Here are the top 10 Nigerian songs of the week: Ayra Starr’s ‘Bloody Samaritan’ rises to No. 1

Lojay & Sarz’s ‘Monalisa’ Moves to No. 8.

Fast-rising star Ayra Starr

Ayra Starr’s “Bloody Samaritan” moves to No. 1 on the TurnTable Top 50 to become the first song solo entry by a female artiste to reach the summit of the chart.

Plus Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son” with Brandy moves to a new peak of No. 6

Additionally, Lojay & Sarz’s ascends to a new high of No. 8 on the chart following the premiere of its official video.

“Bloody Samaritan” tallied 55.5 million in radio reach (up 15.2%), 9.14 million in TV reach (up 24.3%) and 1.91 million equivalent streams (up 1.1%)

As “Bloody Samaritan” leads this week’s TurnTable Top 50, it occupies No. 1 on the radio in Nigeria, No. 2 on streaming, and No. 5 on TV. It is the first solo entry by a female artist to reach the summit of the chart and the fourth overall.

All the No. 1 songs by female artists on the TurnTable Top 50

  1. “Holy Ground,” – Nicki Minaj (with Davido) on the chart dated November 23, 2020
  2. “FOR YOU,” – Teni (with Davido) between February 22, 2021 – March 22, 2021 (5 weeks) & April 12 – April 19, 2021 (2 weeks)
  3. “Forever (Remix)” – Gyakie (with Omah Lay) on the chart dated March 29, 2021 – April 5, 2021 (2 weeks) & April 26 – May 3, 2021 (2 weeks)
  4. “Bloody Samaritan,” Ayra Starr on the chart dated September 27, 2021

Also, the total chart points for “Bloody Samaritan” is the fifth-biggest ever in TurnTable Top 50 history (the only weekly sum among the top 15 recorded by a female artist)

Biggest weeks by a song in TurnTable Top 50 history

  1. “Understand” – Omah Lay on the chart dated July 20, 2021
  2. “Rock,” – Olamide on the chart dated June 28, 2021
  3. “Feeling” – Ladipoe & Buju on the chart dated June 14, 2021
  4. “Lie,” – Kizz Daniel on the chart dated September 21, 2021
  5. “Bloody Samaritan,” Ayra Strarr on the chart dated September 27, 2021
  6. “Lie,” – Kizz Daniel on the chart dated September 13, 2021
  7. “Lie” – Kizz Daniel on the chart dated August 23, 2021
  8. “Lie” – Kizz Daniel on the chart dated August 30, 2021
  9. “Lie” – Kizz Daniel on the chart dated August 16, 2021
  10.  “Rock” – Olamide on the chart dated June 14, 2021
  11. “Godly” – Omah Lay on the chart dated January 11, 2021
  12. “Understand” – Omah Lay on the chart dated August 16, 2021
  13. “Godly” – Omah Lay on the chart dated December 28, 2020
  14. “Godly” – Omah Lay on the chart dated January 4, 2021
  15. “Godly” – Omah Lay on the chart dated January 18, 2021

Additionally, Mavin Records becomes the first record label to have multiple artists record No. 1 songs on the chart; Ladipoe & Buju’s 5-week No. 1 “Feeling” and “Bloody Samaritan” (it is important to note that three labels under Sony Music Entertainment have reached No. 1 on the chart).

Kizz Daniel’s “Lie” descends to No. 2 after a six-week stint atop the chart; it tallied 48 million in radio reach (down 1.6%), 1.94 million equivalent streams (down 16.4%), and 12.5 million in TV reach (up 41.6%).

Fireboy DML’s “Peru” returns to its No. 3 peak on the TurnTable Top 50; it drew 53.5 million in radio reach (up 1.3%), 1.63 million equivalent streams (down 3%), and 4.77 million in TV reach (up 1.1%).

Omah Lay’s “Understand” slides 3-4 on the Top 50 after topping the chart for three weeks while Adekunle Gold’s “High” with Davido holding at No. 5 completes this week’s top five.

Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son” with Brandy rises to a new peak of No. 6 on the Top 50; it posted 51.4 million in radio reach (up 16%) and 368,000 equivalent streams (up 3.6%).

“Somebody’s Son” is one of the four songs to record over 50 million radio impressions on the radio this week – the first time this is happening since TurnTable Charts began tracking. “Bloody Samaritan,” “Peru,” and “High” are the other songs.

Burna Boy’s “Question” with Don Jazzy slips to No. 7 after peaking at No. 4 on the chart. Lojay & Sarz’s “Monalisa” moves to a new high of No. 8 after tallying 34.1 million in radio reach (up 3%), 492,000 equivalent streams (up 19.4%), and debuts with 7.7 million in TV reach.

Rounding out this week’s top ten of the Top 50; Adekunle Gold’s “Sinner” with Lucky Daye falls 7-9 while Mohbad’s “Feel Good” at No. 10 returns into the top ten. “Feel Good” has peaked at No. 7 so far on the chart.

Just outside the top ten is Oxlade’s “Ojuju” at No. 12 – a new peak for the song and Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” at No. 20.

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