Turntable Top 50: Omah Lay’s “Godly” extends chart-topping run

This week's instalment also includes entries from Wizkid and Burna Boy, Davido and Mayorkun, and more

Omah Lay emerged as 2020’s brightest breakout star, dominating on streaming platforms and charts in a year with limited live show opportunities. We’re in a new year and the Port Harcourt-raised singer/producer is only doubling down on his stunning streak. For the seventh week in a row, his smash hit “Godly” remains at the very top of the Turntable Top 50 charts, which charts popularity through freemium streaming outlets as well as TV and radio airplay.

With an equivalent of 2.44million streams, “Godly” emerged as the most streamed song in Nigeria for the fifth week in a row, matching the same record as “Bad Influence” which also earned the same honour last summer. The song also topped the radio chart with 47.7million radio airplay audience impression, while it climbed from number four to number two on the TV chart with 10.1million TV airplay audience impression. Following closely on the top 50 charts is “Infinity”, his collaboration with Olamide which is at number two for the ninth week in a row.

Wizkid and Burna Boy’s “Ginger”, which made history as the first number one on the top 50, comes in at number three this week, jumping up five spots after being aided by the recent release of its crisp music video. Rounding out the top 5 is Bella Shmurda and Zlatan’s ubiquitous banger, “Cash App”, at number four, while DJ Kaywise and Phyno’s amapiano collab, “High Way”, comes in at the fifth spot, leaping up from the thirtieth position in the previous week, thanks to significant increase in streams and radio airplay impressions.

The top 10 is rounded out by Davido’s “Jowo” (6), Olamide and Bad Boy Timz’s “Loading” (7), Rexxie and Mohbad’s “KPK (Ko Por Ke)” (8), Davido and Mayorkun’s “The Best” (9), and “Your Body” by Mayorkun (10). You can check out the full chart, dated January 18, here.

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