Music streaming giant, Spotify, recently released its top ten Nigerian cities for music streaming for the periods of July to September 2021, with Lagos topping the list, and 8 Nigerian cities from the south.
This was disclosed in a statement by Michelle Atagana, Spotify’s Head of Communications and Public Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa.
The music boss said that the top ten states and cities for streaming music include Lagos – Lagos, Niger – Suleja, FCT – Abuja, Rivers – Port Harcourt, Edo – Benin City, Enugu – Enugu, Anambra – Onitsha, Kano – Kano, Oyo – Ibadan and Imo – Owerri.
What they said
”There 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.
”In celebration of Nigeria Month, Spotify shares data on the top 10 music cities in Nigeria, along with other interesting insights,” she said.
She added that Afrobeats had come to be recognised as a dominant sound for Nigerian artists as South Africa’s Amapiano genre was also gaining momentum in Nigeria, adding that current top listened to songs on its platform includes Falz’s Squander, Davido’s High or Burna Boy’s Yaba Buluku which adopts a hybrid of deep house jazz and lounge music associated with Amapiano.
Top 10 states in Nigeria where music listening was highest under the period of review according to Spotify
1st-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.
”Top cities in Nigeria by music listening does not include podcast listening,” Michelle stated.
Spotify also reported that the top 3 cities have different music listening tastes, citing that the top 3 songs for each of the cities are:
- Lagos-Lagos – Gbese by Positivv, Yung Felix Understand by Omah Lay, Peru by Fireboy DML.
- Suleja-Niger State – Understand by Omah Lay, Feeling by Buju, LADIPOE, Peru by Fireboy DML.
- Abuja-Federal Capital Territory – Mojo by Brondy16, Ting by Brondy16, Understand by Omah Lay.
Other data showed that some of the more popular music artists in Nigeria include Wizkid, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Tems and Rema
Michelle said the data shows that Nigerians are tangibly displaying their love for their nation, with local artists leading the charge in listening trends.