Olamide Tops The List Of African Rappers With The Highest Streaming Numbers On Spotify

The sensational Nigerian rap phenomenon, Olamide, has now become one of Africa’s most commercially successful stars. He is one of the most popular musicians in Nigeria for more than ten years, whose music has helped make hip-hop and Afrobeats more commercially successful.

The multi-award-winning rapper and YBNL boss is the only African rapper with the highest Spotify streams. Olamide’s astounding accomplishment of over 630 million Spotify plays reflects his success and longevity. Baddo has ten solo albums to his credit, making it one of the largest catalogs in Nigerian mainstream music.

Olamide is the only rapper and musician from Nigeria to have won three Headies Album of the Year awards in a row (2012), 2013 with his album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, and 2014 with his album Street OT. Olamide boasts of a string of successful tracks dating back to his 2010 breakthrough smash, “Eni Duro,” which is evidence of his commercial prowess based on his streaming figures.

Olamide continues to release hits, including “Amapiano,” a collaboration with Asake that earned him a nomination for the 66th Grammy Awards, 13 years after the release of his breakthrough track. In addition to being a skilled rapper, Olamide has made a name for himself as a prosperous label owner, nurturing artists like Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Pheelz, Fireboy & Asake under his YBNL label.

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