Rapper Blaqbonez has once again broken his silence about how some artists hold onto the top 20 without people listening to their songs.
Rapper Chocolate City Blaqbonez In an interview with Cool FM 96.9, we talked about how unknown artists are holding onto the top 20 without fans or listeners already naturally pushing these songs into the charts.
The rapper who is currently on a media tour following the successful release of his hit song ice spice He revealed that some of the artists who hold the 10th to 20th position on the Apple Music top songs list for Nigeria do so with the help of streaming farms.
Streaming farm conversations dominated social media trends in 2022 after artists BNXN fka Buju and Ruger exchanged words.
This deceptive practice, commonly seen globally but previously thought to be absent in Nigeria, has now emerged, raising concerns among artists and music fans.
Streaming farms are services used by artists and labels to artificially increase stream numbers on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Not only do these activities deceive the listeners, but they also create a false sense of popularity among certain artists.
As a result, artists with low actual listening ability can rank in the top twenty, overshadowing the deserving talents who have truly earned their fan base.