Africa’s Most Streamed Artists Revealed

Deezer revealed the top streamed artists in Africa in celebration of Africa Day coming up on 25 May. Though music fans in Africa love global icons such as Eminem, Drake, Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish, but it is Algerian singer, dancer and rapper Soolking who takes the crown as the most-streamed artist while local African artists such as Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Egypt’s Amr Diab and South Africa’s Kabza De Small soar high as the top five most-streamed African artists in Africa.

Top 20 Most Streamed Artists Overall by African Users (2020)


1. Soolking

2. Ninho

3. Eminem

4. Drake

5. PNL

6. The Weeknd

7. Justin Bieber

8. Billie Eilish

9. Dadju

10. Burna Boy

11. Roddy Ricch

12. Amr Diab

13. Ed Sheeran

14. Maes

15. Post Malone

16. Chris Brown

17. Travis Scott

18. Kabza De Small

19. DJ Maphorisa

20. Khalid

Top 20 Most Streamed Artists from Africa and the diaspora by African users (2020):


1. Soolking

2. Ninho

3. Burna Boy

4. Amr Diab

5. Kabza De Small

6. Dj Maphorisa

7. Fireboy Dml

8. Davido

9. Damso

10. Mohamed Amaki

11. WizKid

12. Maître Gims

13. Mr Eazi

14. Joeboy

15. Naira Marley

16. Joyous Celebration

17. Fally ipupa

18. Elaine

19. Rema

20. Spoegwolf



Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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