By Adeleye Adegboyega

Fireboy’s “Bandana” maintains the top spot as the biggest song in Nigeria for 3 weeks, Carterefe’s ‘Machala’ debuts at No.2.

For the third consecutive week, Afrobeats sensational superstar, Fireboy DML fire-cracker single “Bandana” featuring fast-rising singer/ fellow record-label mate, Asake maintains its spot as the No.1 song in Nigeria. This comes after Fireboy released his much anticipated third studio album titled “Playboy” on August 5th, 2022 with “Bandana” one of the hit songs of the album.

According to the chart methodology provided by Turntable Charts(Nigeria Top 100), the Nigeria Top 100 are based on a weighted formula incorporating audio and video streams within the country, as well as airplay on radio and satellite TV. It is the first and only standard music chart in Nigeria, providing comprehensive music activity including the official No. 1 song in Nigeria.

Tracking Week- Friday, July 29th (New Music Friday) to Thursday, August 4th, 2022; Countdown based on Streaming(Apple Music, Spotify, Boomplay, Audiomack, and Youtube)- 50% & Airplay Impressions(Radio and TV)- 50%; Data provided by Radiomonitor.

Top 10 Nigeria Music Chart of the week (August 2nd- August 8th, 2022)

  1. Bandana- Fireboy DML ft. Asake

Bandana” tallied 63.7 million in radio reach (No. 1 on radio, up 12%) and 3.74 million Nigerian streams (No. 2 on streaming, up 6%) – the song increased in streams despite dropping to No. 2 on the streaming chart.

With “Bandana” tallying over 60 million in radio reach in a week, Fireboy DML becomes the first to achieve this feat with multiple songs; “Peru” tallied over 60 million in radio reach for three consecutive weeks in January.

  1. Machala- Carterefe ft. Berri-Tiga’s

Carterefe & Berri-Tiga’s “Machala” launches at No. 2 on this week’s Nigeria Top 100; it tallied 4.15 million streams (No. 1 on streaming) and 24.5 million in radio airplay impressions (No. 18 on radio).

The 4.15 million streams is the second biggest by a song in a week since TurnTable Charts started using a multi-metric weighted system for the streaming chart – only Fireboy DML & Asake’s “Bandana” has tallied higher in a week, 4.47 million streams on the chart dated July 25.

“Machala” also starts at No. 1 on the Top Street-POP Songs chart as well as the NXT Emerging Artiste Top Songs chart.

  1. It’s Plenty- Burna Boy

Burna Boy’s “It’s Plenty” returns to its No. 3 peak on the Top 100.

  1. Peace Be Unto You(PBUY)- Asake
    Asake’s “Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)” falls to No. 4.
  2. For My Hand- Burna Boy ft. Ed Sheeran
    Burna Boy’s “For My Hand” with Ed Sheeran drops 3-5 to complete this week’s top five.
  3. Overloading(OVERDOSE)– Mavins ft. Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Crayon, Magixx & Boy Spyce

Mavins’ “Overloading (OVERDOSE)” descends 4-6 while Kizz Daniel’s “Buga (Lo Lo Lo)” with Tekno retreats to No. 7.

  1. Buga(Lo Lo Lo)- Kizz Daniel ft. Tekno

“Buga” makes a bit of history on this week’s chart as it becomes the first song in 2022 to reach No. 1 on every chart – and the fifth overall. It completes the clean sweep by moving to No. 1 on this week’s TV chart. In the process, Kizz Daniel becomes the first artiste to achieve this feat with multiple songs – “Lie” also topped every chart in 2021.

  1. Ijo (Laba Laba) – Crayon
    Rounding out this week’s top ten; Crayon’s “Ijo (Laba Laba)” holds at its No. 8 peak.
  2. Common Person- Burna Boy

Burna Boy’s “Common Person” drops 6-9

  1. Certified Loner(No Competition)- Mayorkun Mayorkun’s “Certified Loner” is steady at No. 10 for another week.


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