Though Kenyans are listening to local genres like Gengetone, there is also huge interest in global artists such as Drake, Pop Smoke, and The Weeknd.
Though Kenyans are listening to local genres like Gengetone, there is also huge interest in global artists such as Drake, Pop Smoke, and The Weeknd. This is according to Spotify.
The Gengetone musical wave is not only gaining momentum amongst creators and listeners but building in popularity with its youthful urban sound.
This is a testament to Kenya’s musical influence across Africa while pioneering a culture that varies in talent from a new and different sound.
To mark six months since launch, Spotify looked at the top streamed tracks, artists, and playlists by Kenyans. With fans from Nairobi to Eldoret and Mombasa to Nakuru streaming music via Spotify, it’s not surprising that Bien and Nviiri The Storyteller’s smash hit ‘Niko Sawa’ takes the top spot as the most-streamed track by Kenyans in the past six months.
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