Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

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Nigerian artists continue to redefine boundaries, breaking records and making waves globally. Apple Music, a key player in digital music streaming, serves as a testament to the impact of Nigerian musicians.

As we close the year 2023, it’s evident that these artists are not only setting milestones but also expanding the reach of Nigerian music to an ever-growing international audience. Let’s delve into the accomplishments of the five biggest Nigerian artists on Apple Music.

Burna Boy

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Securing the top spot as the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, Burna Boy remains a force to be reckoned with. His latest album, “I Told Them…,” shattered records by not only breaking the African record for first-week streams but also topping the albums chart in a staggering 69 countries simultaneously worldwide. Burna Boy’s ability to seamlessly blend genres and deliver blockbuster albums underscores his impact on the global music scene.

Wizkid

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Wizkid, the hitmaker, holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time on Apple Music with “Essence (feat. Tems).” This chart-topping track has maintained its position in the Daily

Top 100 in over 100 countries, a testament to its enduring popularity three years after release. Wizkid’s influence extends beyond borders, and his contribution to the global music landscape remains unparalleled.

Davido

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Davido, a stalwart in the Nigerian music scene, achieved a record-breaking release with his 2022 album, “Timeless.” The album showcased Davido’s versatility and marked another milestone in his illustrious career. As the third most-streamed Nigerian artist on Apple Music, Davido’s impact resonates globally, solidifying his status as a trendsetter in the industry.

Rema

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Singer and rapper Rema have left an indelible mark on the summer of 2023 with his Afrobeats hit, “Calm Down.” This track holds the record for the African single with the longest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100 on Apple Music. Rema’s ability to craft infectious tunes and capture the essence of the season has earned him a spot among the top-streamed Nigerian artists.

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Asake

Apple Music’s 5 Biggest Nigerian Artists 2023

Rounding out the top five is Asake, whose impressive feat includes having 11 songs reach the Global Daily Top 100. Asake’s consistency in dominating the charts highlights his growing influence and popularity. His ability to connect with audiences worldwide reinforces the global appeal of Nigerian music.

The Rising Stars on Apple Music

As we witness the continued success of established Nigerian artists, a new class of talents is also making waves on Apple Music. Here are five breakthrough artists who are currently reshaping the narrative of Nigerian music:

Seyi Vibez

Seyi Vibez has captivated a global audience with his modernist take on Apala, a traditional Yoruba-rooted genre. Since his breakthrough with “God Sent” in 2021, Seyi Vibez has seen over 50 songs reach Apple Music’s Daily Top 100 in 20 countries, showcasing his unique blend of Fuji, Amapiano, Hip-Hop, and Afro-soul.

Odumodublvck

Odumodublvck seamlessly blends Drill, Grime, and Afrobeats, making him one of Nigeria’s hottest rappers. His single “Picanto” gained recognition with a co-sign from Skepta, and “Declan Rice” catapulted his streams by over 3,500% in the past year on Apple Music.

Shallipopi

Shallipopi’s amazing year can be attributed to the viral success of his Afrobeats hit, “Elon Musk.” The track’s popularity soared when Afrobeats star Fireboy DML joined in on a remix, resulting in a remarkable 508% increase in streams in Nigeria and 467% worldwide in a single week.

Victor Thompson

In a genre that consistently dominates listening preferences in Nigeria and across Africa, Victor Thompson has emerged as a notable Gospel singer-songwriter. His breakthrough with “This Year (Blessings)” reached the Daily Top 100 in 58 countries, showcasing the widespread appeal of Christian and Gospel music.

Bayanni

The trend of collaborations between Nigerian and American artists continues to climb higher on the charts, exemplified by Bayanni’s collaboration with Jason Derulo on “Ta Ta Ta.” This global hit reached the Daily Top 100 in 54 countries, with 20 of them seeing it enter the top 10.

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Somto is an Entertainment Reporter with a passion for uncovering the latest stories in the world of entertainment. As a dedicated journalist, Somto delivers in-depth reporting, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage.

She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Follow Somto on social media:

LinkedIn: Somtochukwu Bisina

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