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Spotify reveals list of most streamed Kenyan songs, artists in 2021

Spotify reveals top songs, artists, albums in Kenya

Music streaming platform Spotify unveiled Wrapped Wednesday, its annual round-up of the top artists, albums, songs and playlists of the year as streamed by users on the platform from within Kenya and around the world.

Spotify launched its services in Kenya this year. Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 381 million users, including 172 million subscribers, across 184 countries.

Below are the results of Spotify’s full 2021 Wrapped results in Kenya.

Most streamed Kenyan songs

1.           Nviiri The Storyteller – Niko Sawa

2.           Nikita Kering’ – Ex

3.           Bensoul – Nairobi (feat. Mejja)

4.           Nviiri The Storyteller – Kitenge

5.           Nyashinski – Hapo Tu (feat. Chris Kaiga)

6.           H_art the Band – My Jaber (Friday)

7.           Chris Kaiga – I Want

8.           Mbuzi Gang – Shamra Shamra

9.           Otile Brown – Dusuma

10.         Sauti Sol – Suzanna

Most streamed Kenyan artists

1.           Sauti Sol

2.           Nviiri The Storyteller

3.           Otile Brown

4.           Nyashinski

5.           Bensoul

6.           Wakadinali

7.           H_art the Band

8.           Mejja

9.           BURUKLYN BOYZ

10.         Khaligraph Jones

Best of Gengetone

1.           Mbuzi Gang – Shamra Shamra 

2.           Trio Mio – Cheza Kama Wewe

3.           Nyashinski – Hapo Tu (feat. Chris Kaiga)

4.           Chris Kaiga – Zimenice

5.           Willis Raburu – Kalale

6.           Dantez 254 – Ala

7.           Ethic Entertainment – Daktari

8.           Ochungulo Family – Pandemik

9.           Parroty – Lewa

10.         Noti Flow – Foto Moto

Most streamed tracks in Kenya

1.           Nviiri The Storyteller – Niko Sawa

2.           Omah Lay – Understand

3.           Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

4.           Dua Lipa – Levitating (feat. DaBaby)

5.           Doja Cat – Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)

6.           Justin Bieber – Peaches (feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon)

7.           Lil Nas X – INDUSTRY BABY (feat. Jack Harlow)

8.           Polo G – RAPSTAR

9.           The Kid LAROI – STAY (with Justin Bieber)

10.         Olamide – Infinity (feat. Omah Lay)

Most streamed albums in Kenya

1.           Certified Lover Boy – Drake

2.           Planet Her – Doja Cat

3.           Justice – Justin Bieber

4.           Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon – Pop Smoke

5.           Midnight Train – Sauti Sol

6.           MONTERO – Lil Nas X

7.           Donda – Kanye West

8.           Made in Lagos – WizKid

9.           Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa

10.         SOUR – Olivia Rodrigo

Most streamed playlists

1.           Today’s Top Hits

2.           African Heat

3.           Hot Hits Kenya

4.           RapCaviar

5.           Made in Kenya

6.           Mood Booster

7.           Mega Hit Mix

8.           Soft Pop Hits

9.           Top Gaming Tracks

10.         lofi beats

“In 2021, we redefined “normal” and got used to living in a world that’s constantly keeping us on our toes,” said Spotify in a statement.

Spotify has also rolled out its Wrapped creator experience for artists. With access to their own individualised Wrapped microsite experience, creators can dive into all the ways in which their fans listened this year.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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