Nigeria’s Most Streamed Amapiano Songs and Artists Over the Last Decade

Nigeria's Most Streamed Amapiano Songs and Artists Over the Last Decade

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

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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 global stages, “A Decade of Amapiano” tracks the genre’s rise, showcasing its journey and highlighting key artists. Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music in Sub-Saharan Africa, stated, “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 music style also showed its popularity in Nigeria, with a 181% surge in listenership between 2023 and 2024. This popularity led Spotify to launch “A Decade of Amapiano,” a site exploring the genre’s origins, sounds, and future.

The COVID-19 pandemic was a game-changing year for Amapiano’s growth on Spotify. In 2020, the genre achieved its first 100 million streams, followed by an impressive 300 million streams in 2021, further solidifying its rising popularity.

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

  • 345k%+ growth in 2023 versus 2014
  • Over 855 million streams 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 old
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.ETshwala Bam (feat. S.N.E) – Remix
Uncle Waffles, Tony Duardo, Justin99, Pcee, Chley, EeQue, ChleyYahyuppiyah (feat. Pcee, EeQue & Chley)
Daliwonga, Mellow & Sleazy, M.JAbo 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
  1. Focalistic
  2. DJ Maphorisa
  3. Tyler ICU
  4. TitoM
  5. Yuppe
  6. Kabza De Small
  7. Mellow & Sleazy
  8. Tumelo_za
  9. Uncle Waffles
  10. Justin99
Top Countries Streaming Amapiano in the Last 10 Years
  1. South Africa
  2. United States of America
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Nigeria
  5. Germany
Top Amapiano Playlists in 2024
  1. AMAPIANO Grooves
  2. SoulPiano
  3. Beast Mode Amapiano
  4. Amapiano 101
  5. Amapiano Rising

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