Spotify list top 10 Nigerian cities listening to music

Spotify list top 10 Nigerian cities listening to music

Swedish audio streaming platform, Spotify has listed the top 10 states in Nigeria where music listening was top between July to September 2021.

It said the top 10 states include Lagos-Lagos, Niger-Suleja, FCT-Abuja, Rivers- Port Harcourt, Edo-Benin City, Enugu-Enugu, Anambra-Onitsha, Kano-Kano, Oyo-Ibadan and Imo-Owerri.

Michelle Atagana, Spotify’s Head of Communications and Public Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday.

β€œThere is no doubt that Nigeria is a country that loves music, whether it’s a local or international sound. Nigerians will always find a way to vibe to it once it catches on.
β€œIn celebration of Nigeria Month, Spotify shares data on the top 10 music cities in Nigeria, along with other interesting insights.

Ms Atagana said that as a genre, Afrobeat had come to be recognised as a dominant sound for Nigerian artistes. Adding that South Africa’s Amapiano genre was also gaining momentum in Nigeria.

According to her, the rave of the moment songs like Falz’s Squander, Davido’s High or Burna Boy’s Yaba Buluku adopt the hybrid of deep house jazz and lounge music associated with Amapiano.

She said,

β€œHere is the full list of the top ten states in Nigeria where music listening was highest under the period of review according to Spotify.

β€œ1st-Lagos-Lagos; 2nd-Niger-Suleja; 3rd-FCT-Abuja; 4th-Rivers- Port Harcourt; 5th-Edo-Benin City, 6th-Enugu-Enugu; 7th-Anambra-Onitsha; 8th-Kano-Kano; 9th- Oyo-Ibadan and 10th-Imo-Owerri.

β€œTop cities in Nigeria by music listening does not include podcast listening”.

β€œLagos-Lagos- Gbese by Positivv, Yung Felix Understand by Omah Lay, Peru by Fireboy DML.

β€œSuleja-Niger State- Understand by Omah Lay, Feeling by Buju, LADIPOE, Peru by Fireboy DML.

β€œAbuja-Federal Capital Territory- Mojo by Brondy16, Ting by Brondy16, Understand by Omah Lay.

β€œOther data shows that some of the more popular music artists in Nigeria include: Wizkid, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Tems and Rema. It is clear that Nigerians are tangibly showing the love for their nation. With local artists leading the charge in listening trends,” she said.


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