46 million Kenyans out of 54 million pop can access the internet. 23 million Tanzanians out of 61 million pop can access the internet. Kenya has an internet access rate of 85% and TZ- 23%. Then why is it that Tanzanian songs are being streamed on youtube more than Kenyan songs?
Those doubting the stats, I got them from two different sources.
1) statista.com/statistics/505…

When it comes to internet penetration, Kenya sits among the best in the world.
This is Diamond Platinumz' YT stream insight for the last 12 months.
Nairobi has streamed his songs 83.5 mil times, Dar Es Salaam has streamed his songs 70 mil times in the same period.
Kenya has streamed his songs 109 mil times. Tanzania has streamed his songs 81.6 mill times. Image
When Willy Pual and Bahati were at the foot of their careers, they produced songs with Tanzania's Bongo flavor. Same to Otile Brown whose style is related to bongo. He is the most viewed Kenyan artist. Is it therefore safe to say that Kenyan love bongo flavas than other genres?
I don't think if the quality of song lyrics tells the whole story behind the low numbers in the consumption of Kenyan music.
There are Kenyan songs with beautiful messages. Check out these songs;

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