Apple Music has released its top ten most streamed songs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the list has on record Grammy nominated artist Burna Boy, with the most streamed songs in 2019.
Burna Boy, who scored his first-ever Grammy nomination some weeks back for best world music album, leads the pack with 5 mentions including the No.1 spot (On the Low) and the featured track with Zlatan (Killin Dem) coming in at No.2. The strokes continue for him at No.3 with the song ‘Anybody’, No.5 with ‘Gbona’ and at No.6 with ‘Dangote’.
Davido comes in second on the chart with two spots, falling in at No.7, with the Chris Brown collaboration ‘Blow My Mind’ and No.10 for ‘One Ticket’, a Kizz Daniel recorded song. Joeboy’s ‘Baby’ track is the fourth most streamed song, whiles Rema’s ‘Dumebi’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’, take up the numbers 8 and 9 respectively on the chart.
The list is explained by Apple Music as tracks birthed in African countries that lie south of the Sahara. Meaning, it consists of all African countries aside North African countries. By far, Nigerian songs are the most played in some part of Africa, as the list proves it to be, with ten Nigerian artists holding the numbers including Wizkid, who features on Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’.