Top 10 Most Streamed Artists On Spotify In Kenya 2023

Hip hop artist Wakadinali has featured as the sole Kenyan most streamed artists on Spotify list, landing at number eight in the inaugural report Wrapped 2023.

Wakadinali is also the most searched artist in Kenya on Spotify, and their album Ndani ya Cockpit 3 ranks number 10 as the most streamed album.

The top 10 most streamed artists in Kenya in 2023 are Drake, Burna Boy, 21 Savage, Ayra Starr, Chris Brown, Travis Scott, Wakadinali, The Weeknd, Metro Boomin, and Future, respectively.

“The Kenyan music scene has grown exponentially since our last Wrapped, and it is refreshing to see a Kenyan artist in the top streamed list,” says Phiona Okumu, Spotify SSA’s Head of Music. 

Saturday leads as the top streaming day, and 4 pm is the top streaming hour. Friday is the second-most popular streaming day, followed by Tuesday.

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Locally, the top 10 most streamed artists on Spotify are Wakadinali, Sauti Sol, Bien, Bensoul, Nyashinski, Nviiri The Storyteller, Buruklyn Boyz, Otile Brown, Nikita Kering’ and Lilmaina in that order.

The most streamed Kenyan songs include Sauti Sol’s Lil Mama, Bien’s Inauma, Bien and DJ Edu’s Too Easy, Nikita Kering’s Last Name, Fully Focus and Bien’s Dimension and Bien ‘ss My Baby (feat. Ayra Starr). 

In podcasts, the top three of the top streamed podcasts in Kenya are all female-led, including So This Is Love, The Messy In Between and It’s Related, I Promise.

Other Kenyan podcasts making an appearance on the top streamed list include The Sandwich PodcastLegally Clueless and The97sPodcast.

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