Spotify Wrapped 2021: Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Nigeria top list

Deborah Dan-Awoh

Wizkid, Burna and Davido dominate the Spotify Wrapped list for the year 2021 as Ladipoe's "Feeling" is officially topping the list as most-streamed song in Nigeria on Spotify.

Wizkid Davido, Burna Boy

On the 1st of December, music streaming giant Spotify released its annual feature "Spotify Wrapped" If top artists, songs, albums, genres and podcasts for this year based on users on the platforms around the world.

In Spotify's statement;

“In a year when we were getting to grips with the new normal, what was Nigeria’s soundtrack? In a first for the region, here are the 2021 Wrapped results, defining how Nigerians sought to stay entertained, informed, and connected with their favourite local and global music artists.

“Who are Nigerians listening to, and who are the newcomers that are shaking up the music scene? Who still has staying power in the new normal and how do our local artists compare with the globe’s top hits and international hitmakers?”

In an unusual twist for Nigeria here's a quick roundup of how Nigerians have stayed afloat with their favourite artists both local and international.

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Wizkid comes first on the list, followed by acclaimed African giant Burna Boy with Davido in third place.

According to the list, the only international act in the top five is Drake, who takes fourth place and Olamide at number five.

See the complete list below,

Most streamed artists in Nigeria

  1. Wizkid
  2. Burna Boy
  3. Davido
  4. Drake
  5. Olamide
  6. Buju
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Fireboy DML 
  9. Rema
  10. Tems

Tems, Tiwas Savage and Ayraa Starr

Also in the most streamed female artist category Tems towers at first place with Gen Z singer Ayraa Starr in second place, International star act, Doja Cat coming in third, Teni Makanaki in fourth place, and Tiwa Savage in fifth place.

Most streamed female artists in Nigeria

  1. Tems
  2. Ayra Starr 
  3. Doja Cat 
  4. Teni 
  5. Tiwa Savage
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Billie Eilish
  8. Ariana Grande
  9. Simi
  10. Rihanna

Ladipoe's "Feelings" is the most streamed track in Nigeria.

Ladipoe's "feeling" sounds overtakes all single with the title of the most-streamed track in Nigeria, closely following behind is the popular song "Peru" by Fireboy, then Ruger's Bounce in at third.

Omah Lay’s Understand is the fourth most-streamed track in Nigeria, with Monalisa by Lojay sealing the Nigerian-dominated top five.

See the full list below.

Most streamed tracks in Nigeria

1. Feeling - LADIPOE

2. Peru - Fireboy DML

3.Bounce - Ruger

4. Understand - Omah Lay

5. Monalisa - Lojay

6. Essence (feat. Tems) - Wizkid

7. Dimension (feat. Skepta & Rema) - JAE5

8. Ginger (feat. Burna Boy) - Wizkid

9. Rock - Olamide

10. High - Adekunle Gold

Nigerian Afrobeat singer Wizkid's "Made In Lagos" comes first on the list.

Most streamed albums in Nigeria

Wizkid's sound of the year album 'Made In Lagos' dominates the most streamed album list with Justin Bieber trailing behind in third place, then Davido's Better Time album, and Drake's Certified Lover Boy album rounding up the top 5 list.

See the full list below;

1. Made in Lagos (Deluxe Edition) - Wizkid

2. Made In Lagos - Wizkid

3. Justice - Justin Bieber

4. A Better Time - Davido

5. Certified Lover Boy - Drake

6. Twice As Tall - Burna Boy

7. Carpe Diem - Olamide

8. 19 & Dangerous - Ayra Starr

9. Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon - Pop Smoke

10. Donda - Kanye West

Most streamed playlists in Nigeria

1. .Hot Hits Naija

2. African Heat

3.Gbedu

4.Today’s Top Hits

5. Traffic Jams Naija

6. RapCaviar

7. Afropop

8. Party Dey!

9. New Music Friday Naija

10. Bubblin

Spotify wrapped list 2021

The Spotify feature used data from January 1st to October 31st 2021, to determine the outcome of the list. Thus, Spotify's analysis is based on a 10-11 months span.

This year's feature has some interesting detail to it. Now, asides from the generalized music compilation, there are personalized lists for each user based on listening patterns in the year.

Also, users can share 'Wrapped cards" on social media channels; finally, the app provides exclusive and exciting features for top fans, such as 'Thank you' videos from artists appreciating fans for their listening time.

But this feature is only available if you, the user, has a song of one of the participating artist in personalized "Your Top Songs 2021" or "Your Artists Revealed" playlists.

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