2. Wizkid (10.581 million)
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. The recipient of received several international music award nominations and awards, he began recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009.
Wizkid became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records for his contribution to “One Dance”. In 2019, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the collaboration “Brown Skin Girl”, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. His fourth album, Made in Lagos, was released in October 2020, to wide commercial success and acclaim. The album includes the single “Essence”, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
By February 2021, Wizkid was the most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Spotify, with over 3.4 billion streams across all credits. On the 24th of August Wizkid’s Made in Lagos rose to number 1 on Billboard World Album Chart. On the 27 of August 2021, Wizkid released the deluxe edition of his Made in Lagos album.
Wizkid is takes the 4th spot on the Top 5 African Artiste with The Most Spotify Monthly Listeners