• Every Major Movements and Debuts on Top Airplay Chart This Week

Written by: Ayomide , Oriowo

All the major chart movements and debuts this week

Patoranking’s “Abule,” released under Amari Musiq/EMPIRE, moves 2-1 on the Top Airplay Chart, becoming the sixth No. 1 in the chart history. The song replaced Darey’s “Jah Guide Me” at the summit of the chart dated September 7.

TurnTable Top Airplay Chart is a weekly chart of the most popular songs across radio stations in Nigeria using a methodology that combines data provided by Radiomonitor and tier-based audience measurement. The first issue of the chart was revealed on July 9, 2020.


All the No. 1 songs on Top Airplay Chart

  1. “Ginger Me,” Rema (1 week; week of July 9, 2020)
  2. “MJ,” Bad Boy Timz (1 week; week of July 13, 2020)
  3. “Woman,” Rema (3 weeks; week of July 20, 2020 and August 3 – August 20)
  4. “Betty Butter,” Mayorkun featuring Davido (2 weeks; week of July 27, 2020 and week of August 17, 2020)
  5. “Jah Guide Me,” Darey (2 weeks; August 23 – September 7)
  6. “Abule,” Patoranking (1 week; week of September 7)

“Abule” is the lead single off Patoranking’s new album, THREE, released on August 28.

Biggest Drops on the Chart

Away from “Abule,” there is a lot of movements and a few debuts on the chart. The biggest being the massive fall of Darey’s “Jah Guide Me” from No. 1 to No. 47, making it the biggest fall in TurnTable Top Airplay Chart history (or any TurnTable weekly chart).


Here are all the biggest drops in Top Airplay Chart history

  1. “Jah Guide Me,” Darey (46 places; chart dated September 7)
  2. “Know You,” Ladipoe featuring Simi (35 places; chart dated July 20)
  3. “WHATS POPPIN,” Jack Harlow (29 places; chart dated August 31)
  4. “Born to Win,” Timaya (24 places; chart dated August 23)
  5. “Rain On Me,” Lady Gaga featuring Ariana Grande (22 places; chart dated July 13)
  6. “Savage Love,” Jason Derulo & Jawsh 685
  7. “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles (19 places; chart dated August 17)
  8. “AWAY,” Oxlade (18 places; chart dated August 17)
  9. “Odogwu,” Burna Boy (18 places chart dated July 13)
  10. “Toosie Slide,” Drake (17 places; chart dated July 20)

Songs that fell out of the Top 50 completely are not included in this list

Rema's "Woman"

Rema’s “Woman” has spent eight consecutive weeks in the top 3 of Top Airplay Chart; the closest song with such longevity in the upper echelons of the chart is Mayorkun’s “Betty Butter” with 5 weeks within top 3.


The song debuted at No. 8 on the chart dated July 13 and it has spent the following 8 weeks within the top 3 of the chart.

Here is a breakdown of chart positions of “Woman” on the chart

  1. No. 1 – 3 weeks
  2. No. 2 – 3 weeks
  3. No. 3 – 2 weeks
  4. No. 8 – 1 week

According to data from Radiomonitor, “Woman” is No. 20 on radio in Nigeria based on the number of spins across radio stations alone.

This is even more remarkable considering the song has only been released for 9 weeks – it is the one of the two songs with less than ten weeks of airplay in the top 50 of 2020; the other being Mayorkun’s “Betty Butter” featuring Davido at No. 28 (also 9 weeks of airplay).


Fireboy DML’s “Champion” featuring D. Smoke is the biggest debut on the chart at No. 19; Miley Cyrus’s “Midnight Sky’ debuts at No. 36; Lotto Boyz’s “Miss Jagger” featuring Kamille at No. 44; and Victor A.D’s “Prayer Request” featuring Patoranking at No. 48.

“Champion” is Fireboy DML’s seventh entry on Top Airplay Chart, the second highest of any artiste – only Burna Boy has more entries on the chart (8).

Other Chart Movements

Olakira’s “In My Maserati” moves to a new peak of No. 4 on the chart; Burna Boy records six entries in a week for the second consecutive week with all the songs charting in the top 30, “Way Too Big” at No. 10 is the highest and “Wonderful” at No. 29 is his lowest charting song.


Drake becomes the first lead non-Nigerian artiste to record a top 10 song without a Nigerian feature with “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk moving twelve positions to No. 8. Master KG and Sam Smith have visited the region but both artistes had Burna Boy on their respective songs – “Jerusalema (Remix) peaked at No. 2 while “My Oasis” debuted and peaked at No. 9.

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