LIST OF THE TOP 10 NIGERIAN SONGS: FIRST PLACE GOES TO AYRA STARR, WHO HAS MANY NO. 1 SONGS IN NIGERIA.
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With her blockbuster hit single, “Rush,” Afrobeats superstar vocalist Ayra Starr broke a milestone by being the first female Nigerian musician to have two No. 1 songs in Nigeria.
With “Rush” debuting at No. 1, Mavin Records snaps a 26-week run of EMPIRE Records (Fireboy, Kizz Daniel, and Asake) holding the top spot in the charts.
It is Ayra Starr’s sixth top 10 entry in Nigeria, the most of any female artist there (the only other female artists with numerous top ten songs are Tiwa Savage (3) and Tems (2)).
It unseats Asake, who held the top spot the previous week and who became the Nigerian artist with the most No. 1 entries when “Organise” ascended to the top of the chart. ‘
The Nigeria Top 100 are based on a weighted algorithm that takes into account audio and video streaming within the nation as well as airplay on radio and satellite TV, in accordance with the chart methodology offered by Turntable Charts (Nigeria Top 100). It is Nigeria’s first and only official standard music chart and features all of the country’s musical activities, including the official No. 1 single.
Countdown based on Streaming (Apple Music, Spotify, Boomplay, Audiomack, and Youtube)- 50% & Airplay Impressions (Radio and TV)- 50%; Data given by Radiomonitor; Tracking Week: Friday, September 16th (New Music Friday) through Thursday, September 22nd 2022
Weekly Top 10 Nigerian Music Chart (September 16th- September 22nd, 2022)
Rush by Ayra Starr received 4.66 million streams, ranking first on streaming (up 49.4%), and 40.3 million radio plays, ranking fifth (up 29.8%). The song received up to 1.73 million airplay impressions on TV during the tracking week thanks to the release of its official video as well.
The artist’s debut album, 19 & Dangerous, has “Rush” as its main hit. The deluxe is scheduled to show up on October 14, 2022, on a Friday.
No female artist had topped a Nigerian chart since Ayra’s Bloody Samaritan peaked at No. 1 in 2021 until Rush appeared at No. 1. The greatest period of time without a No. 1 single by a female artist is 40 weeks. Additionally, “19 & Dangerous” became just the fifth album to have multiple No. 1 singles in the nation.
Asake (8), Omah Lay (3), Joeboy (2), and Rema (2) are among artists who have recorded numerous top 10 songs off their first albums, and “Rush” is also the artist’s second top ten hit.
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‘Organise,’ which was No. 1 last week, drops to No. 2.
The record for the most No. 1 entries in Nigeria still belongs to Asake (6) “Organise” by Asake (1 week), “Sungba (Remix)” by Asake starring Burna Boy (1 week), “Bandana” by Fireboy DML & Asake (7 weeks), “Terminator” by Asake (2 weeks), “Peace Be Unto You) by Asake (2 weeks), and “Omo Ope” by Asake with Olamide (1 week) (1 week).
The six No. 1 entries were released between February 8 and September 19, 2022, a span of 33 weeks.
Former No. 1 “Terminator” drops to Nos. 2 and 3
Davido’s appearance on Pheelz’s song “Electricity” causes it to advance 5-4.
Bandana by Fireboy DML featuring Asake Former 7-week No. 1, Asake retreats 4-5 in Fireboy DML’s “Bandana.”
No. 7 Joha- Asake
“Joha” by Asake remains at No. 6 for another week.
Bella Shmurda and Omah Lay in Philo
The song “Philo” by Bella Shmurda and Omah Lay is a new entry at No. 7.
The song peaked at No. 8 on streaming with 2.43 million streams and 27 million radio plays (No. 15 on radio). Bella Shmurda and Omah Lay both had a ninth top-10 entry.
Worst to Me by Wizkid
Wizkid’s “Bad To Me” drops 3-8 to complete this week’s top 10.
‘Ku Lo Sa – A COLORS SHOW by Oxlade Dull- Asake Asake’s “Dull” slips 8–10, and Oxlade’s “Ku Lo Sa – A COLORS SHOW” re-enters the top ten at a new peak of No. 9.