Apple Music is a music streaming platform owned by Apple Inc for Apple users and just anyone who has access to the internet to stream music.
The platform is available to smartphone and PC users in over 200 countries of the world and also includes the Apple Radio Station, Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. Songs can be played on the platform 24/7 across the world and when an artist get popular on the platform, it means that users in more than 200 countries are listening to his/her songs.
Some Nigerian artists have constantly been hitting the number spot on Apple Music making them popular around the world and their songs have also been the most streamed on the platform numerous times.
They are still achieving more feats on the platform and in this list, we present to you
The Top 7 Most Streamed Nigerian Artists of All Time on Apple Music
1. Burna Boy
Afrobeat superstar, Burna Boy is an Apple Music icon when it comes to number of streams. The singer’s songs and albums have reigned supreme on the platform and climaxed with his recent album. The album Twice As Tall got him a Grammy Awards making him the first Nigerian to win the award for his individual work. The album peaked at number one on Apple Music and so has many of his songs achieved feats of that nature across other platforms not just on Apple Music.
The OBO is one of Africa’s most prodigious afrobeat stars and has taken afrobeat to the global stage paving way for others to be recognized. He’s been on the scene for quite a while doing great songs and spreading his fame across the continent. He rose to fame with the single “Dami Duro” in 2012 and has since stayed relevant. He’s a regular number one spot colonizer on Apple Music with his albums and singles claiming the top spot and staying there for weeks.
Starboy Wizkid is not just a star by nickname but actually an African superstar who’s currently breaking records all over the place with his last album. The album “Made In Lagos” has coveted the number one spot on Apple Music for a very long time refusing to vacate. It’s currently the most streamed album out of Nigeria at the moment not just on Apple but on all the streaming platforms available. Every passing day sees the album attaining a new global record and you just look at the kid who got his start in 2009 with awe.
Arguably the biggest street and indigenous rapper out of Nigeria, Olamide is a baron when it comes to stealing the number one spot on Apple Music. Every album he doles out has its place on Apple Music charts and that’s not even negotiable. He’s the boss of YBNL where he raises stars who also occupy the charts on Apple. The rapper recently released his last studio album “UY Scuti” almost nearing a dozen albums on his discography.
Fireboy DML is signed unto YBNL headed by Olamide and shot to stardom with the release of the single “Jealous” in 2019. That fame was enough to catapult him to the heights he enjoys now. Fireboy has been sensational ever since and steals the shows most times on Apple Music with some of his incredible songs. His last single is still receiving massive streams on Apple Music and doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon.
6. Omah Lay
The 2020 break out super star Omah Lay held siege all through the pandemic with his EP “Get Layd” capturing hearts and making his name rolling on the lips of Nigerians. The singer won the most coveted and most anticipated award at the Headies 2020 which is the “Next Rated Star”. His songs are receiving unprecedented streams on Apple Music and he sits as one of the most streamed Nigerian acts on the platform.
After being discovered by Mr Eazi and signed unto EmPawa Music, Joeboy has endlessly proved his mettle among his cohorts and triumphed each single time. His latest single “Alcohol” is the rave of the moment and is receiving tons of streams on Apple Music amongst other streaming platforms across the world. Joeboy is one of the coolest kids on the streets of Nigerian music at the moment and Apple knows him for that.