TurnTable Top 50: CKay’s “Watawi” climbs into the top ten

Also, Kizz Daniel's "Buga" makes it seven weeks at No. 1

CKay vaulted into global superstardom on the back of a single that went viral over two years after its release. Instead of expressly attempting to replicate the sonic makings of that hugely successful song, the singer has committed to purposefully expanding his sound, as seen in the sultry Amapiano banger, “Watawi.” The direction of the new single, which features Davido and Focalistic, is already paying dividends, as it climbs to No. 10 on the TurnTable Top 50, moving three spots up from its debut position last week.

The rest of the lower half of the top ten is pretty much unchanged from the previous week. Ladé’s “Adulthood Anthem” continues to be a fixture here, slipping one place to No. 9, while Zinoleesky’s tender “Loving You” swaps places and moves up to No. 8. Holding steady on the TurnTable Top 50, Camidoh’s “Sugarcane” and Omah Lay’s “Woman” keep their respective No. 6 and No. 7 positions. Just above them, Spinall and Asake’s “PALAZZO” drops down one spot to No. 5, swapping places with Burna Boy’s “Last Last,” which is at No. 4 this week.

For the second consecutive week, Mavin’s “Overdose (OVERLOADING)” remains at No. 3, after a multi-week No. 2 peak on the chart. Asake’s latest smash hit, “Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)” is at No. 2 on this week’s TurnTable Top 50, a one spot drop after topping the chart last week. Ascending back to No. 1 is Kizz Daniel and Tekno’s “Buga,” a return bolstered by the recent release of its colourful music video. This extends the reign of “Buga” as the song with the most weeks at No. 1 in 2022, previously clocking six consecutive weeks, until “PBUY” interrupted that run.

“Buga” will also mark the final No. 1 of the TurnTable Top 50, as the chart is set to rebrand and expand to become the TurnTable Top 100. Starting next week, July 11, TurnTable Charts will be issuing the top 100 chart, reflecting the biggest songs in Nigeria across all streaming platforms and airplay mediums.

For now, you can take a look at the full rundown of this week’s TurnTable 50 here.