Spotify, a multimedia and audio streaming service provider, revealed the top 10 states in Nigeria with the highest music listening between July and September 2021.
Michelle Atagana, Head of Communications and Public Relations for Spotify, Sub-Saharan Africa, made the disclosure.
Atagana in Thursday’s statement listed the 10 states as follows: Lagos-Lagos, Niger-Suleja, FCT-Abuja, Rivers-Port Harcourt, Edo-Benin City, Enugu-Enugu, Anambra-Onitsha, Kano-Kano, Oyo- Ibadan and Imo-Owerri.
She said: “There is no doubt that Nigeria is a country that loves music, be it local or international sound, Nigerians will always find a way to rock her once she gets the hang of it.
“To celebrate Nigeria Month, Spotify is sharing data on Nigeria’s Top 10 Music Cities, along with other great information. “
Atagana said that as a genre Afrobeat has become a dominant sound for Nigerian artists as the South African genre Amapiano is gaining momentum in Nigeria as well.
According to her, current rave songs like Squander by Falz, High by Davido or Yaba Buluku by Burna Boy embrace the hybrid of deep house jazz and lounge music associated with Amapiano.
She noted that Lagos State, the entertainment capital of Nigeria, lives up to its title as Spotify revealed it leads other states, leading music audiences between July and September 2021.
She said: “Here is the complete list of the top ten states in Nigeria with the highest music listening during the review period according to Spotify.
“1st-Lagos-Lagos; 2e-Niger-Suleja; 3e-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.
“The best cities in Nigeria for listening to music don’t include listening to podcasts. “
Atagana said it is interesting to note that the top three streaming states appear to have varied musical tastes, with the top three songs in each state differing: “Lagos-Lagos-Gbese from Positivv, Yung Felix Understanding from Omah Lay, Peru from Fireboy DML.
“Suleja-Niger State – Understanding by Omah Lay, Feeling by Buju, LADIPOE, Peru by Fireboy DML.
“Abuja-Federal Capital Territory – Mojo by Brondy16, Ting by Brondy16, Understanding by Omah Lay.
“Other data shows that some of the most popular musical artists in Nigeria are: Wizkid, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Tems and Rema.
“It is clear that Nigerians are showing love for their nation in a tangible way, with local artists leading the charge in listening trends.”