Spotify unveils 15 Kenyan songs making a global impact

Spotify has released the first Global Impact List in Kenya, recognizing the top 15 tracks from Kenya with the
biggest global impact on Spotify over the first half of 2024.

The list recognizes Kenyan tracks that have had the most listens from outside Kenya in the first half of 2024 and were released between January 1 – June 30.

The list is dominated by Arbantone tracks, a genre that is fast gaining popularity, especially amongst the
Gen Z in Kenya. Other key genres include Afrofusion and RnB.

Phiona Okumu, Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “Spotify’s Global Impact List shows the
power of music streaming, and how local artists can use it to position themselves globally. We are committed to continuing the journey with Kenyan artists to help them make an even bigger impact.”

Below is the list of top Kenyan songs with the biggest global streaming numbers.