YouTube is an online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. Around the world, its users watch more than one billion hours of YouTube videos each day.
It’s one of the platforms that has replaced the traditional way musicians sell their music to generate income. Content creators, including musicians, upload their content to reach millions of people beyond their geographical region.
In this write-up, we’ll tilt the focus on rappers on the continent who have amassed a lot of views with the songs they have uploaded on the platform so far. It’s important to note that the views are the total viewership of all their songs on YouTube.
Essentially, views do not by default show one’s superiority over the other although it subtly reveals who has more appeal to the consumers.
1. Olamide (275 million views +)
Olamide’s real name is Olamide Gbenga Adedeji. He’s a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist. He records in Yoruba, and English. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.
2. Sarkodie (224 million views +)
3. Phyno (149 million views +)
4. Nasty C (98 million views +)
5. Falz (86 million views +)
Falz, also is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor who began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009.