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Lagos leads Spotify’s list of Nigeria’s top 10 music cities

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Spotify, an audio streaming and media services provider, has listed the top 10 highest music listening states in Nigeria between July to September 2021.

Afrobeat is now the dominant sound for Nigerian artists, just as South Africa’s Amapiano genre is also gaining momentum in the country.

Top songs are Falz’s Squander, Davido’s High or Burna Boy’s Yaba Buluku which all adopt the hybrid of deep house jazz and lounge music associated with Amapiano.

Fireboy DML on stage.

Lagos State, the entertainment capital of Nigeria, tops other states in music listenership between the months of July to September 2021.

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

  1. Lagos-Lagos;
  2. Niger-Suleja;
  3. FCT-Abuja;
  4. Rivers- Port Harcourt;
  5. Edo-Benin City,
  1. Enugu-Enugu;
  2. Anambra-Onitsha;
  3. Kano-Kano;
  4. Oyo-Ibadan
  5. Imo-Owerri.

This does not include podcast listening.

The top three streaming states have varying music tastes:

  1. Lagos-Lagos- Gbese by Positivv, Yung Felix Understand by Omah Lay, Peru by Fireboy DML.
  2. Suleja-Niger State- Understand by Omah Lay, Feeling by Buju, LADIPOE, Peru by Fireboy DML.
  3. Abuja-Federal Capital Territory- Mojo by Brondy16, Ting by Brondy16, Understand by Omah Lay.

Other popular music artists in Nigeria include: Wizkid, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Tems and Rema

Spotify says it is clear that Nigerians are tangibly showing the love for their nation, with local artists leading the charge in listening trends,

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

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