Sensational singer, Asake teases new single, 'Terminator'

By Adegboyega Adeleye

Rave of the moment, Asake made history on this week’s Top 10 Charts by becoming the first artiste to land eight entries in the top ten in a week on any of the aggregate charts in the country as his hit single ‘Terminator’ returns to No.1 while Fireboy’s ‘Bandana’ slips to No.3.

The sensational singer is the first artiste to claim as many as eight entries in a single frame – surpassing the previous record held by Davido (7 on the chart dated November 23, 2020). Asake dominates this week’s chart with 6 songs from his debut album ‘Mr Money With The Vibe”, Former No.1, Asake’s ‘Peace Be Unto You’ and record 7-week No.1 Fireboy’s ‘Bandana’ ft Asake.

Mr Money With The Vibe also joins Davido’s A Better Time as the only albums to generate as many as eight top 10 songs in Nigeria. In addition, Asake stat pads his number of top ten entries in Nigeria, rising to No. 3 on the all-time list behind two of the biggest acts in Nigeria. Davido(17), Burna Boy(15).

The other two songs on the Top 10 Countdown are Pheelz & Davido’s Electricity at No.4 as well as Burna Boy’s ‘For My Hand’ with Ed Sheeran at No. 9.

Wizkid’s ‘Bad To Me’ debuts at No. 11 off two days of availability during the tracking week. The song tallied 2.52 million streams (No. 11 on streaming) and 14.4 million in radio reach (No. 33 on radio). The song is now challenging for No. 1 on next week’s Top 100 – with a small lead above Asake’s ‘Organise’ and ‘Terminator.’

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, September 9th (New Music Friday) to Thursday, September 15th 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 (September 9th- September 15th, 2022)

  1. Terminator – Asake

Leading the way, Asake’s ‘Terminator’ which returns to No. 1 on the Top 100, its second week atop the chart after its top spot was taken over by record 7-week No.1 Fireboy’s ‘Bandana’ ft Asake himself.

‘Terminator’ tallied: [6.17 million streams, 37. 8 million in radio impressions, 13.6 million in TV impressions].

The song’s streaming sum marks the second-best in a single week in 2022 (since the launch of the Nigeria Top 100 on July 9) trailing only the 6.83 million of ‘Terminator’ in its debut week. ‘Terminator’ tops both the streaming and TV charts this week.

  1. Organise- Asake ‘Organise’ tallied: [5.75 million streams and 23.7 million in radio reach].
  2. Bandana- Fireboy DML ft. Asake

Record 7-week former No.1 ‘Bandana’ logs an eighth week atop the radio chart. It tallied: [3.87 million streams, 64.6 million in radio reach and 12.1 million in TV reach].

  1. Electricity- Pheelz ft. Davido

Pheelz’s ‘Electricity’ with Davido drops 3-4 on this week’s top ten after three consecutive weeks at No.3

  1. Peace Be Unto You(PBUY)- Asake No. 5: ‘Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)’ [4 million streams, 13.3 million in radio reach and 2.25 million in TV reach]
  2. Dull- Asake No. 6: ‘Dull’ [4.38 million streams and 1.06 million in radio reach]
  3. Joha- Asake No. 7: ‘Joha’ [4.33 million streams and 1.09 million in radio reach]
  4. Nzaza- Asake No. 8: ‘Nzaza’ [3.80 million streams and 7.66 million in radio reach)
  5. For My Hand- Burna Boy ft. Ed Sheeran

Former No. 1, Burna Boy’s ‘For My Hand’ with Ed Sheeran falls 4-9.

  1. Dupe- Asake No. 10: ‘Dupe’ [3.12 million streams and 1.33 million in radio reach)


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