Songs Of The Summer: Master KG, Wizkid, Tems & more top this week’s charts

Essence is in the lead

Last week, we officially kicked off the summer with the TurnTable and The NATIVE partnership on the first-ever Songs of the Summer chart in Nigeria. With the heavy rains here as a reminder that the summer days are well and truly here, our second-week is over and all our faves including, Master KG, Wizkid, Tems, Rema and more are racking up the numbers.

Nigerian Chart & Global Nigerian Songs of the Summer

There’s no denying that Nigeria is one of the biggest music exporters in Africa. All across the continent, Nigerian music has become a dominant force in the music industry as we’ve seen with the success of many of our faves from Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido to Santi, Omah Lay and more. To ensure that we’re keeping close tabs on just how much impact we’re currently making we’ve created Songs Of The Summer in partnership with TurnTable Charts. The Nigerian arm of the chart will be broken down into two; namely, Songs of the Summer Nigeria Chart and the Global Nigerian Songs of the Summer Chart which would help decongest the Global African Songs of the Summer chart which last week, was dominated by mainly Nigerian songs.

This week, on the new Global Nigerian Songs of the Summer chart, Wizkid and Tems are in first place with their P2J-produced hit, “Essence”, which has taken the entire world by storm. Despite being released last year in October, it made an appearance on global Apple Music charts, even attracting the title of the official song of the summer, despite its late October release last year. Following closely, is Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” and Kizz Daniel’s catchy new single, “Necessari” at No. 2 and 3. Rema’s “Soundgasm”, the first single from his upcoming album ‘Rave and Roses’ is in No.4, and Wizkid and Burna Boy’s “Ginger” closes out the top 5 this week.

On the Songs of the Summer Nigeria chart, Olamide’s “Rock” remains at No.1 after accumulating 1,973,901 total streams across TV impressions and airplay. It is closely followed by Ladipoe and Buju’s “Feeling”, which also dominated the TurnTable Top 50 charts this week. Rema’s “Soundgasm” which was at No.4 on the Global Nigerian songs chart is up to one spot and at No.3 on the local songs of the summer chart. “Kilometre” by Burna Boy is at No.4 and Ruger’s “Bounce” is at No.5 closing out the top 5 this week.

Global African Songs of the Summer

On the Global African Songs chart, there is a visible progression from the first week’s data, as many of the Nigerian songs which topped the chart last week have found their spots challenged. At No.1 and 2 this week, is Master KG with two songs, “Jerusalema” and “Shine Your Light” featuring David Guetta and Akon. Coming in at No.3 is Wizkid and Tems’ “Essence” which has garnered 439,967 total streams this year. It is closely followed by Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” and Kizz Daniel’s “Necessari” at No.4 and 5 respectively.

You can view a full breakdown of all three charts here.

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