TurnTable Top 50: Five new songs debut in this week’s top ten

Asake, Burna Boy & more lead the charge

Friday, May 13th, was an eventful release date for Nigerian pop. There were variably touted new singles from Burna Boy, Davido, DJ Spinall and Asake, Zinoleesky, the Don Jazzy-led Mavin camp, amongst others. All of that was happening while the best rapper in his generation dropped his first album in five years while in Ghana, and even though that commanded its fair share of attention, Twitter timelines on this corner of the globe were very much dedicated to the releases of its home superstars.

That’s reflected in this week’s TurnTable Top 50, which includes five new entries debuting in the top ten—the most new top ten entries since Davido sent in five new tracks with A Better Time. This time around, Davido is involved in just one new entry with his gospel-inflected “Stand Strong,” featuring Sunday Service Choir, which enters this week’s chart at No. 6, on the back of 56.3 million radio impressions (No. 2 on radio) and 2.94 million equivalent streams (No. 10 on streaming). Just above, the Mavin cast’s “Overloading (Overdose),” released to celebrate a decade of the label, opens at No. 5 with 4.42 million equivalent streams and 41.5 million radio impressions.

Zinoleesky warmed the hearts of many with “Loving You,” the romantic record which samples Asa’s seminal “Be My Man,” and it debuts on the TurnTable Top 50 at No. 4. It’s preceded by Burna Boy’s anthemic and vulnerable single, “Last Last,” which enters at No. 3 with 6.64 million equivalent streams and 21.9 million in radio reach. It’s also the afro-fusion giant’s tenth entry into the top ten, which places him behind just Davido who has fifteen top ten records. Meanwhile, Asake—who occupied the top spot with Burna a few weeks back—makes his biggest debut on the top 50, with his DJ Spinall collaboration “Palazzo” debuting at No. 2 with 6.36 million equivalent streams, 38 million in radio reach, and 1.61 million TV impressions.

Amidst all of these new entries, Kizz Daniel continues to reign at the apex of the TurnTable Top 50. His Tekno-assisted instant smash, “Buga,” remains at No. 1 for the second week in a row, tallying almost twice as many chart points as the next song trailing it. This feat is additional testament to Kizz Daniel’s powers as a prolific hit-maker, seeing as he was recently named the top artist for the first quarter of 2022, following the prolonged success of multiple singles from his last project, ‘Barnabas’.

Rounding out this week’s top ten, Ghanaian singer Camidoh continues his run, with “Sugarcane (Remix)” slipping three spots to No. 7, while Black Sherif’s former No. 1 song “Kwaku the Traveller” falls six places to No. 8, and Fireboy DML’s “Playboy” descends to No. 9. Young Jonn’s “Dada (Remix)” with Davido is at No. 10, moving down three spots from last week’s position.

You can check out the full rundown of this week’s TurnTable Top 50 here.