Artists including the likes of Ghana’s KidI, Darkoo, Rema, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Tiwa Savage, made the list with which UK based music group NSG topped the list with their hit single Grandad, where as the top 20 chart will be published every Sunday thereafter at 2 pm via a weekly Spotify ‘Official UK Afrobeats Chart’ playlist, along with a bonus slot to spotlight a new release for listeners to discover
Speaking of the new chart, Kofi ‘Funkz’ Kyei of MOVES Recordings, part of the team that created the new chart, says: “It has been amazing to witness over the past decade the sheer growth in African music being welcomed by the UK and the international market. A scene that defines a culture, a people and countless generations, its music has soundtracked underground culture for years, being the go-to sound in clubs, parties and communities in a way that’s shaped our very culture
“For too long, Afrobeats artists have had to work tirelessly to get their voices heard and now African music/Afrobeats is finally being seen as a leading sound that global superstars turn to on a regular basis.
The Top 20 is based on Official Charts Company data, which pulls in UK sales and streaming data from over 9,000 outlets, incorporating audio and video streams, downloads and physical sales.
Check the first-ever Top 20 UK Afrobeats chart from below: