Spotify's most streamed Amapiano songs & artists in Nigeria over the last 10 years revealed


In order to celebrate a decade with arguably one of the biggest genre exports out of Africa, Amapiano, Spotify has revealed the most streamed songs and artists in Nigeria under the genre.

In 2023, the South African dance genre Amapiano hit over 1.4 billion streams on Spotify. The genre's influence on South Africa's music culture has led to a global Amapiano frenzy, inspiring dance challenges, collaborations, and fusions.

Originating from South African townships to the global stages, A Decade of Amapiano tracks the genre’s ascend to the music throne showcasing the journey and highlighting some of the genre’s key artists. Speaking on the growth of Amapaino in Africa, Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music in Sub-Saharan Africa revealed, "One of the most affirming parts of watching Amapiano explode over the past decade is seeing how people use it for self-expression.’’

The love and excitement for the style of music also showed its popularity or relevance in Nigeria as a surge in the listenership by 181% occurred between 2023 and 2024. The popularity and dominance of the sound also saw Spotify launch the initiative A Decade of Amapianoa site looking at the past decade of Amapiano and its different key influences for anyone wishing to learn more about the genre’s origins, sounds and future.

According to Spotify, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changing year for the growth of Amapiano on the platform. In 2020, the genre achieved its first 100 million streams, followed by an impressive 300 million streams in 2021, further solidifying its rising popularity.

In June 2023, Spotify launched Afrobeats: Journey of a Billion Streams, a website dedicated to celebrating the Afrobeats genre. Spotify, through A Decade of Amapiano, reinforces its commitment to supporting the growth of homegrown music genres in Africa.

The most streamed Amapiano songs and artists in Nigeria

Burna Boy, TitoM & Yuppe
Burna Boy, TitoM & Yuppe

These are some of the key Amapiano data on Spotify over the last ten years:

  • 345k%+ growth in 2023 versus 2014
  • Over 855 million so far in 2024.
  • 153k%+ growth in export 2023 versus 2014
  • 87% growth of female artists in 2023 versus 2022
  • 40% of listeners are between 18-24 years

These are the most streamed artists, songs, and playlists as well as the top countries of the Amapiano genre in the past decade:

Most streamed Amapiano songs in Nigeria over the last 10 years 

Davido, FocalisticChampion Sound
TitoM, Yuppe, S.N.E, EeQueTshwala Bam (feat. S.N.E, EeQue)
Tyler ICU, Tumelo_za, DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA, Tyron DeeMnike (feat. DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA, Tumelo_za & Tyron Dee)
TitoM, Yuppe, Burna Boy, S.N.E, Tshwala Bam (feat. S.N.E) - Remix
Uncle Waffles, Tony Duardo, Justin99, Pcee, Chley, EeQue, ChleyYahyuppiyah (feat. Pcee, EeQue & Chley)
Daliwonga, Mellow & Sleazy, M.J Abo Mvelo (feat. Mellow & Sleazy & M.J)
Kamo Mphela, Tyler ICU, Khalil Harrison, Baby S.O.NDalie (feat. Baby S.O.N)
Focalistic, Davido, Virgo DeepKe Star (feat. Virgo Deep) - Remix
Boohle, Deep LondonHamba Wena
Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Ami FakuAbalele

Top Amapiano Artists streamed in Nigeria in the last 10 years

  • Focalistic
  • DJ Maphorisa
  • Tyler ICU
  • Titom
  • Yuppe
  • Kabza De Small
  • Mellow & Sleazy 
  • Tumelo_za
  • Uncle Waffles
  • Justin99

Top Countries streaming Amapiano in the last 10 years

  • South Africa 
  • United States Of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Nigeria 
  • Germany 

Top Amapiano playlists in 2024 

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