TurnTable Top 100: Asake’s “Lonely At The Top” Becomes the Joint Longest No. 1 Song

Aiming to set a new record with an unprecedented 12 weeks at No. 1

On this week’s TurnTable Top 100, Asake’s “Lonely At The Top” equals the long-standing record of Omah Lay’s “Godly” as the longest-running No. 1 song in singles chart history. It rules the Official Nigeria Top 100 for a record-tying eleventh week – the joint longest run at No. 1 since music tracking began in 2020. “Lonely At The Top” tallied 2.50 million on-demand streams (No. 3 on streaming) and 83.2 million in radio reach (No. 1 on radio for ten weeks). The song extends its record as the longest No. 1 song of 2023 in Nigeria. “Lonely At The Top” will be looking to outrightly hold the record by spending an unprecedented 12 weeks at No. 1. 


“Lonely At The Top” began its record-breaking run in the chart week of July 7 – 13 when it became Asake’s record-padding 11th No. 1 song in Nigeria. It has since topped the chart for another ten weeks seeing off the challenge of multiple songs. During the 11-week run, a record six songs peaked at No. 2 behind “Lonely At The Top.” Joining that pack is “Ask About Me” by Mohbad, which has just peaked at No. 2 after a full week of tracking, the singer’s music sealing his immortality in the weeks since his death and during its controversy-riddled aftermath

Mohbad’s “Ask About Me” rises from No. 22 to No. 2 on the TurnTable Top 100, becoming Mohbad’s highest charting single ever in Nigeria. It surpasses the No. 3 peak of “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” with Rexxie (2021). “Ask About Me” tallied 3.45 million on-demand streams (No. 2 on streaming) and 49.5 million in radio reach (No. 4 on radio). Also, MohBad’s “Beast & Peace” moves from No. 32 to No. 3 on the Top 100. It tallied 4.05 million on-demand streams (No. 1 on streaming) and 9 million in radio reach (No. 113 on radio, it is yet to chart on the weekly 100-title radio chart). 


Crayon & Ayra Starr’s “Ngozi” dips from No. 2 to No. 4 while MohBad’s “Peace” moves from No. 28 to No. 5. “Peace” previously peaked at No. 21 on the Top 100 in 2022. Burna Boy’s “City Boys” falls from No. 3 to No. 6 while MohBad occupies No. 7 to No. 9 with three entries: “Pariwo” featuring Bella Shmurda at No. 7, “Sabi” at No. 8 and “Feel Good” at No. 9 (it peaked at No. 7 on the singles chart in 2021). Khaid’s “Anabella” drops to No. 10 after peaking at No. 2 on the chart.

Outside the top ten, MohBad has 11 entries on the chart in addition to his six entries in the top ten. With 17 entries on this week’s Top 100, this is the third most entries by any artist on the chart in a week (tied with Davido). Only Davido with 18 entries in 2020 during the debut week of ‘A Better Time’ and Burna Boy with 19 entries in 2022 during the debut week of ‘Love, Damini’ have more.