The Afrobeats genre is made up of a fine blend of traditional African music genres such as Highlife, Fuji, and Afrobeats, with Western music genres such as hip-hop, R&B, and pop.
This genre, which has already topped charts in the United States and UK, resonates with several music lovers around the world, especially Gen Zs.
Gradually, the world is accepting the new sound from the Afrobeats genre, and millions of people around the world have fallen in love with the African creation.
Listernship has grown to an all-time high with many people listening keenly to both Ghanaian and Nigerian Afrobeats artistes who are flying the flag of Afrobeats from Africa high.
Since Afrobeats gained ground in the world, several streaming platforms have been buzzing with streams of Afrobeats artistes.
Ghanaian Afrobeats artistes have not been left out when it comes to the new genre, as most acts keep working hard to make sure their contributions are captured internationally as they strive to be recognized on international platforms as the trailblazers of the Afrobeats genre.
Several streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Boomplay, and Audiomack among others, have verifiable figures to show the number of streams of the various Ghanaian artistes producing Afrobeats songs.
International streaming platform, Spotify, recently released the top five Ghanaian Afrobeats artists and the number of streams they have received worldwide for the month of September.
For the month of September, Ghanaian Highlife and Afrobeats sensation, King Promise, was the most streamed Ghanaian artiste with over 2,018,220 streams and boasts of a following of 428,649 on the online music streaming platform. His current hit song Terminator did marvelously well with his unique style of weaving the Afrobeats and Amapiano genres together nicely.
Ghanaian music sensation and Afrobeats artiste, KiDi, came in second with over 1,725,962 streams for the month of September and a followership of 396,826.
Emerging multi-talented artiste and the 2023 Artiste of the Year at the just-ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Black Sherif, came third with over 1,353,886 streams and 791,124 followers.
On September 26, 2023, Black Sherif was billed to perform at the maiden edition of the Afro Nation concert in Nigeria. Other artistes who have been confirmed for the popular music festival include Nigeria’s set, Burna Boy, J Hus, Flavour, and Seyi Vibez. These are the names of the first batch of performers for the concert slated for December 19-20, 2023 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
Ghanaian Afropop, R&B, and Afrobeats singer and songwriter, Camidoh came fourth with 1,035,575 streams and 202,466 followers.
Ghanaian Dancehall and Afrobeats singer and beatmaker, Shatta Wale was ranked fifth with 853,864 streams and 267,434 followers. Perhaps the numbers of the other Ghanaian Afrobeats artistes like Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Gyakie and Kelvyn Boy among others will make the cut in October when the list is released.