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Cassper Nyovest is among the most streamed South African artists. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Here Are The Most Streamed Songs and Artists on Spotify South Africa

Some of these might surprise you.

Spotify, the biggest music-streaming site in the world, launched in South Africa last month.

The streaming giant just released what songs and artists South Africans are streaming.


Drake is the most streamed artist on the platform, and his song "God's Plan" is the most streamed song. He is followed by artists such as Post Malone, XXXTENTACION, Khalid and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

Folk artist Jeremy Loops is the most streamed South African artist. He is among good company in the form of Shekhinah, Maphorisa, Goldfish, Nasty C and more.

Here are the standings based on number of streams over the period 13 March to 10 April 2018:


Most streamed songs

"God's Plan" by Drake

"Psycho" (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) by Post Malone

"Love Lies (with Normani)" by Khalid

"Look Alive" by Drake and BlocBoy JB

"SAD!" by XXXTENTACION

"Friends" by Anne-Marie, Marshmello

"rockstar" by Post Malone

"All The Stars" (with SZA) by Kendrick Lamar

"These Days" (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) by Rudimental

"The Middle" by Grey, Zedd, Maren Morris


Most streamed artists

Drake

XXXTENTACION

Post Malone

Kendrick Lamar

Marshmello

The Weeknd

Khalid

Eminem

Migos

Ed Sheeran


Most streamed South African artists

Jeremy Loops

Mckay

Shekhinah

GoldFish

DJ Maphorisa

Nasty C

Fokofpolisiekar

AKA

Snotkop

Cassper Nyovest

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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