by Martin Oduor
Research firm – Research 8020 carried out a survey to rank Kenya’s most successful musicians based on having the most views garnered in 2018.
The songs’ views were divided into three categories; Platinum (a song with over 100 million online views), Gold (10M-99M online views) and Silver (1M-10M views).
Surprisingly Sauti Sol’s ‘Melanin’ featuring Patoranking, which was banned by KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua, took the top spot having garnered 12.7 million views.
Second spot goes to Mercy Masika whose song ‘Mwema’ has 9.9 million views. Willy Paul takes the third position with his song ‘I Do’ featuring Alaine which has 8.3 million.
Below is the full list of top 10 most successful musicians:
1. Sauti Sol (Melanin)
2. Mercy Masika (Mwema)
3. Willy Paul (I Do)
4. Nyashinski (Malaika)
5. Otile Brown (Chaguo la Moyo)
6. Eunice Njeri (Nani Kama Wewe)
7. Angela Chibalonza (Ebenezer)
8. Sanaipei Tande (Amina)
9. Florance Andenyi (Kibali)
10. Akothee (Sweet Love, Give it Me, Oyoyo)
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June 14, 2019