May 28, 2022


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Report from BoomPlay revealed 2.5 Millions Nigerians Download or Stream Music via the App


BoomPlay, Africa disrupted music app, popularly used in Tecno and Infinix Android phones reported a 2.5 million Nigerians who regular download and stream music via the app. Also, the number of music artists in BoomPlay app repository amount to 130,000.

As stated by the report, 18 million persons uses the BoomPlay app in 2017 and there were 10 million active users of which 2.5 million are Nigerians. This implies that a quarter of the total 10 million active users are Nigeria.

The data also show that music produced by Nigerians are the most played and engaged. At least 500,000 comments made in the apps are mostly for Nigerian artists.

The record revealed that Afropop and Afrofusion was the must popular genre in 2017 followed by World music. Also, the top ten most played music are music made by Nigeria artist. With Tekno (yawa), Olamide (wo) and Runtown (for life) making the top three. In the area of Album, the report also indicates that Nigeria Artist also made the top ten. Flavour, Simi and Mr Eazi album made the top three.

A pre-order feature was introduced in June 2017. In so doing, BoomPlay users have made 20,000 preoder sales in 2017.  Adekunle Gold, Simi and Wande cool made the top three.

These facts shows Nigerian music is moving from strength to strength day in, day out. With the new year 2018. Nigerian music will continue to receive growth. As for me, I look forward to Nigerian artist winning Grammy award.

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