Following the launch of a website dedicated to Afrobeats, Spotify has revealed that Burna Boy is the most streamed Afrobeats artist of all time.
Wizkid, Rema, Ckay and Tems close the top five most streamed Afrobeats artistes while number six to ten are held by Davido, Fireboy, Omah Lay, Ayra Starr and Amaarae.
The updated Afrobeats website showcases the genre's constant thirst for reinvention, with research conducted on behalf of Spotify by research firm Kuvora finding that 90% of fans expect Afrobeats to continue evolving.
The latest updates to the site explore the evolution of Afrobeats through three distinct eras of creativity that laid the foundation for Afrobeats' connection to global audiences.
From the early era of Hip Hop-influenced but locally rooted sounds, to the infusion of foreign influences and local lyrics, and the definitive hits that marked pivotal moments, the website provides a comprehensive exploration of Afrobeats' journey.
The evolution story also explores the key figures who have played significant roles in shaping and propelling Afrobeats forward. From trailblazers like 2Face Idibia, P-Square, and Wande Coal to influential women such as Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade, these artists have defied stereotypes, broken barriers, and taken Afrobeats to unprecedented heights.