More than 70 million songs, 2.2 million podcast titles, and over 4 billion playlists became officially available to Spotify listeners in Kenya for free. Spotify launched with a tailored music experience for Africa with more than 100 expertly curated playlists across some of the most popular genres in the continent.
The first 30 days have seen Kenyan listeners navigating the vast world of music discovery on Spotify. Spotify’s first month in Kenya shows that music fans from all over the country are tuned in to global music trends yet cannot seem to get enough of Sauti Sol.
The love for Hip-Hop made Drake land the number one spot in the top-streamed artist’s category, with Kenya’s beloved band Sauti Sol coming second.
Pop Smoke, Justin Beiber and Juice WRLD complete the top five most-streamed artists on Spotify from Kenya.
The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast in the country.
TED Talks Daily, Renegades: Born in the USA, RonRod Pod and DjP Mixes rank up high in the top podcasts listened on Spotify in Kenya.
Today’s Top Hits and RapCaviar are the most popular playlists in Kenya.
Other playlists inlude Mood Booster, Mega Hit Mix and African Heat.
Bien and Nviiri The Storyteller’s Niko Sawa close of that list of the top five streamed songs.
Residents of Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, and Eldoret account for the most Spotify streams in Kenya.