Davido’s ‘Champion Sound’ and Goya Menor’s ‘Ameno Amapiano,’ listed as most streamed Amapiano songs on Spotify
Amapiano has spiked the Nigerian Music industry to the top of both national and International charts since 2020.
The top digital music streaming service, Spotify is hosting media and influencers from across the continent on an Amapiano Tourism experience in celebration of Amapiano. It aims to share the roots of the genre, the influence of collaborations and how streaming assists in exporting local music to the world.
This tour is in partnership with South African Tourism and begins with ‘Amapiano 101‘– talks about the background and gives guests a ride of its origins in townships like Mamelodi but also exploring other popular Amapiano spots in Soweto. Guests from different countries like; Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa were in attendance.
Furthermore, the ‘Amapiano Grooves‘ segment was highlighted which exhibits the impact of clubs on music.
Managing Director for Spotify in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy spoke on this; “Amapiano’s unique sound and infectious beats have captivated audiences around the world, and are sure to keep fans dancing for years to come. As more artists emerge and push the boundaries of the genre, there is no doubt that Amapiano is set to become a mainstay in the global music scene.”
According to Spotify’s data, their listeners on Spotify enjoy tuning into the genre on weekday afternoons, with Friday evening peaks. ‘Amapiano Grooves‘, which is Spotify’s biggest Amapiano playlist, is most popular among 18-24-year-olds. And listeners hail from South Africa, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, the USA, Mozambique and Botswana.
Below is the top exported Amapiano tracks on Spotify:
- ‘Abo Mvelo’ – (feat. Mellow & Sleazy & M.J)
- ‘Love & Loyalty’ – (Believe)
- ‘Ameno Amapiano’ Remix (You Wanna Bamba)
- ‘Big Flexa’
- ‘Hamba Wena’
- ‘WATAWI (feat. Davido, Focalistic & Abidoza)’
- ‘Mina Nawe’
- ‘Champion Sound’
In addition, here are the top exported Amapiano artists on Spotify:
- DJ Maphorisa
- Kabza De Small
- Young Stunna
- Mellow & Sleazy
- DBN Gogo
- Costa Titch
- Major League Djz
- Kamo Mphela
Tosin Music Performs at ‘The First and Last’
Superstar Tosin Music dazzled his fans with a stunning performance at the sold-out “The First and Last” comedy show, which was held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
The renowned singer-songwriter, known for his electrifying live shows and powerful vocals, kicked off the night with his hit songs, including ‘Bintinlaye’.
The audience went wild as Tosin Music worked his way through a setlist packed with his biggest hits. Amongst other things, the singer showed off his skills as a guitarist throughout the night, bringing his signature instrument to the stage.
Fans were treated to a special surprise when Tosin Music invited one of them to the stage to perform his songs. The duo delivered an unforgettable performance that had the crowd singing and dancing along.
“I just want to thank each and every one of you for being here tonight,” Tosin Music told the audience. “I couldn’t do this without you, and I’m so grateful for all the love and support you’ve shown me over the years.”
“The First and Last” is just the latest in a string of successful shows for Tosin Music, who recently shared the stage with Ric Hassani.