Turntable Top 50: Olamide climbs to number one

“Rock” is Olamide's first chart leader since "Infinity" and "Triumphant"

In keeping with the dominant theme of his career, Olamide’s first post-Carpe Diem release, “Rock” has ascended to the top of the Turntable Top 50 after debuting at number two last week. It is the icon’s first chart leader after “Infinity” and “Triumphant” had peaked at number two and three respectively. Ahead of his forthcoming album, UY Scuti, the signs are reading well for the Bariga-born popstar. 

Following Olamide on the chart is Mavin artist, Ladipoe, with “Feeling”, his rap-sung collaboration with Buju that continues the rapper’s impressive run of form since last year’s “Know You”. The song has moved one place from its number three position last week, marking the first time that the Turntable’s top two positions are being occupied by rappers. 

Ahead of a series of concerts outside Nigeria,  Burna Boy’s former 3-week No. one song, “Kilometre” slides to number three on this week’s chart while Blaqbonez’s Amaarae and Buju-featuring single “Bling” moves up a place to number four. Wizkid’s ubiquitous “Essence” featuring Tems also moves up a position, completing this week’s top five. 

Superboy Cheque and Fireboy DML’s “History” moves two places down to number six on the charts, retaining a presence more than two months after its release and Adekunle Gold’s new single, “It Is What It Is” moves to a new peak at No. 7. Rounding out this week’s top ten of the Top 50, Dangbana Republik and Bella Shmurda’s “World” moves down one spot to number 8 while Gyakie’s “Forever (Remix)” holds at No. 9 after topping the chart for four non-consecutive weeks; and JAE5’s “Dimension” with Rema and British-Nigerian rapper Skepta moves to No. 10.

You can go through the full rundown of this week’s TurnTable Top 50 here.