• Countdown to the Final Week of TurnTable X The Native Summer Charts

Written by: Adeayo, Adebiyi

A Rundown of Everything That Has Happened During the Global Summer Period

It has been a record-breaking and breathtaking summer for Nigerian music and as Turntable Summer charts graciously stride into its final week, the race for the song of the summer has left us breathless and mesmerizing. On the international stage, it was quite frankly, a one-horse race. The Global Nigerian Song of the summer was decided the moment “Essence” gained international acceptance. There was no looking back. There was no contest. “Essence” led the weekly chart for 9 straight weeks and as we enter the last week of the chart, its place at the summit is secured.

“Essence” is a beautiful piece of music with a magnetic force that arouses the acoustic senses and leaves the listener gratified. “Essence” is a stand-out single that grew from strength to strength and when it inevitably gained international attention, it worked its magic and spread its magnetic force encircling the diaspora and left listeners marveling at its beauty. Wizkid has been one of the artistes leading the efforts to take Afrobeats to the Global stage, hence it’s befitting that he should be the one to record the single that would set new records and take Afrobeats to new heights.

“Essence” is enjoying huge International acclaim that makes it not only the Global Nigerian song of the Summer but perhaps the Global Song of the Summer. With the success of “Essence” and the buzz the Justin Bieber remix has garnered, Wizkid would surely be relishing his chances at the newly created World Song category at the Grammys Award. At any rate, for “Essence” the title of the Global Nigerian Song of the summer is signed, sealed, and delivered.

On the domestic front, it has been a marathon that has seen different artistes take the lead at different points. From Olamide’s “Rock” to Burna Boy’s “Kilometre” to Ladipoe & Buju “Feeling” to Omah Lay’s “Understand” and now Kizz Daniels “Lie”, the race for the Nigerian Song of the Summer has been devoid of a dull moment. Ladipoe & Buju’s “Feeling” spent an impressive 7 weeks at the top of the charts and with this, Ladipoe is strongly placed earn enough charting points to make it the Nigerian song of the summer.

Later this week, we will find out if Kizz Daniel can keep his place at the top of the chart or if he would be unseated in a brutal and unprecedented manner the way he did Olamide’s “Rock at the beginning of the chart period. Ladies and gentlemen, music fans, and chart pundits braze yourself as we begin the countdown to the finale of the summer charts.

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