TurnTable Top 50: Black Sherif Debuts At No. 1 With “Kwaku The Traveller”

Black Sherif becomes the first non-Nigerian artist to reach No.1 with a solo entry

Following the release of the Burna Boy-assisted hit single “Second Sermon Remix” which piqued the attention of listeners across the continent, Ghanaian drill rapper Black Sherif has made another sizable dent with his latest single, “Kwaku The Traveller”.

This week, “Kwaku The Traveller” debuted at No. 1 on the Turntable Top 50 chart, as Black Sherif becomes the first non-Nigerian artist to reach No. 1 with a solo entry and the second Ghanaian artist to reach No. 1. The song tallied 5.18 million equivalent streams on streaming and 10.2 million in radio reach. “Kwaku The Traveller” is only the second Hip-Hop/Rap song to reach no.1 on the chart, joining 5-week No. 1 “Feeling” by Ladipoe and BNXN fka Buju.


At no. 2 on this week’s TurnTable Top 50 is Rema’s “Calm Down,” leading the radio chart for the seventh consecutive week with 47.8 million in radio reach. Asake’s “Sungba (Remix)” with Burna Boy drops down two spots to No. 3 after topping last week’s chart. Asake’s two No. 1 entries have both spent only one week each at No. 1 so far. Pheelz and BNXN fka Buju’s “Finesse” holds at No. 4 for another week—after topping the chart for 3 weeks, while Skiibii’s “Baddest Boy (Remix)” with Davido falls from 3 to 5, remaining the longest No. 1 single of 2022 having spent five weeks atop the chart.

At No. 6 this week is Asake’s Olamide-assisted “Omo Ope,” while Fireboy DML’s “Playboy” slips to No. 7 after it debuted at No. 5 last week. Following increased activity on his growing catalogue and the ripple effect of his new No. 1, Black Sherif makes another top ten entry on this week’s TurnTable Top 50; his collaborative single with Dakoo, “Always,” jumps from No. 23 to No. 8 following increased activity of the Ghanaian’s discography in Nigeria during the tracking week. “Always” becomes the first collaborative effort by multiple non-Nigerians to reach the top 10 in chart history.

Rounding out the top ten on this week’s TurnTable Top 50, Omah Lay and  Justin Bieber’s “Attention” descends descends two positions to No. 9 after peaking at No. 4, while Joeboy’s “Cubana” debuts at No. 10 after tallying 1.65 million equivalent streams and 23.3 million in radio reach.

You can go through the full rundown of this week’s TurnTable Top 50 here.

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