Spotify announces Ayra Starr as most streamed Nigerian artiste

Popular musician, Sarah Aderibigbe also known as Ayra Starr has emerged the most streamed Nigerian artiste globally on music streaming platform, Spotify.

Head of Music, Sub- Saharan Africa at Spotify, Phiona Okumu announced the milestone at a press conference in Lagos on Wednesday, July 10.

Okumu said Rauw Alexandro and Ayra Starr’s “Santa” came top on the list, and the Mavin artiste’s “Comma” emerged second while Tems’ “Love Me Jeje”, followed closely in third place.

Spotify announces Ayra Starr as most streamed Nigerian artiste

Luciano and Omah Lay’s “Another Vibe’ is fourth on the list, while 21 Sav@ge, Burna Boy and Metro Booming’s “Just Like Me” clinched the fifth spot, with Tyla and Tems’ No.1 coming in sixth position.

The Spotify boss disclosed that the top 30 artistes who had gained the biggest global numbers were revealed in Spotify’s music global impact list for 2024.

She said; “Spotify has unveiled its global Impact List in Nigeria, recognising the top 30 tracks from Nigeria with the biggest global impact on Spotify over the first half of 2024.

“The list recognises Nigerian tracks that have had the most listens from outside Nigeria in the first half of 2024, and were released between January 1 and June 30.

“Usher and Pheelz’s Ruin is the seventh Nigerian most streamed across the globe, Reis B and Tempoe’s Pretty Girl came eighth and TitoM, Yuppe, Burna Boy and S.N.E’s Tshwala Bam, clinched the ninth position.

“Ayra Starr and Giveon’s Last Heartbreak Song is the tenth, Victony’s Everything came 11th, Aya Nakamura and Ayra Starr’s Hype emerged 12th most streamed while Tems and J.Cole’s Free Fall, came 13th.

“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”.