It’s Official: Jah Prayzah Is the Biggest Zimbabwean Artist Not Winky D
JAH Prayzah’s musical triumphs are reverberating on Spotify, where his tunes have amassed an impressive 11.4 million streams, attracted 164,813 monthly listeners, and enjoyed 744,600 hours of playtime across 183 countries.
The diverse cultural appeal of his music, characterized by a fusion of different sounds, has garnered a global audience, with his fan base steadily expanding.
Expressing gratitude to his supporters, Jah Prayzah took to his social media platforms, acknowledging the widespread backing for his music worldwide.
In the latest data release for this year, Amapiano sensation Kabza De Small retains the title of the most streamed South African artist for the second consecutive year, boasting 1,806,277 monthly listeners. Two of his projects, KOA II Part 1 and The Konka Mixtape: Sweet & Dust, secured positions in the top five most streamed South African albums.
The data also reveals a notable shift in listening habits in South Africa, with local users embracing more homegrown talent. Consumption of local songs increased by an impressive 101 percent this year, with Amapiano dominating the charts as the most streamed genre.
On the broader African music landscape, Spotify’s rankings showcase the influence of Nigerian artists. Grammy-winning musician Burna Boy takes the lead as the most streamed artist in Sub-Saharan Africa for the second consecutive year, boasting a remarkable 17,086,461 monthly listeners.
The Afrobeats genre, to which Burna Boy belongs, has witnessed a staggering growth of 550 percent, with Rema’s “Calm Down” achieving the milestone of being the first Afrobeats artist-led track to surpass a billion streams on Spotify, captivating audiences in Mexico and India.
Spotify Wrapped 2023, an annual data review reflecting users’ music and podcast preferences, highlights Nigeria’s dominance in the African music scene. Artists like Asake, Davido, and Omah Lay secure positions in the top ten list, emphasizing the nation’s musical prowess.
The top four most streamed artists on Spotify in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2023 are Drake, Burna Boy, Asake, and Davido, according to data from H-Metro Reporter, Daily Post, and IOL.