TurnTable Top 50: Omah Lay’s “Godly” spends ninth week at the top of the charts

Ayra Starr becomes the second female artist to score a solo entry in the top ten

These days, the certainties of life are death, taxes, and Omah Lay’s “Godly” sitting at the top of the TurnTable Top 50 charts. For the ninth week in a row, the singer’s introspective, spiritual-leaning smash is the best performing song in the country, based on combined metrics from freemium streaming platforms, radio airplay, and TV airplay impressions.

With this ongoing streak, the Port Harcourt-hailing singer/producer continues to extend the record for the longest number of weeks at the top spot, with the opportunity to extend the streak to double digits in the coming week (the chart tracks metric from Fridays to Thursdays).

The summit of this week’s Top 50 also remains unchanged, with DJ Kaywise and Phyno’s amapiano banger, “High Way”, remaining at No. 2, while the controversial “Cash App” by Bella Shmurda, Zlatan, and Lincon is still at its peak No. 3 position. Naira Marley’s “Koleyewon” moves up to No. 5 (from 6), Wizkid and Burna Boy’s “Ginger” surges to No. 5 (from 8). Rexxie and Mohbad’s “KPK” comes in No. 6 (previously at 9), while Olamide’s “Infinity” and “Loading” continues to hold in the top ten, at Nos. 7 and 8 respectively. Zinoleesky’s growing hit song, “Kilofeshe” comes in this week at No. 9, the singer’s first entry into the top 10. This makes Marlian Music the first record label with three artists in the top ten of a week.

After making a notable splash with her excellent, eponymous debut EP, Mavin wunderkind Ayra Starr makes her TurnTable Top 50 debut in this week’s edition; the snappy, standout cut “Away” enters at No. 10. The song also earned 36.17million radio airplay audience impression, entering the Top airplay chart at No. 6. Ayra is just the second female artist to record a solo top ten hit on the Top 50 chart, the other being Tems, with “Damages” peaking at a highly respectable No. 6. You can read through this week’s TurnnTable Top 50 charts here.

Dennis is a staff writer at the NATIVE. Let me know your favourite the Cavemen songs @dennisadepeter