TurnTable Top 50: Ladé debuts in the top ten with “Adulthood Anthem”

while Kizz Daniel's "Buga" remains No. 1

Rising Nigerian singer-songwriter Ladé has been on the cusp of her breakout moment. Following her pseudo-self-titled debut EP back in December, hugely popular vocal advertising work including Airtel’s “444” ad, and a viral video showcasing her vocal chops, the singer has now scored her first entry on the TurnTable Top 50 chart with her new single, “Adulthood Anthem.” 

The relatable song, which laments the unending responsibility of being all grown-up and wishes for the simpler days of childhood, debuts at No. 9 with 3.68 million equivalent streams and 9.75 million radio impressions. This feat is historic for Ladé, as “Adulthood Anthem” becomes the second song by a female lead artist to debut in the top ten of the TurnTable Top 50. She follows Ayra Starr, who debuted at No. 10 with her debut single, “Away,” back in February 2021. As more people discover her new breakout hit, expect the song to remain and possibly keep rising in the top fifth of the chart.

Meanwhile, the rest of the top ten remains unchanged from previous weeks. Kizz Daniel and Tekno’s ubiquitous smash, “Buga,” stays at No. 1 for the fifth week in a row. This makes it one of the three longest-running No. 1 songs in 2022—alongside Skiibii and Davido’s “Baddest Boy” and Black Sherif’s “Kwaku the Traveller”a tie that could be broken if it stays another week at the top of the chart. For the third consecutive week, Mavin’s all-star single “Overloading (OVERDOSE)” is at No. 2, closing the gap with 5.10 million streams and 53.8 million in radio reach, in a bid to reach the summit of the TurnTable Top 50.

The rest of this week’s top five is also unchanged: DJ Spinall and Asake’s “Palazzo” is at No. 3, Burna Boy’s “Last Last” is at No. 4, and Zinoleesky’s “Loving You” is at No. 5. TurnTable Top 50 darling Omah Lay is at No. 6 this week, with his recent single “Woman” climbing one spot from its previous position. Davido’s “Stand Strong” also moves up a spot to No. 7, after peaking at the sixth position. Ghanaian singer Camidoh’s “Sugarcane (Remix)” dips two spots from last week to No. 8, continuing its top ten run for a significant part of this year. Rounding out this week’s top ten, Asake and Burna Boy’s former No. 1, “Sungba,” makes its way back up, rising four places to No. 10.

You can read a full breakdown of the charts here.