Ayra Starr, Tems Emerge Most Streamed Nigerian Artistes on Spotify

July 11, 2024

Music streaming giant, Spotify, has released its Global Impact List, revealing the top 30 Nigerian artistes with the most streams worldwide in 2024.

Ayra Starr and Tems lead the pack with their recent album releases and international collaborations propelling them to the top.

The list, announced by Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu, showcases the global appeal of Nigerian music, particularly afrobeats.

Okumu noted that female artistes were at the fore-front, with Ayra Starr and Tems dominating the top spots.

International collaborations also feature prominently, with eight of the top ten tracks boasting partnerships with global superstars like Usher, Usher, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin.

“Spotify has unveiled its global Impact List in Nigeria, recognising the top 30 tracks from Nigeria with the biggest global impact on Spotify over the first half of 2024.

“The list recognises Nigerian tracks that have had the most listens from outside Nigeria in the first half of 2024, and were released between January 1 and June 30.

“Usher and Pheelz’s Ruin is the seventh Nigerian most streamed across the globe, Reis B and Tempoe’s Pretty Girl came eighth and TitoM, Yuppe, Burna Boy and S.N.E’s Tshwala Bam, clinched the ninth position.

“Ayra Starr and Giveon’s Last Heartbreak Song is the tenth, Victony’s Everything came 11th, Aya Nakamura and Ayra Starr’s Hype emerged 12th most streamed while Tems and J.Cole’s Free Fall, came 13th.

“Nigerian music, especially Afrobeats, has captivated global audiences with its infectious rhythms, compelling storytelling, and innovative sound fusions.

“Its ability to transcend cultural and geographical boundaries is truly remarkable. At Spotify, we are thrilled to witness and support the continued evolution of this vibrant scene,” she said.