TurnTable Top 50: CKay scores debut top five entry with “Emiliana”

Fireboy DML's "Peru (Remix)" remains at No. 1

Last year, CKay emerged as an international sensation. On the back of TikTok-powered virality, the singer and producer’s two-year old single, “Love Nwantiti,” climbed multiple charts across the world, including a stint on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and rumours that the single might soon be certified platinum over there very soon. With these accomplishments, CKay had yet to crack the top five of Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50, until now.

CKay’s latest popular single, “Emiliana,” has just made its way to the No. 5 on this week’s edition of the TurnTable Top 50, on the back of 1.31 million equivalent streams and 42.4 million in radio reach. It’s the only new entry into the top five, coming in behind Lil Kesh and Zinoleesky’s “Don’t Call Me” [No. 3] and “B. D’OR” by Burna Boy and Wizkid [No.4], with both songs exchanging chart positions from the previous week. Kizz Daniel’s “Pour Me Water” remains at the second spot for fourth straight week, after a one-week stay at the top the TurnTable Top 50 to close out 2021.

Retaining its momentum, Fireboy DML’s “Peru (Remix)” with UK pop superstar Ed Sheeran stays at No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week. The song tallied 1.74 million equivalent streams, 13 million in TV reach and 58 million in radio reach. With an ongoing campaign to make “Peru (Remix)” the first Nigerian pop song to top the UK singles chart, there will undoubtedly be a trickledown effect, which might help keep the song atop the TurnTable Top 50 for a while longer.

Further down, rising street-hop artist TI Blaze makes his top ten debut on the TurnTable Top 50 with the Olamide-assisted “Sometimes (Remix).” Given the heft of the YBNL boss’ co-sign, this week’s No. 9 position might not be the song’s peak. It completes the lower half of the top ten, which is replete with familiar entries from past weeks, including Reekado Banks’ “Ozumba Mbadiwe” [6], Fave’s “Baby Riddim” [7], Kizz Daniel’s “Eh God (Barnabas)” [8], and Ruger’s “Dior” [10].

You can checkout this week’s TurnTable Top 50 rundown here.