Burna Boy Dominate Top 10 Most Played Songs of 2019 in Sub-saharan Africa

According to Apple Music, Burna Boy and Davido are the Artistes with the most played songs of 2019 in sub-saharan Africa.

Burna Boy Dominate Top 10 Most Played Songs of 2019 in Sub-saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan African consists of all the African countries that lie south of the Sahara. In essence, it consists of all African countries asides North African countries.

What this list means is that Nigerian songs are the most played songs in sub Saharan Africa.

Out of the top ten, Burna’s tracks featured five times, while Davido came in second, with two songs. Wizkid, Rema and Joeboy songs completed the list.

Top 10 Most Played Songs of 2019 in Sub-saharan Africa

Burna Boy Dominate Top 10 Most Played Songs of 2019 in Sub-saharan Africa

Not long ago his 19 track album, Burna boy’s ‘African Giant,’ was nominated alongside music heavyweights including Angelique Kidjo and Altin Gun. He follows in the footsteps of Femi and Seun Kuti, (the sons of legendary musician, Fela Kuti) King Sunny Ade and other Nigerian music stars.

It has been a standout year for Burna Boy, who has won a string of awards and sold out venues across the globe.

In November, he won the Best African Act at the MTV EMA Awards. And in April, the star performed some of his hit songs like ‘Ye’ and ‘Killin Dem’ at Coachella alongside big names like, Kid Cudi and Billie Eilish.
He also won the Best International Act at the BET awards in June this year.

With collaborations with award-winning artists like Angelique Kidjo, Damian Marley and Lily Allen, he has risen in prominence as the Afrobeats sound has also gained global recognition.

Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


  1. […] “Burna Boy has been delivering Afro-fusion hits since the start of the decade, but the Nigerian artist truly stepped into his power with fourth album, African Giant. He previously showed his admiration for Afrobeat pioneer and activist Fela Kuti, and his new LP elevates Kuti’s teachings, resulting in a musical reawakening that traveled beyond the African continent and touched new territories overseas. By refusing to dilute his raw sound to please a mainstream audience, Burna Boy tackles all the issues his nation faces — oppression, poverty and corruption to raise awareness. Despite the grim underbelly, the album’s hip-shaking grooves (“On The Low”), doses of flirtation (“Secret”) and commanding vocals (“Anybody”) give a sense of hope.” […]


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