Winnie Nwagi, Ed Sheeran, Oxlade, Azawi, were among the most streamed artists in Uganda this year.

Spotify yesterday announced Spotify Wrapped, its annual look back at the most streamed artists, songs, albums and playlists the people listened to throughout the year.

The numbers according to Spotify indicate that there has been an increase in local music consumption; up by up to 294%. Whereas some familiar names like Drake, and Azawi are back at it and topping the list this year, which is the second time that Wrapped is available in Uganda, following its first in 2021, there are some new and surprise appearances.

Below is the full breakdown of how Ugandans streamed music on Spotify all 2022:

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 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.

Leading the pack as the top streamed local artist is Azawi who has moved up one spot this year. Fik Fameica is in second place with AeHil coming third, followed by Winnie Nwagi and Vinka closing off the female-dominated top five.

The latest Spotify data shared also portrayed Ugandans as the lovers of a good party that we are. It came as no surprise that the day when they stream the most music is Saturday, followed by Friday. 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 6 pm.

Speaking of playlists: African Heat was the most streamed playlist in Uganda this 2022.  

The detailed breakdown is as below:

Top streamed Ugandan artists

  1. Azawi
  2. Fik Fameica
  3. AeHil
  4. Winnie Nwagi
  5. Vinka
  6. David Lutalo
  7. Radio and Weasel
  8. Sheebah
  9. Judith Babirye
  10. Daddy Andre

Top streamed artists in Uganda  

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Drake
  3. Fireboy DML
  4. Chris Brown
  5. Justin Beiber 
  6. Ayra Starr
  7. Ed Sheeran
  8. Rema
  9. Wizkid
  10. Hillsong Worship

Most hearted (Liked) songs:

  1. Rema – Calm Down
  2. Pheelz – Finesse (feat. BNXN fka Buju)
  3. Burna Boy – Last Last
  4. Fireboy DML – Bandana ft Asake
  5. Burna Boy – For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  6. Ruger – Girlfriend
  7. Mavins – Overloading (OVERDOSE)
  8. Ckay – emiliana
  9. Kizz Daniel – Buga (Lo Lo Lo)
  10. Oxlade – KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW

Top streamed songs in Uganda:

  1. Pheelz – Finesse (feat. BNXN fka Buju)
  2. Burna Boy – Last Last
  3. Rema – Calm Down
  4. Oxlade – KU LO SA – A COLORS SHOW
  5. Fireboy DML – Bandana ft Asake
  6. Mavins – Overloading (OVERDOSE)
  7. Kizz Daniel – Buga (Lo Lo Lo)
  8. Burna Boy – For My Hand (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  9. Ckay – emiliana
  10. Camidoh – Sugarcane (Remix) (feat. King Promise, Mayorkun & Darkoo)

Top streamed albums:

  1. Burna Boy – Love Damini
  2. Fireboy – Playboy
  3. Ayra Starr – 19 & Dangerous
  4. Azawi – African Music
  5. Ed Sheeran – =
  6. Rema – Rave & Roses
  7. Omah Lay – Boy  Alone
  8. Justin Bieber – Justice
  9. Adekunle Gold – Catch Me If You Can
  10. Wizkid – Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition

Top streamed playlists: 

  1. African Heat
  2. Afro Hits
  3. Today’s Top Hits
  4. Rain Sounds
  5. Afropop
  6. Soft Pop Hits
  7. Afro Party Anthems
  8. Chill Hits
  9. Night Rain
  10. Songs to Sing in the Shower

As a Spotify user, here’s how to watch your Music Wrap/ Recap:

It is important to note that Wrapped experiences are available only in Spotify’s mobile app for Android devices and Apple iPhones or iPads. Just make sure you have the latest version of the Spotify app downloaded, which is version 8.7.78.

The app will have multiple entry points to your Wrapped experience, including banners on the Home, Search and Library tabs, as well as a full “Your 2022 in Review” shelf on Home.You can also search the app for “2022 Wrapped.”

If you’re already on your Apple or Android device, you can simply visit this web page, which should automatically open your Wrapped experience in the app. 

If you still can’t find your Wrapped, it’s possible you haven’t used Spotify enough to generate sufficient data to create a personalized recap. For users to be eligible for Wrapped, they must stream at least 30 tracks for more than 30 seconds, as well as stream at least five artists, sometime between Jan. 1 and early November. 

Same time, Same app, next year!