Naira Marley the Most viewed Artist on YouTube 2019
Updated: Mar 22
British/Nigerian Afro basement artist Naira Marley, is the most viewed artist on YouTube in Nigeria for 2019. The former underground stars whose fans are known as “Marlian”, beat Afrobeats giants such, Davido, Mr Easy and Burna Boy. This was announced recently at the launch of YouTube Music in Nigeria. YouTube Music is a different a platform from the social media giant YouTube, the former being a streaming platform while the latter is a social video sharing platform. According to YouTube Music,
“YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube’s tremendous catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can’t find anywhere else - all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.”
Naira Marely who has been enjoying widespread popularity the UK and Africa broke on the scene with the hit “Japa”. Since then it’s been hit after hit after hit. They include, ‘Tesumole’, ( 3,045,205 views) “Soapy’,(8,962,657 views) ‘Mafo’(3,907,104 views), ‘Tingasa” featuring C-Blvck, (997,877 views Premiered Jan 27, 2020) and ‘Anywhere” Featuring Ms Bank.