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    Global Prominence of Nigerian Music: A New Era of Afrobeats Supremacy

    Spotify unveils Nigerian music global impact list for 2024


    Spotify recently published its Global Impact List for Nigeria. This list acknowledges the top 30 Nigerian tracks that had the most significant global impact on Spotify during the first half of 2024.

    The list highlights Nigerian tracks that garnered the highest number of listens from outside Nigeria between January 1 and June 30, 2024..

    Female artists, notably Ayra Starr and Tems, are spearheading the movement with chart-topping hits following the recent release of their albums. Furthermore, the list highlights the prevalence of international collaborations, with eight of the top ten tracks featuring partnerships with global music icons.

    These collaborations, ranging from Pheelz with Usher to Burna Boy with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, exemplify the cross-cultural appeal and expanding global influence of Nigerian music.

    Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub- Saharan Africa says “Nigerian music, especially Afrobeats, has captivated global audiences with its infectious rhythms, compelling storytelling, and innovative sound fusions. Its ability to transcend cultural and geographical boundaries is truly remarkable. At Spotify, we are thrilled to witness and support the continued evolution of this vibrant scene”

    Below is the list of top 30 Nigerian songs with the biggest global streaming numbers in the first half of 2024

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