10 Most Streamed Afrobeat Hits on Spotify 2022

Afrobeats — these days, they’re everywhere. In viral TikTok songs, Instagram Reels, and memes as well. It is triumphant party music that takes on Western African sources and has a blend of drum beats and rhythms.

This article will list ten songs of Afro music that are hit on Spotify. But before that, let’s discuss a serious issue — can you access Afrobeat songs on Spotify?

Can’t Access Afrobeats on Spotify?
Does Spotify have Afrobeat? Short answer, yes. But why can’t you access it?

If your country deploys geo-restrictions for using Spotify or listening to Afro music, there’s a probability you won’t find Spotify in the AppStore or Play Store. Further, even if you can download Spotify and use it, sometimes songs may not appear because of licensing and copyright agreements.

In such scenarios, your mind can pop questions like, “Does Spotify have Nigerian music?” It certainly has, and you can access it using a VPN.

Here’s how you do it:

1. Install a VPN — we recommend the VeePN extension.
2. Download Google VPN free from Chrome Web Store. Apart from the VeePN extension, you can also download it for your smartphones and computer.
3. Go to Spotify and select one of the regions Spotify supports.
4. You can change VPN’s server location to access the best Afrobeats songs.

Apart from Spotify, you can also unblock African TikTok songs using a free online VPN.

List of Top 10 Afrobeat Hits on Spotify

Now, let’s see which are the top 10 Afrobeat hits that are shaking the Spotify world:

1. CKay – Love Nwantiti (1 billion)

Love Nwantiti is undoubtedly Nigeria’s most successful single by Chukwuka Ekweani, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer. He has gained a billion Spotify streams with a single song.

Love Nwantiti is one of Afrobeats songs and you must have already listened to it on viral Instagram reels or on TikTok songs.

Also, CKay is the most streamed Nigerian artist with over 21 million followers on Spotify.

2. CKay – Love Nwantiti Remix (339 million)

A remix of the previous song titled Love Nwantiti (ah ah ah) features Nigerian singer Joeboy and Ghanaian singer Kuami Eugene, released in 2020.  This Afro song became a success in the Middle East, North Africa, Nigeria, and parts of Europe.

3. Burna Boy – On The Low (146 million)

On The Low is a love song with a fusion of Afrobeats and is a hit track from the album African Giant that gained a stream of 146 million. Moreover, Burna Boy’s Afro music has about 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

4. Burna Boy – Ye (127 million)

Ye is another hit track by Burna Boy, produced by Phantom, listed on the Nigerian blockbuster chart, released on August 6, 2018. “Ye” won Song of the Year and Listener’s Choice in 2019.

5. Wizkid – Come Closer (110 million)

Who has the highest streams in Africa? It’s none other than Wizkid. He holds the most streamed artist position from Africa, followed by Burna Boy and Davido in third.

This song, Come Closer, sold 500,000 units in the United States. Wizkid or the Starboy became the first African to be certified gold as a featured and lead artist in the US.

6. CKay – Love Nwantiti, North Africa Rmx (98 million)

Featuring ElGrand Toto, CKay comes with another remix to the song Love Nwantiti in the North African version. He is consistent in releasing good music. The song became a subject of collaborations with a few local artists as well.

7. Wizkid – Essence (95.5 million)

Featuring fellow Nigerian singer Tems, Essence is another hit song by Wizkid. It released on April 9, 2021, in Lagos, features a duo expressing their desire for each other. The song is the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200.

8. Maleek Berry – Kontrol (89.8 million)

Maleek Shoyebi is professionally known as Maleek Berry. He recalled Kontrol by Maleek on Instagram for hitting a peak on YouTube with over 100 million views.

9. Wizkid & Skepta – Energy (86.3 million)

Energy is an Afrobeat song by English grime artists Skepta and Wizkid. It came out on June 20, 2018.

The song features both the artists partying on a beach in Lagos. The video is full of palm trees, white beaches, beautiful people, and good vibes. Clearly, it flaunts Nigeria’s enticing culture.

The song was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.

10. Ayo Jay – Your Number (78.2 million)

Your Number was released on June 21, 2013, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

British record producer Melvitto produced the song, and it is the first ever song to make its place on a billboard chart without any features.


These were the top 10 most streamed Afrobeat hits on Spotify in 2022. We are sure that you have already listened to a lot of them, but if you haven’t, go on, create a playlist from these songs.

Further, don’t forget to use VeePN, a VPN service, if you want to access the blocked content on Spotify and other apps on your device.

Lone Ranger

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