How Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Rema, Asake emerged Apple Music’s Biggest Nigerian Artistes of all time

Apple Music celebrates at Nigeria’s 63rd independence anniversary with Oshe Naija, a campaign highlighting Nigerian music’s rich history and its ever-growing influence on culture today.

Apple highlighted the feats of the five most prominent Nigerian artistes of all time in a statement on Friday. And with a whole new class of Nigerian artistes on the rise, big moments like these will keep coming.

Burna Boy

The (Number 1) most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music has smashed record after record with his blockbuster albums. His latest was no exception: I Told Them… not only broke the African record for first-week streams but also topped the album chart in 69 countries simultaneously worldwide, a new record for the genre.


He still holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time with “Essence (feat. Tems),” which has reached the Daily Top 100 in more than 100 countries worldwide and continues to reach the charts three years after its release.

Davido had a record-breaking release with his 2022 album Timeless.

Rema has had one of the biggest summer songs on Apple Music worldwide with the Afrobeats hit “Calm Down,” which now holds the record for the African single with the longest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.

Then there’s Asake, who’s seen an impressive 11 songs reach the Global Daily Top 100.


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