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Spotify today announced Spotify Wrapped, the annual lookback at the most streamed artists, songs, albums and playlists. This year’s numbers show that there has been an increase in local music consumption by 294%.

Unfortunately, the most streamed artist isn’t Ugandan but the growth of culture to stream local artist’s music Vis-à-vis piracy is on the rise.

Here is a breakdown of what Ugandans streamed the most this year:

The top streamed local artist honour goes to Azawi, who has moved up one spot this year. Fik Fameica is the second most streamed local artist. AeHil is third, followed by Winnie Nwagi. Vinka closes off the female dominated top five

Ugandans love a good party, so it’s no surprise that they stream the most music on Saturday, followed by Friday, according to the latest Spotify Wrapped data. What hour of the day do Ugandans stream the most music on Spotify? That would be 12pm, right in the middle of the day, then again at 6pm

African Heat is the most streamed playlist in Uganda 

Burna Boy has moved up two spots since last year, to become the most streamed artist in Uganda. Last year’s top artist Drake, is second this year, with Fireboy DML coming in third

Pheelz collabo with BNXN fka Buju on Finesse is the most streamed song in Uganda. Unlike its name, Last Last by Burna Boy is not coming in last, the hit track i takes up the second spot in Uganda. Rema’s Calm Down, is third with Oxlade’s KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW in fourth place. 

Local music consumption is showing no signs of slowing down, registering a 294% year on year increase from 2022, an encouraging figure that shows that Ugandans are streaming almost three times as much Ugandan music in 2022, as they did last year

Top streamed artists in Uganda  

Burna Boy

Drake

Fireboy DML

Chris Brown

Justin Beiber 

Ayra Starr

Ed Sheeran

Rema

Wizkid

Hillsong Worship

Top streamed songs in Uganda

Pheelz – Finesse (feat. BNXN fka Buju)

Burna Boy – Last Last

Rema – Calm Down

Oxlade – KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW

Fireboy DML – Bandana ft Asake

Mavins – Overloading (OVERDOSE)

Kizz Daniel – Buga (Lo Lo Lo)

Burna Boy – For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Ckay – emiliana

Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) (feat. King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo)

Most hearted songs

Rema – Calm Down

Pheelz – Finesse (feat. BNXN fka Buju)

Burna Boy – Last Last

Fireboy DML – Bandana ft Asake

Burna Boy – For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran)

Ruger – Girlfriend

Mavins – Overloading (OVERDOSE)

Ckay – emiliana

Kizz Daniel – Buga (Lo Lo Lo)

Oxlade – KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW

Top streamed playlists 

African Heat

Afro Hits

Today’s Top Hits

Rain Sounds

Afropop

Soft Pop Hits

Afro Party Anthems

Chill Hits

Night Rain

Songs to Sing in the Shower

Top streamed Ugandan artists

Azawi

Fik Fameica

AeHil

Winnie Nwagi

Vinka

David Lutalo

Radio and Weasel

Sheebah

Judith Babirye

Daddy Andre

Top streamed Ugandan artists

Azawi

Fik Fameica

AeHil

Winnie Nwagi

Vinka

David Lutalo

Radio and Weasel

Sheebah

Judith Babirye

Daddy Andre

Top streamed albums

Burna Boy – Love Damini

Fireboy – Playboy

Ayra Starr – 19 & Dangerous

Azawi – African Music

Ed Sheeran – =

Rema – Rave & Roses

Omah Lay – Boy  Alone

Justin Bieber – Justice

Adekunle Gold – Catch Me If You Can

Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition