Ayra Starr Tops Spotify’s Global Charts as Most Streamed Nigerian Artist

Written by on July 11, 2024

During a press briefing in Lagos, Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa, revealed that Sarah Aderibigbe, popularly known as Ayra Starr, has emerged as the most streamed Nigerian artist worldwide on Spotify.

Ayra Starr’s collaborations with Rauw Alejandro on “Santa” and her solo track “Comma” secured the top two spots on Spotify’s global charts.


Tems’ “Love Me Jeje” followed closely in third place, highlighting the growing influence of Nigerian musicians on the streaming platform.


According to Spotify’s 2024 Global Impact List for music, the duet “Another Vibe” by Luciano and Omah Lay ranked fourth, while “Just Like Me” by 21 Savage, Burna Boy, and Metro Boomin claimed the fifth spot.

Tyla and Tems’ “No.1” secured sixth place, showcasing the diversity and appeal of Nigerian music on a global scale.


Spotify’s CEO emphasized that the 2024 Global Impact List focuses on tracks from Nigeria that have resonated the most internationally in the first half of the year.

The list celebrates Nigerian music’s ability to attract listeners worldwide, bridging cultural divides with its infectious rhythms and innovative sound.


Among the top 30 tracks with the biggest global impact, Usher and Pheelz’s “Ruin” ranked seventh, while Reis B and Tempoe’s “Pretty Girl” followed in eighth place.

TitoM, Yuppe, Burna Boy, and S.N.E’s collaboration “Tshwala Bam” clinched the ninth position, and Ayra Starr and Giveon’s “Last Heartbreak Song” rounded out the top ten.


Victony’s “Everything” claimed the 11th spot, Aya Nakamura and Ayra Starr’s “Hype” secured 12th place, and Tems and J.Cole’s “Free Fall” took the 13th position on Spotify’s prestigious list.

Spotify remains committed to supporting and showcasing the evolution of Nigerian music, especially Afrobeats, which continues to captivate global audiences with its compelling storytelling and genre-defying fusions.


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