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Celebrating A Decade of Amapiano: Spotify Reveals Top Songs and Artists in Nigeria

In a tribute to Amapiano’s remarkable journey over the past decade, Spotify unveils the most streamed songs and artists from this South African dance genre in Nigeria.

In 2023, Amapiano surged past 1.4 billion streams on Spotify, underscoring its profound impact on global music. Originating in South African townships, Amapiano has sparked a worldwide frenzy, inspiring dance challenges and cross-cultural collaborations.

Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music in Sub-Saharan Africa, reflects on Amapiano’s growth: “The past decade has seen Amapiano explode as a form of self-expression across Africa.”

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amapiano thrived on Spotify, reaching milestones such as 300 million streams in 2021 after hitting 100 million in 2020.

Spotify’s initiative, “A Decade of Amapiano,” not only celebrates the genre’s evolution but also highlights key artists and influences. This commitment echoes Spotify’s earlier dedication with “Afrobeats: Journey of a Billion Streams.”

Key insights include significant growth in Amapiano listenership in Nigeria, with a surge of 181% between 2023 and 2024. The data also reveals top streamed songs and artists, showcasing Amapiano’s appeal to a diverse global audience.

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Explore the rhythm and evolution of Amapiano through Spotify’s curated playlists and top tracks, underscoring its impact and future trajectory in global music culture.

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