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WATCH: Fireboy DML’s ‘Peru’ is most-streamed song in Nigeria

Music streaming giant, Spotify says Fireboy’s Peru is the most streamed Nigerian song in 2021 followed closely by Monalisa by Lojay and Sarz, then Feeling by Buju and Ladipoe in third.

Omay Lay’s Understand was the fourth most-streamed while High by Adekunle Gold featuring Davido ranked fifth.

This update comes as the Swedish audio company commemorates its first anniversary in Nigeria and its launch into 40 markets across the continent. Since it was launched, Spotify said the average number of artists streamed per user has grown by 60 percent, while Nigerian music fans have created 1.3 million user-generated playlists.

Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Burna Boy, Buju (now known as BNXN), and Olamide are the five-most streamed local artists on the music platform.

The top exported local artists are Ckay, followed by WizKid, then Burna Boy while Tems and Mr Eazi complete the list.

Of the 10 exported songs, nine are collaborations with local and international hitmakers – proof that Nigerian music is attracting worldwide popularity. Love Nwantiti by CKay is the top exported song, followed by Essence, a collaboration between WizKid and Tems, Premium Times said.

The remix of Love Nwantiti and Essence by CKay and WizKid with international artists like Justin Bieber, DJ Yo, and Axel conclude the list of most exported songs.

The report states that plays of the exported songs have come from countries such as the Czech Republic, India, Canada, Ghana, Morocco, Tanzania, and the U.K.

Lagos maintains the title as the top city where Nigerians stream from. The others are Kano, FCT, Niger, and Rivers.

Goya Menor claimed the top spot on the list of emerging artists, while the most popular local genre is Afropop from Nigeria.

Worldwide, Nigerian music is growing in popularity, too. Data on local genres being exported across the globe reveals that 30 percent of the Nigerian Alte genre is being streamed in the U.S., with a growth of more than 200 percent over the past year. Additionally, over 40 percent of Afropop from Nigeria is streamed in the U.S., U.K., and France, according to Premium Times.

Check out the complete list below:

Most streamed Nigerian artistes


Burna Boy




Fireboy DML




Omah Lay

Most streamed Nigerian songs

Peru – Fireboy DML

Monalisa – Lojay, Sarz

Feeling – Buju, LADIPOE

Understand – Omah Lay

High – Adekunle Gold

Bounce – Ruger

Bloody Samaritan – Ayra Starr

Outside – Buju

Sip – Joeboy

Holy Father – Mayorkun, Victony

Top exported Nigerian artistes



Burna Boy


Mr. Eazy




Fireboy DML

Omah Lay

Top exported Nigerian songs

Love Nwantiti – CKay

Essence – WizKid, Tems

Love Nwantiti – CKay, DJ Yo!, AX’EL

Essence – Justin Bieber, Tems, WizKid

Love Nwantiti – CKay, Joeboy, Kuami Eugene

Love Nwantiti – Ckay, ElGrandeToto

Location – Burna Boy, Dave

Nobody – DJ Neptune, Joeboy, Mr. Eazi

Loved By You – Burna Boy, Justin Bieber

Falling For You – Blaq Jerzee, Harmonize, Mr. Eazi

Emerging/breakout artistes

Goya Menor



Psycho YP



Ria Sean


Dai Verse


Source: www.mynigeria.com

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