As 2019 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on favorite songs, playlist, artistes and even albums of the year. Based on data, Boomplay, the #1 music streaming service in Africa has put together a report detailing music facts in Nigeria for the year 2019. Boomplay boasts of over 60 million users globally - 17 million of which are from Nigeria and an expansive catalog of over 20M tracks.
So, what were Nigerians listening to in 2019?
After an impressive year with the release of his Album - African Giant, Burna Boy claimed the spot of the most-streamed artist in Nigeria. Tope Alabi, Kizz Daniel, Teni and Naira Marley round out the top-five most-streamed artists.
The year’s top song comes from Tope Alabi with “Yes And Amen” claiming the spot for most-streamed songs of 2019. After Uyo Meyo by Teni, You are Yahweh by Steve Crown, Madu by Kizz Daniel, the year’s most-streamed song came from Naira Marley with his viral song Soapy.
Tope Alabi’s “Yes And Amen ”racked up as the most-streamed album of 2019 followed by Kizz Daniel’s “No Bad Songz, Burna Boy’s African Giant, Tobe Alabi and TY Bello’s collaboration “The Spirt & Light” claiming the fourth spot and Moral Instruction by Falz being fifth.
Ed Sheeran’s collaboration with Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care claimed the spot of the most-streamed international song in Nigeria while Don Moen topped as the most-streamed international artiste in Nigeria.
Christian and Gospel was the most listened-to genre that dominated 2019 with Afrobeats experiencing following right after.
This information and more are available in the 2019 Boomplay Music Facts Nigeria! Take a look at some of the top songs, artists, genres, and trends. Did your favorite artist, song, album or playlist make the list? Let us know!