Spotify, an audio streaming and media services provider, has revealed the top 10 states in Nigeria where music listening was highest between July to September 2021, with Lagos topping the chart.

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According to NAN, Michelle Atagana, Spotify’s head of communications and public relations in sub-Saharan Africa, broke the news in a statement.

Atagana said the development has further demonstrated that Lagos is the entertainment capital of Nigeria.

Niger state and the federal capital territory (FCT) came second and third respectively on the list with Imo occupying the 10th spot.

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“There is no doubt that Nigeria is a country that loves music, whether it’s a local or international sound, Nigerians will always find a way to vibe to it once it catches on,” it read.

She added that the release of the list with highest music listenership across states was in celebration of Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.

“In celebration of Nigeria Month, Spotify shares data on the top 10 music cities in Nigeria, along with other interesting insights,” it said.

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“1st-Lagos-Lagos; 2nd-Niger-Suleja; 3rd-FCT-Abuja; 4th Rivers- Port Harcourt; 5th Edo-Benin City, 6th Enugu-Enugu; 7th Anambra-Onitsha; 8th Kano-Kano; 9th Oyo-Ibadan and 10th Imo-Owerri.

“Top cities in Nigeria by music listening does not include podcast listening.”

Atagana said the top three streaming states have varying music tastes, as the most played songs in each state differ.

“Lagos-Lagos- ‘Gbese’ by Positivv, Yung Felix; ‘Understand’ by Omah Lay; ‘Peru’ by Fireboy DML,” it added.

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“Suleja-Niger State- ‘Understand’ by Omah Lay; ‘Feeling’ by Buju & Ladipoe; ‘Peru’ by Fireboy DML.

“Abuja-Federal Capital Territory- ‘Mojo’ by Brondy16; ‘Ting’ by Brondy16; and ‘Understand’ by Omah Lay.

“Other data shows that some of the more popular music artists in Nigeria include: Wizkid, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Tems and Rema.

“It is clear that Nigerians are tangibly showing the love for their nation, with local artists leading the charge in listening trends.”

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