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Top 10 Nigerian songs on airwaves, streaming platforms — Report

Top 10 Nigerian songs on airwaves, streaming platforms — Report

The popularity of a song is usually indicated by the numbers it is doing on streaming platforms and how many times it is played on the radio.

The Nigerian streaming platform and airwaves scene have a dynamic interplay of established anthems and new arrivals weekly and according to data provided by Turntable Chart, a prominent music chart, Seyi Vibez dominated the top ten appearing on the number one and two entries of the week between May 10th and 16th.

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‘Instagram’ by Vibez Inc., Muyeez, and Seyi Vibez took the number one position. This rhythmic confection, a masterclass in contemporary Afrobeats, undoubtedly benefited from the combined charisma of the participating artists from Vizbez Inc., a musical crew formed by Seyi Vibez.

At number two was ‘Bad Vibes’, by Ayra Starr featuring Seyi Vibez. With both posing huge fan bases on social media and the streets for Seyi, the star power of both artists undeniably mesmerised listeners and pushed it to the number two spot.

Following closely behind at number three was ‘Stubborn’, a collaboration between Victony and Asake. This union of two artists was welcomed by the vast majority of Afrobeats fans who enjoy both Victony’s subtle and vibrant sound and Asake’s energy in his verses.

While the top three positions boasted new releases, the remaining slots revealed an interplay between established anthems and newcomers.

Young Jonn’s ‘Bahamas’, retained its stronghold at number four, while Ruger and BNXN’s ‘POE’, a runaway hit upon its release, held its ground at number five, demonstrating the song’s continued grip on the collective Nigerian music space since its release.

The week also witnessed a surge in popularity for ‘TSHWALA BAM’ by Titom, Yuppe, EeQue, and S.N.E. This track had people from all over the world dancing to its popular dance challenge named after the song.

The song ascended five spots to land at number seven, a testament to its viral challenge and Burna Boy jumping on the recently released remix with another remix from Wande Coal in the rumour mill.

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Rounding out the top ten were established titans of the industry. Adekunle Gold’s ‘Rodo’, maintained its presence at number eight, while Ayo Maff and Fireboy DML’s collaborative effort, on ‘Dealer’, continued to enthrall at number nine. The chart concluded the top 10 with a final nod to the potent partnership of BNXN and Ruger again whose ‘ILASHE’ remained a firm favorite at number ten.

This week’s Nigerian streaming platforms and airwaves served as a microcosm of the nation’s ever-evolving musical landscape.

As the weeks progress, it will be fascinating to witness how this dynamic interplay unfolds, further enriching the tapestry of Nigerian music and leaving listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this ever-evolving sonic narrative.