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Nasty C is the most streamed South African artist on Spotify South Africa.

These Are The Songs, Artists, Playlists and Genres South Africans Have Been Streaming on Spotify in The Past Year

Nasty C, Black Coffee and AKA are the most streamed South African artists on Spotify by South African audiences.

Today (March 13) marks the first year since Spotify launched in South Africa. To celebrate their anniversary, the Swedish streaming company shared interesting statistics that show what artists, songs, playlists and genres South African fans have been streaming since the platform launched in the country a year ago.


Nasty C is the overall most streamed South African artist by local audiences. Black Coffee and AKA take the second and third spots. Black Coffee and David Guetta's collaborative single "Drive" is the most streamed South African song by local audiences. "Collide" by Lady Zamar and "Fela In Versace" by AKA and Kiddominant take the second and third spots.

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Below are some of the statistics that defined Spotify South Africa's users' behavior since the platform launched in the country.

Top 5 Most Streamed South African Artists

1. Nasty C
2. Black Coffee
3. AKA
4. Snotkop
5. Goldfish

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Top 5 Most Streamed South African Songs

  • 1.Black Coffee & David Guetta "Drive"
  • 2.Lady Zamar "Collide"
  • 3.AKA ft. Kiddominant "Fela In Versace"
  • 4.Prince Kaybee ft. Busiswa and TNS "Banomoya"
  • 5.DJ Maphorisa ft. Mlindo the Vocalist "Amablesser"

Top 5 Most Streamed Playlists by South African Audiences

1. Top Hits

2. Top Hits South Africa

3. Rap Caviar

4. Mega Hit Mix

5. Peaceful Piano



AKA is among the top 5 most streamed South African artists on Spotify South Africa. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Top 3 Most Streamed Genres by South African Audiences

1. Pop

2. Dance pop

3. Hip-hop

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Joburg

Most Musical Day

22 February 2019

To celebrate its first anniversary, one of Spotify's top performing SA playlists, curated for South African audiences, Made In South Africa, will be taken over with the Top 50 most streamed tracks (by South African audiences) over the last year and feature Black Coffee as the playlist cover artists.

You can stream the playlist below:

Follow OkayAfrica's MZANSI HEAT playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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The 13 Best South African Songs of the Month

Featuring Nasty C, King Monada, Shabaka and The Ancestors and more.

Our list of the best South African songs of the month includes new singles that dropped in March, alongside those that were highlighted by getting the music video treatment.

Check out our selections below, which feature Nasty C, King Monada, Shabaka and The Ancestors and more among others.

The list is in no particular order.

Follow our MZANSI HEAT playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.
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Cover art of "Banjo".

Watch Cameroonian Drag Artist Bebe Zahara Benet's New Music Video for 'Banjo'

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The single, which features on her upcoming Broken English EP, is the follow-up to several EPs she's released in the past including Face and Kisses & Feathers as well as a number of singles including "Fun Tonite", "Get Fierce (Lose Yourself)" and "Starting a Fire".

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Image courtesy of ARRAY.

What to Watch at Home During Coronavirus Shutdown: ARRAY's New Digital African Film Series

The film platform, from director Ava DuVernay, is hosting a weekly movie-viewing experience for the "global online community of cinephiles."

If you're looking for African films to dive into while at home during the coronavirus outbreak, a new digital series from award-winning director Ava DuVernay's film collective ARRAY is a great place to start. The multi-media platform and arts collective is launching its #ARRAYMatinee series, and each film will be available for viewing here.

#ARRAYMatinee is a virtual movie-viewing experience that will screen a string of the collective's previously released independent films from Africa and the diaspora. The weekly series begins on Wednesday, April 1 with a viewing of the 2015 South African coming-of-age film Ayanda. "Viewers will take a cinematic journey to the international destinations and cultures featured in five films that were released via the ARRAY Releasing independent film distribution collective that amplifies that work of emerging filmmakers of color and women of all kinds," says the platform in a press release. To promote a communal viewing experience, viewers are also encouraged to have discussions on Twitter, using the hashtag #ARRAYMatinee.

The five-part series will run weekly until May 13, and also includes films from Liberia, Ghana, and Grenada. See the full viewing schedule below with descriptions from ARRAY, and visit ARRAY's site at the allotted times to watch.

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