Africa’s favorite music streaming service – Boomplay has released a list of top performing Kenyan artistes based on demand for musicians’ songs by fans using the Boomplay’s platform.
For starters, Boomplay has over 38 million users globally. These users can access their favorite songs on Boomplay from wherever they are on this planet.
Boomplay report shows that 2018 was a good year for Kenyan musicians, this thanks to the fact that total music streams rose above 1.1 billion with over 134,000 user-generated playlist globally, an almost 70% increase compared to the previous year 2017.
Nyashinki leads with most streamed songs
Nyashinski emerged as the top Kenyan artiste with his hit songs ‘Malaika’ and ‘Bebi Bebi’ propelling him to the top spot (Kenyan artiste with most streamed songs) whereas Khaligraph’s ‘Testimony 1990’ Album claimed the number one spot for Top Albums of 2018.
Sauti Sol ft Nyashinski’s ‘Short and Sweet’, Willy Paul’s ‘Malingo’, Bahati’s ‘Ten over Ten’ and Khaligraph’s ‘Rider’ featuring Petra claimed the top four spots respectively as “Top Music Videos” in Kenya based on the number of views garnered.
Afropop and Afrofusion was the most listened-to genre that dominated 2018, however Gospel music also experienced a steep increase – with Bahati and Evelyn Wanjiru topping the list of Top 10 Gospel artiste of 2018.