“Rocking that sweet Naija music!”: See the top 15 Nigerian musicians on Youtube

by Lekan Olanrewaju

Nigerian music videos on youtube have recently been announced to have accumulated over 200 million views! This milestone was announced by Obi Asika of Storm 360 who pointed out that interestingly, most of the views are from outside Nigeria.
Speaking on the achievement, and announcing the top 15 musicians with the most views, he said

“Storm 360 is proud to announce the official top 15 list of Nigerian artists on Youtube, as you can see this list which is about 3 weeks old, so the numbers will increase just shows how far our music travels and how popular it is. Imagine that this is for Nigerian artists, remember all the issues to do with connectivity, speed, access, and then the fact that these views are 90% from the diaspora so almost all external to Nigeria. At over 200m views from over 90 countries what this tells us is that our music is mass popular, it is global and without any millions of dollars in advertising, without any support from government or organized private sector we have penetrated. To my mind this is something to be immensely proud of, everyday someone somewhere discovers our music, they are now discovering our comedy and of course they know Nollywood. All of us at Storm salute the artists on this list, those that paved the way and those who are yet to break out, our young people are immensely talented and with all the doom and gloom around it is good to have some positive news to communicate out of Nigeria. We want to salute our artists for making us proud, for flying the flag and for showing the world another side to the multifaceted personality that makes up the Nigerian, keep on rocking to that sweet Naija music!”

Check out the top 15:

1. 2Face45,553,558 Views

2. D’Banj42,728,517 Views

3. M.I28,480,219 Views

4. P-Square19, 433, 7366 Views

5. Don Jazzy12, 908, 945 Views

6. 9ice11, 542, 903 Views

7. Naeto C10,012,773 Views

8. Dagrin6,691,064 Views

9. Banky W6,445,907 Views

10. Timaya6, 061,723 Views

11. Ice Prince5,949,721 Views

12. Dr. Sid5,459,861 Views

13. Eldee5,109,302 Views

14. Brymo3,509,002 Views

15. Darey3,373,192 Views


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Comments (2)

  1. Surprised Tiwa Savage isn't on this list and Darey is!!I like d way u are!

  2. Why is DonJazzy name here? Does he have any musical video separate from D'banj? Just askin.

    I wish there's at least a female among them. Maybe Chidinma or Savage will make it soon

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail