Songs Of The Summer: Ladipoe, Buju, Master KG & More Hold Atop The Charts

The fourth week results are in

We’re at the middle belt of summer where things are moving at an exponentially faster rate. The hot summer days are rolling in, or cold days, if you’re on this side of the world, and festivals are kicking off around the globe. Nearly everyone seems to be reconnecting with music and communities that we missed out on in the past year.

Music is also nearing an apex of sorts. Songs that soundtrack drunken summer nights aren’t made in a vacuum. In fact, they’re typically minted months in advance, slowly building their way into our hearts and ears, just as many of the songs on the current summer charts signify. What makes a song worthy of the title ‘Song of the Summer’? Well, that’s where we come in. Partnering with the TurnTable charts for this summer, we’re sourcing out the songs that are topping the airwaves and streaming platforms from now till the end of August.

This week, the usual suspects lead the charge with Ladipoe, Buju, Master KG, Wizkid, Tems, Burna Boy and more topping the charts across Nigeria and Africa.

Songs of the Summer Nigeria Chart

The summer of Poe and Buju

Ladipoe and Buju are leading an unparalleled run. This week, their single “Feeling” remains at No.1 on the Songs of the Summer Nigeria chart for the second week in a row. This week, they racked up over 1,929,198 total streams across DSPs and 47,364,109 total radio impressions. Buju also lands another Top 10 entry with his single “Outside” which jumped two spots from last week’s charts with total streams of 847,870. It’s clear that Ladipoe and Buju are dominating the summer on their own terms.

Who is AV?

That is the question certainly on everyone’s lips as the singer’s hit single “Big Thug Boys” makes its way to the top of the charts this week. Moving up 3 spots from its position last week, the Nigerian singer born Adindu Victor rises to No.12 this week on the charts. According to his profile, the singer began making music 3 years ago, and recorded his first demo track last year titled “Temperature”. Since then, the Benin-native has been bidding his time, waiting for his moment. It appears that the breakout moment is now as he consistently works his way up the charts.

Rema’s debut is almost here

With his debut album ‘Rave and Roses’ almost upon us, it’s clear that Rema’s moment is now. Although he’s enjoyed global acclaim since his breakout on the music scene with his self-titled debut EP, it’s clear that anticipation for his debut album is even rifer. His single “Soundgasm” has been a mainstay in the Songs of the Summer Nigeria chart since its inception four weeks ago, and this week, it holds its No.3 spot in the country with 37,235,590 airplay impressions and 342,035 total streams.

African Songs of the Summer Chart

Master KG remains on top

Since the inception of the Africans Songs of the Summer chart, Master KG has shown that his music remains evergreen through the seasons. For the past four weeks, he’s remained in the No.1 and No.2 spots respectively for “Jerusalema” and “Shine Your Light” featuring David Guetta and Akon. This week, he continues to hold the forth in these positions proving that Amapiano truly is one of this year’s most defining sounds.

Tems, the IT girl

The name on everyone’s lips this summer is our very own Afropop IT girl, Tems. This week, she continues to feature on the African Songs of the Summer chart for “Essence”, her collaboration with Wizkid which has catapulted her into superstardom. Alongside this, listeners also want to hear Tems alone and in her element. Her single “Damages” is also making heatwaves on the charts this week at No. 24.

Burna Boy is a fan favourite

With a Grammy title currently attached to his name, it’s clear that Burna Boy brags different. This week, the African Giant seems to be the reigning MVP as he’s got over 4 entries on the chart this week. Holding the 4th position with “Kilometre”, the 6th position with “On The Low“, the 7th position with his appearance on Wizkid’s “Ginger” and the 8th position for his 2019 single “Ye”, it is clear that Burna is in high demand this summer.

Global Nigerian Songs of the Summer

Olamide’s golden touch

Since the release of his ninth studio album ‘UY Scuti’, Olamide’s songs have maintained residency in the weekly charts. This week, he’s a mainstay across the board as the singer and rapper records 3 songs in the Global Nigerian Songs of the Summer chart. It’s also worth noting that two of those three songs featured on his previous album ‘Carpe Diem’ which was released last year. His latest standout single “Rock” also maintains its appearance in the charts moving from No.20 last week to No.24 this time around.

Omah Lay’s unrivaled position

Omah Lay is the moment. Over the past year, the singer has attained new heights with each new release he shares with his growing fans and listeners. This week, the singer has 3 entries on the charts with Olamide’s “Infinity” at No.9, his single “Godly” at No.11, and “Forever (Remix)” with Ghanaian singer, Gyakie at No.16.

A Good Time is still making waves

Despite being released over two years ago, Davido’s ‘A Good Time’ is still making waves across the country and beyond. This week, one of the singer’s highest-charting singles “Fall” debuts on the charts at No.21. This move shows that listeners are still enjoying the music of that period in Davido’s career despite the fact that he’s since released its follow-up ‘A Better Time’.

You can view the rest of the chart numbers here.

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