TurnTable Top 50: Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” stays at No. 1 for third straight week

Olamide and Ladipoe follow closely

Deeming Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” to be a smash hit isn’t a farfetched description. The Afro-fusion superstar’s latest single has just logged its third straight week at the top of the TurnTable Top 50 chart, a signifier of its continued success across multiple indicative platforms. In contrast to its first week at pole position where it simultaneously topped TurnTable’s streaming, TV and radio charts, “Kilometre” keeps its No. 1 streak going without topping any of those component charts this week.

The biggest debut for this week belongs to Olamide, whose latest single “Rock” starts off at No. 2, equalling his highest position on the chart—the Omah Lay-assisted “Infinity” spent nine non-consecutive weeks in the same spot. The rapper is set to drop ‘UY Scuti’ in a few weeks, his third project release in just over a year, and the enthusiastic first week reception for “Rock” foreshadows the potential success of the full-length drop.

Following closely is Ladipoe’s “Feeling”, which takes three steps forward from its instant top ten debut last week. The Mavin rap artist is on track to continue his run of ubiquitous hits, and the new No. 3 peak (without an official music video yet) is a sign that his latest single has the legs to carry through the reopening months of summer. Holding in the same position for the fourth straight week, Cheque and Fireboy DML’s “History” retains its peak No. 4 spot, while topping this week’s TV Top songs charts. Continuing his inspiring run, Blaqbonez rounds out this week’s top five with “Bling”, slipping two spots down from its previous position last week.

Wizkid and Tems’ “Essence” continues to remain a perennial feature in the top ten, entering this week’s edition of the charts at No. 6. Dangbana Republik & Bella Shmurda’s “World” climbs three spots to No. 7, following the release of its alternate cut. Adekunle Gold’s “It is What it is” stays at No. 8 for the second consecutive week, while Gyakie and Omah Lay’s former No. 1 single, “Forever (Remix)”, comes in at the ninth spot. Rounding out this week’s top ten is Chike and Simi’s “Running (To You)”, an undeniable fan favourite that has been in and around the top ten since its release about two months ago.

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

@dennisadepeter is a staff writer at the NATIVE.