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Burna Boy Is The Most Streamed Artiste In Ghana; Black Sherif Snatches Second Position – Check Out What Ghanaians Are Listening To In 2022 Via Spotify Wrapped

Nigerian musician, Burna Boy is the most streamed artiste in Ghana.

Black Sherif snatched the second position.

Ghana is not called the ‘Gateway to Africa’ for nothing. Ghanaians may proudly support their own, but as this year’s Spotify Wrapped data shows, they’re also enabling other creators and artists from other countries on the continent to thrive.

The country’s music scene is brimming with global hits, churning out some of the continent’s promising breakout artists. And, as digital streaming platforms continue to be the dominant way for artists to reach their fans globally and for fans to explore their musical and audio content tastes, what exactly are Ghanaians listening to? How does this influence culture? What does this reveal about Ghana’s music scene in general?

“This year, Ghanaians have shown that music is indeed a universal language. Spotify Wrapped results show Ghanaians are as welcoming of international influences as local ones and those from the wider African continent,” says Spotify’s head of music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu.

Ghana’s Spotify Wrapped results for 2022 – an annual round up of the top artists and music of the year as streamed by users around the world, shows how Ghanians are listening to music.

  • Ghanaians love a good party, and they start this from 5:00pm when the sun is about to go down through to 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm according to the latest Spotify Wrapped data.  It is no surprise that the day when they stream the most music is Friday, followed by Saturday. 
  • The playlist that they jam to the most is African Heat – Spotify’s curated playlist which compiles all the tracks heating up the continent. 
  • It goes without saying that Ghanaians love their own, as local music consumption keeps soaring with an impressive 193% year on year increase from from 2021 to 2022.
  • Nigerian artists are enjoying a sweet spot in Ghana, as Burna Boy takes the top spot as the most streamed artist in the country this year. Home grown talent  Black Sherif continues to have a stand out presence in music, ending the year as the second most streamed artist locally. 
  • The two also clinched top spots for the most streamed albums of the year with Love, Damini by Burna Boy leading  followed by Black Sherif’s The Villian I Never Was . 
  • Spotify RADAR Global Artist Ayra Starr topped the list as the most streamed female artist in Ghana. She’s followed closely by the Grammy-nominated Tems, with Africa’s first to join Spotify’s EQUAL Programme, Gyakie at third place. 
  • Black Sherif’s meteoric rise to fame which he chronicled in his Kwaku The Traveller got the most heart hits among Ghanaians.

The full breakdown of the top lists is below.

MOST STREAMED ARTISTS IN GHANAMOST STREAMED ALBUMS IN GHANAMOST STREAMED FEMALE ARTISTS IN GHANA 
Burna Boy

Black Sherif

Drake

Asake

Sarkodie

Kwesi Arthur
Fireboy DML

Davido

Lil Baby

Wizkid
Love, Damini – Burna Boy

The Villain I Never Was – Black Sherif

Mr. Money With The Vibe – Asake

Playboy – Fireboy DML

Son Of Jacob – Kwesi Arthur

5 Star  – King Promise

No Pressure – Sarkodie

Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition – Wizkid

Boy Alone – Omah Lay

Rave & Roses – Rema
Ayra Starr

Tems

Gyakie

Darkoo

Rihanna

Adele

Beyoncé

Nicki Minaj

Teni

Doja Cat
MOST STREAMED SONGS IN GHANA MOST STREAMED GHANAIAN ARTISTMOST STREAMED GHANAIAN ALBUM
Last Last – Burna Boy

Overloading (OVERDOSE) – Mavins

Kwaku The Traveller – Black Sherif

Finesse – Pheelz 

Bandana – Fireboy DML 

Buga (Lo Lo Lo) – Kizz Daniel

Down Flat  – Kelvyn Boy

KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW – Oxlade  

For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran) – Burna Boy

It’s Plenty – Burna Boy
Black Sherif

Sarkodie

Kwesi Arthur

King Promise

Stonebwoy

Shatta Wale

KiDi

Gyakie

R2Bees

Camidoh
The Villain I Never Was – Black Sherif

Son Of Jacob – Kwesi Arthur

5 Star  – King Promise

No Pressure – Sarkodie 

The Golden Boy – KiDi 

JAMZ – Sarkodie  

Back 2 Basics – R2Bees     

Black Love – Sarkodie        

Anloga Junction – Stonebwoy        

Same Earth Different Worlds – Omar Sterling
MOST STREAMED GHANAIAN SONGS MOST STREAMED  PLAYLISTS IN GHANAMOST HEARTED SONGS IN GHANA
Kwaku The Traveller  – Black Sherif

Down Flat – Kelvyn Boy

Sugarcane (Remix) [feat. King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo] – Camidoh       

Non Living Thing (feat. Oxlade) – Sarkodie 

Friday Night  – Lasmid

Sugarcane
Burna Boy and Black Sherif - Spotify Wrapped 2022

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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