With over 38 million users globally, Boomplay remains the favorite music streaming service in Africa. The music scene in Nigeria has continued to grow over the years and 2018 has been no different with digital music streaming and sales being a major revenue source for many artistes.
As 2018 is coming to a close, Boomplay has revealed its annual stats for Nigeria, which showcases the music trends and artists that defined the year in Nigeria based on Boomplay stats.
The year 2018 has been an amazing one for many Nigerian artistes with total music plays rising above 4.5 Billion with over 583,000 user-generated playlist globally, a very significant increase when compared to previous years.
Tope Alabi not only tops the list as the best artiste of 2018 in Nigeria, but also claimed the spot for most album plays. Davido’s “Assurance” claimed the spot for most-played song while “Mind” by DMW is the second most-played song in Nigeria.
Mind by DMW, Joromi by Simi and Easy by Reekado Banks also topped as the most trending songs in Nigeria based on the number of times each song appeared in the Top 100 Nigeria chart.
Assurance by Davido, Single & Searching by Yemi Alade and Malo by Tiwa Savage featuring Wizkid claimed the spot as “Top Music Videos” in Nigeria based on the number of views garnered.
Afropop and Afrofusion was the most listened-to genre that dominated 2018, but Gospel music experienced a steep increase – with Tope Alabi being the most trending artiste of 2018.
See below for the full list of 2018 Nigeria music fact sheet: