Tope Alabi, Davido Top List of 2018 Most Played Artistes on Boomplay in Nigeria

With over 38 million users globally, Boomplay
remains the favorite music streaming service
in Africa. The music scene in Nigeria has
continued to grow over the years and 2018
has been no different with digital music
streaming and sales being a major revenue
source for many artistes.
As 2018 is coming to a close, Boomplay has
revealed its annual stats for Nigeria, which
showcases the music trends and artists that
defined the year in Nigeria based on Boomplay
The year 2018 has been an amazing one for
many Nigerian artistes with total music plays
rising above 4.5 Billion with over 583,000 user-
generated playlist globally, a very significant
increase when compared to previous years.
Tope Alabi not only tops the list as the best
artiste of 2018 in Nigeria, but also claimed the
spot for most album plays. Davido’s
“Assurance” claimed the spot for most-played
while “Mind” by DMW is the second most-
played song in Nigeria.
Mind by DMW, Joromi by Simi and Easy by
Reekado Banks also topped as the most
trending songs in Nigeria based on the number
of times each song appeared in the Top 100
Nigeria chart.
Assurance by Davido, Single & Searching by
Yemi Alade and Malo by Tiwa Savage
featuring Wizkid claimed the spot as “Top
Music Videos” in Nigeria based on the number
of views garnered.
Afropop and Afrofusion was the most listened-
to genre that dominated 2018, but Gospel
music experienced a steep increase – with
Tope Alabi being the most trending artiste of
See below for the full list of 2018 Nigeria
music fact sheet:


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