According to Apple Music, Burna Boy and Davido are the Artistes with the 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
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.