TurnTable Top 50: Joeboy & Fave occupy this week’s top spots

A couple of chart records might be set very soon

When Omah Lay’s “Godly” set the record for most weeks at the top spot of the TurnTable Top 50, it was tough to envision another song surpassing its eleven-week streak. Well, Afropop’s resident lover-boy Joeboy is pressing for a new record. The singer’s latest smash hit, “Sip (Alcohol),” has just logged its ninth week at No. 1, leaving it just two weeks shy of the current milestone and three weeks away from setting an entirely new one. As the focus is now on end-of-year live events, and new music releases are tapering off, Joeboy has a very real chance of closing out this year’s TurnTable Top 50 charts on a historic note.

Coming in at the second spot of this week’s chart edition is Fave’s “Baby Riddim,” and is possibly the main threat to “Sip” setting a new record. In the tracking week, Fave’s mainstream breakout hit tallied increased numbers in radio reach (36.5 million impressions) and equivalent streams (2.36 million). “Baby Riddim” was published by Empawa Africa, the same label services company responsible for Joeboy’s releases, making it the first time that the top two songs on the TurnTable Top 50 are released by the same publisher. However the next few weeks shake out, the Mr Eazi-founded company is closing out the year with massive dubs.

The next two spots are filled by Amapiano-infused hit songs, Reekado Banks’ “Ozumba Mbadiwe” (No. 3), and Adekunle Gold’s Davido-assisted “High” (No. 4), while Timaya and Buju’s “Cold Outside” rounds out the top ten. Kizz Daniel makes the only new entry into the top ten with “Eh God (Barnabas)”; the pseudo-title track from his latest EP leaps seven spots from last week into No. 6. Mayorkun and Victony’s “Holy Father” slips one place from its previous position into No. 7, while Davido and Focalistic’s “Champion Sound” moves up one spot to No. 8. Fireboy DML occupies the final places in the top ten, with his Ladipoe collaboration, “Running,” coming in at No. 9. “Peru” rounds the top fifth out and also equals the longest stint in the top ten, which is nineteen weeks—a record that’s certain to be broken.

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