TurnTable Top 50: Adekunle Gold earns his first top five single with “Sinner”

Omah Lay's "Understand" inevitably returns to the top spot

Two weeks ago, Omah Lay returned to the top of the TurnTable Top 50, his recent single “Understand” debuting at No. 1. This feat wasn’t the least bit shocking, the song continues both his flair for making emotionally resonant music that instantly captivates ears and his reputation for dominating this weekly charts.

Last week, Ladipoe and Buju’s post-lockdown banger “Feeling” denied Omah Lay’s latest from a consecutive run at the top, by earning its fifth non-consecutive week at pole position. In this week’s edition of the charts, both songs have swapped positions, “Understand” inevitably climbing back to the top with a 4% increase in radio reach (51.8 million impressions) and 1.6 million equivalent streams. Omah Lay might remain at the top for yet another, following the release of its cinematic music video last Thursday.

Olamide’s “Rock” continues to hold at the third spot, becoming only the second song to have spent its first eleven weeks on the chart within the top three—the first was, you probably guessed it, Omah Lay’s “Godly.” The biggest leap of the week in the top ten belongs Adekunle Gold’s “Sinner,” which moved five places into No. 4. The charming video for the Lucky Daye-assisted single was recently released, and it features playfully intimate frames of AG with singer and wife Simi, keeping the song’s momentum going with the warm reception.

Breakout artist AV continues his debut run in the top ten, with ultra-catchy “Big Thug Boys” moving one step up to No. 5, matching its peak position. Jonzing World’s latest star Ruger also continues his remarkable breakout summer, “Bounce” is at No. 6 on this week’s edition of the chart. MohBad’s “Feel Good” remains at its debut No. 7 position from last week, further proof that the Naira Marley-headed Marlian Music is a consistent hub for hit songs. Rounding out the top ten, Rema’s “Soundgasm” is moves three spots from its previous position to No. 8 this week, Patoranking’s “Celebrate” is at No. 9, and Fireboy DML’s new single “Peru” debuts on the chart at No. 10.

Just outside the top ten, Lojay and Sarz’s “MONALISA” rises to a new peak of No. 15 while 2Baba and Falz’s “Rise Up” debuts at No. 20. You can check out this week’s full edition of the charts here.

@dennisadepeter is a staff writer at the NATIVE.