Top 5 Most Streamed Nigeria Musicians On iTunes 2022

Nigeria is a country with a large pool of talented and gifted artists who are recognized for their sweet melodies and hit music played both locally and internationally. Though civilization and advancements in technology have brought drastic development to Africa’s music industry, Nigerian artists continue to lead other African talents by dropping hits and famous songs on a steady and global scale.

The beats, the lyrics, and the video qualities have undoubtedly endeared them to many people across the globe. This explains why fans anticipate new hits from the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Talking of iTunes, below are the lists containing the top five (5) most streamed Nigerian artists on iTunes in 2022 –

5. Olamide – 13 MILLION+ STREAMS

Gbenga Olamide Adedeji, also known as baddo, is a Nigerian star whose songs are doing well on iTunes and other streaming platforms. The hip-hop and indigenous rapper broke into the limelight in 2011 after his debut album “Rapsodi of the Nigerian rapper Olamide,” which includes the popular “Omotoshan” track.

Olamide is currently the owner of YBNL, a foremost music label with several artistes doing good for themselves in the industry he has successfully groomed.


Davido, also known as David Adedeji Adeleke, is a prestigious afrobeat maker, record producer, and songwriter. The ‘Assurance’ crooner became famous in 2012 after the debut of his Omo Baba Olowo album that featured hit tracks like “Dami Duro,””Overseas” and “Euro.”

He has since then become a top mainstay in the music industry with several collaborations with other top stars like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, etc and currently one of the most streamed Nigerian artistes on the all music platforms.


He composes his music differently with uniqueness and connecting vibes. The hit song he released recently, “Love nwantiti” was a huge global hit and has taken over social media. The song has garnered billions of streams worldwide, most especially TikTok with 880 million streams and has become the most streamed artists in Africa as a result.

Also Read: Top 5 Most Streamed African Artistes on Spotify (2022)


He doesn’t need much introduction as he is one of the best Nigerian music exports artists on the global stage. Christened Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Wizkid gained prominence in 2011 following the release of his “Superstar” album, containing the hit “Holla at your Boy” single.

However, his features with Drake and Tems gave him the most global listening and a Grammy award to go with it.


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, famously known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian rapper and afrobeat artist making headlines in Africa and beyond. He is among the most successful artists on the continent. He became popular after the release of “Like to Party” in 2012, which was one of the most downloaded songs at the time. He is a Grammy Award winner, while his latest “Love, Damini” album has been a hit this year.


The list goes on in the music industry but these are the most streamed on the iTunes platform in Nigeria so far in 2022.

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