Leading music streaming platform, Spotify has released its new data with details to music consumption habits amongst its Gen Z users. The report places Grammy winner, Burna Boy; afrobeat new rave, Asake and DMW boss, Davido as its top three most streamed artists by Spotify’s Gen Z consumers.
What you should note:
Since its entrance into the Nigerian music scene in February 2021, Spotify has gained popularity amongst a growing number of Nigeria’s large young population. These persons, who are steering a culture shift have shown that the Nigerian Gen Z consumers are actively shaping music consumption behavior in the Nigerian music industry.
Also, the average number of artists streamed per user has grown by 60%, and Nigerian music fans have created 1.3 million user-generated playlists.
The latest data released by Spotify has shown the most streamed and successful songs on the platform owe their successes to Gen Z consumers. Burna Boy leads this category, following his 18,407,058 monthly Spotify listeners.
Here’s a breakdown of the lists.
Top 5 most streamed artists
- Burna Boy
This list shows a clear preference for local music in what is a vital contribution to the digital advancement of Afrobeats in the country.
Top 5 Songs: Spotify also released the top 5 most streamed songs amongst Gen Z consumers in 2022. All five songs are Afrobeats singles with Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ taking the lead.
- Burna Boy – ‘Last Last’
- Asake & DJ Spinall – ‘Pallazo’
- Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, Mavins – ‘Overdose (Overloading)’
- Asake – ‘Peace Be Unto You’
- Kizz Daniel & Tekno – ‘Buga’
Top 5 Albums: Similarly to the artists and songs, Nigerian Gen Z consumers also have a preference for Nigerian albums. Burna Boy completes his hattrick on the list as he also tops the album list with his 2022 album ‘Love, Damini’.
2022 Top Albums
- Burna Boy – ‘Love, Damini’
- Rema – ‘Rave & Roses’
- Omah Lay – ‘Boy Alone’
- Kendrick Lamar – ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’
- WizKid – ‘Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition’
Top 5 Playlists: Spotify has different specially curated playlists with which it caters to the varying needs of its consumers. Afrobeats playlist has found eager consumers in Nigerian Gen Z consumers and topping the list is ‘Hot Hits Naija’ which allows them to enjoy a rich selection of Nigerian hit songs.
Hot Hits Naija
- African Heat
- Traffic Jams Naija