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Nigerian Songs Are Ghana’s Most Streamed Songs On Apple Music In 2023

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Apple Music has released its year-end streaming statistics for 2023, underscoring the sustained dominance of Nigeria’s Afrobeats, particularly in neighboring Ghana.

According to the charts unveiled on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, all of the top 10 songs streamed by Ghanaians in the preceding 12 months were Nigerian hits. These rankings were determined based on plays recorded between November 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023.

The Ghanaian chart was led by Asake‘s “Lonely At The Top“, followed by Victony and Tempoe‘s “Soweto” and Young Jonn‘s “Xtra Cool“.

Ruger‘s “Asiwaju” claimed the fourth position, while Omah Lay‘s “Soso” secured the fifth spot. Ayra Starr‘s “Rush” and Fireboy DML and Asake’s “Bandana” took the sixth and seventh positions, respectively.

Davido‘s Grammy-nominated “UNAVAILABLE” held the eighth spot, alongside Burna Boy‘s hit “Last Last” and Asake’s “Terminator“, completing a predominantly Nigerian lineup in Ghana.

 

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The influence of Afrobeats extended beyond Ghana, with Apple Music’s charts reflecting a similar trend in Kenya, where the top 10 songs were predominantly Afrobeats tracks.

Key entries on the Kenyan chart included “Soweto“, “Rush“, “Last Last“, “soso“, “Bandana” and “Asiwaju” in the top six positions. The remaining four songs on the chart were “Ta Ta Ta” by Bayanni, “KU LO SA” by Oxlade and Camila Cabello, “Charm” by Rema, and “People” by Libianca.

On a global scale, the remix of Rema’s popular track, “Calm Down“, featuring Selena Gomez, emerged as the 12th most-streamed song, marking the highest entry ever for an African song.

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Korede Bello Celebrates 29th Birthday With New Songs

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It’s 2024, and Nigerian singer Korede Bello is turning a year older today! This isn’t just any birthday, though, as it falls on a leap year, making it extra special. Bello is so excited about this milestone that he declared he’d be celebrating all year long!

To mark the occasion, he took to Instagram and posted a series of photos from a birthday photoshoot, calling it “Koreday.” He donned two stylish outfits, one white and the other mustard, expressing his gratitude in the caption.

 

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It’s Koredayyy. Happy Birthday to me 🤍You guys have almost finished me with love today. A ton of DMs, posts, and calls. I can’t respond to all of you but I sincerely appreciate you. Thank you for celebrating M3GA.”

The birthday celebration doesn’t stop there! Korede Bello took to Instagram again to announce a party happening today, March 1st, 2024, at Ballr Lagos, inviting his followers in Lagos to join him for the festivities.

In addition to the party, Bello also announced the release of two new singles as birthday gifts to his fans. These songs, titled “Happy Birthday To Me” and “Minding My Business,” are the first tracks released from his highly anticipated “Koreday” album.

 

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Fans flooded Korede Bello’s comment section with birthday wishes and prayers to celebrate his special day. Don Jazzy joined in on the well wishes saying, “Happy birthday Omo Lope. May GOD continue to win in your life. More blessings,” and actress Adesua Etomi said, “Happy birthday Koredeeee.”

In another Instagram post, Korede Bello was dancing with joy, his flowing outfit adding to the celebratory atmosphere of his birthday.

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Chike’s ‘Egwu’ Music Video Honours Mohbad

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Chike’s music video for his hit song “Egwu” is brimming with joy and positive energy, spreading happiness among viewers. Released in late 2023, “Egwu” has become a huge commercial success, soaring to the top of the TurnTable Top 100 chart in a remarkable climb.

To create the music video, Chike collaborated with the gifted cinematographer Pink. Together, they crafted a vibrant visual experience that not only reflects the song’s joyful spirit but also pays respectful homage to the memory of the beloved Street pop star, Mohbad.

Chike kicked off the year with the release of his latest music video on February 28th, 2024, marking his first artistic offering of the year. This video, filmed entirely in Lagos, showcases the city’s vibrant energy and the joyful spirit of its inhabitants. From lively market women and energetic school children to skilled artisans, wise elders, and colorfully dressed dancers, all come together in a delightful dance routine that breathes life into the song’s message.

In the music video for “Ewgu,” Chike utilizes powerful visuals to create a surge of emotion. We see Mohbad gazing upon the city, his music seemingly spreading happiness throughout its streets. This impactful imagery adds another layer to the song’s emotional depth.

“Ewgu” follows Chike’s 2023 release, “Ego Oyibo,” as he keeps fans engaged in anticipation of his upcoming third album.

MohBad, born Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba (1996–2023), was a rising star in the Nigerian music industry. The talented rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lagos made a name for himself with his streetwise lyrics and tunes

His hits like “Ponmo,” “Peace,” and “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” garnered him widespread recognition and award nominations. He rose to fame with his craft and collaborations with top artists like Naira Marley and Oladips. Despite his tragic passing in 2023, his music continues to resonate with fans around the world.

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How I Got Ed Sheeran To Feature On ‘Peru’ Remix – Fireboy

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Nigerian music star Fireboy DML recently shared a fascinating story about his hit collaboration with global music sensation Ed Sheeran on the remix of Fireboy’s 2021 chart-topping single, “Peru.”

In a recent interview with Billboard News, the 28-year-old singer revealed that the collaboration came about after a friend of Ed Sheeran’s introduced the song to the British superstar. Fireboy revealed that Ed Sheeran himself reached out to him, expressing his interest in the song after a friend shared it with him.

Fireboy further disclosed that prior to this remarkable collaboration, he had expressed his fervent desire for a “global hit” that would significantly transform his life path.

“I remember praying for a song that would breakthrough on a global scale, something that would truly change my life forever,” Fireboy said, reflecting on the period before the collaboration.

“At the time, ‘Essence’ was enjoying significant popularity, and this inspired me to aim for even greater achievements. I would like to contribute to my genre by having a song that cuts across the whole world and changes my life forever.” he added.

“God gave me ‘Peru’, so the song blew up, amazing record. You know when a song blows up and it becomes this annoying record you hear everywhere in Africa, in Nigeria, especially in Lagos.

“It needed something special so it came in the form of the collaboration with Ed Sheeran. I was in the studio that day I remember when I got the call from Mr Kareem, he works with my label and he was like, guess what? Ed Sheeran is going to be on your record.

“Check your DM, I think he has sent you a DM. He has recorded the verse, everything is ready and I was like, what? But apparently, Jamal Edwards sent the song to Ed Sheeran.

“So after I got the call, I checked my messages on Instagram, and he had sent me a DM together with a voice note, and when I listened to verse, I was like this verse is fire.”

And that is how the chart-topping Peru Remix came about.

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