake
  7. Overloading (OVERDOSE) – Mavins
  8. PALAZZO – SPINALL
  9. Calm Down – Rema
  10. It’s Plenty – Burna Boy

MOST STREAMED ALBUMS IN NIGERIA

  1. Love, Damini – Burna Boy
  2. Mr Money With The Vibe – Asake
  3. Playboy – Fireboy DML
  4. Boy Alone – Omah Lay
  5. Rave & Roses – Rema
  6. Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition – Wizkid
  7. Barnabas – Kizz Daniel
  8. 19 & Dangerous – Ayra Starr
  9. Made In Lagos – Wizkid
  10. Catch Me If You Can – Adekunle Gold

MOST HEARTED SONGS IN NIGERIA

  1. Last Last – Burna Boy
  2. Bandana – Fireboy DML
  3. Calm Down – Rema 
  4. Finesse – Pheelz
  5. Peace Be Unto You – Asake
  6. Terminator – Asake
  7. Omo Ope – Asake
  8. Overloading (OVERDOSE) – Mavins
  9. Buga (Lo Lo Lo)  – Kizz Daniel
  10. For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran) – Burna Boy

MOST STREAMED PLAYLISTS IN NIGERIA

  1. Hot Hits Naija
  2. African Heat
  3. Gbedu
  4. Traffic Jams Naija
  5. Bubblin
  6. Afro Hits
  7. Afropop
  8. Today’s Top Hits
  9. Party Dey!
  10. New Music Friday Naija

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