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Davido’s FEM Tops TurnTable Charts This Week

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For the maiden edition of the Turntable 50, ‘Ginger’ by Wizkid featuring Burna Boy topped the charts. But this week, ‘FEM’ by Davido hits the top spot on the charts as it leaped from No. 2 to No. 1.
By so doing, it became the second No. 1 ever on the TurnTable Charts’ headlining charts, Turntable 50.
The Top 50 blends all-genre premium streaming, radio airplay and TV airplay in Nigeria. All charts will be dated and updated on Mondays, this week’s chart will be revealed on Monday, November 16.
Olamide occupies both No. 2 and No. 3 with ’Infinity’  and ’Triumphant’ featuring Omah
Lay and Bella Shmurda respectively.
Here are the top 10 Nigerian songs of the week;
1.) Davido – FEM
After becoming Nigeria’s flagship song for the EndSARS protests, the song makes a return as Davido releases ‘A Better Time. The song tallied 45.69 million radio audience impressions, 1.11 million equivalent streams and 10.19 million TV audience impression this week.
2.) Olamide featuring Omah Lay – Infinity
Having recently released a colourful video for the song, Olamide’s ’Infinity’ featuring Omah Lay moves from No. 7 to No. 2 on the Top 50, after drawing 2.16 million equivalent streams. It also tallied 23.36 million radio airplay audience impression
The song also leads the Top Streaming Chart for a fourth non-consecutive week and moves to a new peak of No. 8 on Top Airplay Chart.
3.) Olamide featuring Bella Shmurda – Triumphant
Olamide’s ‘Triumphant’ Bella Shmurda jumps to No. 3 on the Top 50 after it entered at No. 17 on the last chart. It moves to No. 2 on Streaming Chart (1.95 million equivalent streams, up 30.87 percent), jumps 34-12 on Airplay Chart (20.39 million, up 81.56%) and debuts at No. 27 on TV Songs Chart (5.04 million).
Both “Infinity” and “Triumphant” are from Olamide’s eleventh studio album, Carpe Diem, and feature two of the artistes tipped for the Next Rated Awards at the Headies.
4.) Wizkid featuring Burna Boy – Ginger
Last week’s No. 1 song falls to No. 4 on the Top 50. It also drops to No. 3 on Top Streaming Chart (1.64 million, down 50.15 percent) and moves 11-4 on Top Airplay Chart (29.76 million, up 24.5 percent).
5.) Patoranking – Abule
Patoranking’s ’Abule’ moves 8-5 on the Top 50 and ranks in the top ten of Top Airplay Chart for a 12th week (only Rema’s “Woman” has spent longer in the region with 14 weeks).
6.) Cheque – Zoom
It’s not everyday that a Trap/Emo track becomes a hit in Nigeria, but this song is still waxing strong. After it dropped off Cheque’s debut EP, ’Razor,’ it enjoyed a lukewarm reception but after its video dropped, it soared up the charts.
7.) Bella Shmurda featuring Zlatan and Lincoln – Cash App
The song might be premised upon the counter-culture of ‘yahoo yahoo,’ but the music is alluring enough to form a dalliance with the Nigerian heart. The song also further ties into how pop culture continues to promote Square’s product of the same name. Jack Dorsey would be proud.
8.) Tems – Damages
As the lead single for her debut EP, For Broken Ears, ’Damages’ has surpassed a lot of expectations. Recently, it was announced that Tems’ debut EP surpassed one million streams on Apple Music. It also fell from No. 6 to No. 8 on the charts.
9.) Wizkid – No Stress
Well, Wizkid admires a woman with no stress and his album, Made In Lagos was said to reflect that reality. His song might have had a tumble from No. 4 to No. 9 on this week’s chart, but the times look great for Baba Bolu.
10.) DJ Neptune’s featuring Laycon and Joeboy – Nobody (Icons Remix)
This week, the song fell from No. 9 to No. 10.
Just outside the top ten is Omah Lay’s ’Damn (Remix)’ featuring American R&B artiste, 6lack and Davido’s ’So Crazy’ featuring American rapper, Lil Baby, debuts at No. 17.

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Sound Creation, A Major Challenge In Music Production-Producer

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A Rivers State-based music producer, Barisuwa Odoh Melubari, puporlarly known as Rimshot has said that sound creation is a major challenge expected  in his line of work.
Melubari disclosed this yesterday in an exclusive interview with Tide Entertainment in Port Harcourt.
According to him, creativity is the watch word in his line of business as they strive to create new sounds every time to stay current and relevant in the business.
“ The major challenge in music production is to make sound creation, and that is key, if you could have your way around that creation as a producer you are good to go,”  he added
Melubari, who is a Rivers-born producer said that  he is into music as a whole, Gospel, contemporary and cultural, saying that he has produced  many artistes in and outside the State.
He noted that, he has produced Artistes in the likes of Samsung, Chioma Jesus,  Sensational Bamidele, Mr 2K and many more.
He explained that  he is very passionate about his job, saying that  music  production is a profession he loves so much and does for living.
“ I  am into everything music, that is the work l do. Right now, l am working with two Artistes in the studio, they have been around for a long time, but not popular, but good at what they do,” he said.

By: Nancy  Briggs

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Big Brother Naija 2022 Kicks Off, July 23, 24

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On Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, the most watched Nigerian reality TV show, Big Brother Naija will kick off for a seventh edition. The show would get fascinated Nigerians talking again and produce the next coterie of superstars before they are put aside for another set of reality stars, then the cycle continues.
While the reality show has given former contestants the opportunity of a lifetime to see beautiful cities across the globe and travel beyond the shore of Nigeria, more-often-than-not, once the buzz dies, they are left to fend for themselves and rediscover their steps.
Should a prospective reality star go into the house without a proper plan for himself or herself once the show comes to a conclusion, they would be back to square one.
The pampering and fending in Big Brother’s House is only for two-three months, then the media team of the reality show takes care of their image and publicity for the next calendar year before they are allowed to dip their feet into the sea immediately after the reunion show of that season comes to a conclusion.
Once they are back to reality, they have to begin to struggle for endorsement deals, creating a more resourceful career path and becoming a person of value which was their initial aim and objective prior to heading into Big Brother’s House. However, they get lost in the excitement of being talked about for several weeks then fade away into obscurity.
It’s barely a year since WhiteMoney emerged winner of the 2021 Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes edition, albeit, his music career is yet to take off. Life outside the ‘kitchen’ is a different reality, when the fans are no longer watching, it is onerous to carve a career for oneself.
Also, she has continued to remain relevant on social media due to her value. Should she be able to evolve, she would attain her utmost potential.
Meanwhile, housemates such as JayPaul, Arin, Tega Dominic, Beatrice, Adeniyi Lawai, to name a few have been unable to carve a niche for themselves. As a matter of fact, they fizzled out prior to the conclusion of the show. Moreover, they had no storylines during the recently concluded BBNaija Shine Ya Eyes show; collectively, the show was weak.
This is why you do not enter the Big Brother competition with a ‘dream’, most times, it ends up being a ‘pipe dream’. The winner of the 2020 BBNaija Lockdown edition, Laycon showed the world what he was made of with his content and strategy.
Nobody saw him coming, he delivered a gauntlet attack on Nigerians. Gave Nigerians and viewers across the globe a fascinating show on television, then his music projects did the magic outside of the house.
In 2020, you could not escape Laycon. He was everywhere and won the show by a fine margin. The prospective housemates should learn from him, going into the competition means you are building on a foundation you already designed for yourself, your team and most importantly, the brand
Alot of reality stars go into the competition with a ‘vague dream’, abstract to say the least, then they are surprised when nobody buys into their agenda or ploy.
What prospective housemates need to know?
On Saturday, July 23, Nigerians will be introduced to a new set of reality stars. The number of housemates is yet to be confirmed, however, by Sunday night viewers would become more familiar with the direction of the new sea

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Sensational Bamidele, Others Perform At Rivers United FC’s Reception In PH

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It was an exciting moment for players of Rivers United FC, as  the Rivers State Governor  Chief Nyesom Wike  announced $20, 000  largesse  and  two weeks trip to  Madrid to members of the team  at the , Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday.
This follows their(team’s)  victory as they emerged Champions of the 2022 Nigeria Premier League (NPL) Champions and winning the Continental ticket for the  Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) competition.
The occasion witnessed  entertainment  by   Sensational   Bamidele and  the  Abara Cultural Group  of Bonny with their colourful performance.
Wike  who rewarded the players  during a grand  reception commended the team for their outstanding performance and commitment to  their chosen career.
According to him,  the trp to Madrid would further prepare the players for the task ahead, saying that winning the league is good but there is a bigger challenge ahead of them which they must double their efforts to achieve.
“ The  government is ready to give its full Support  and the necessary motivation to  enable them achieve  the  desired results when the chips are down,” he added.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Sports, Barr. Christopher Green had said that Rivers United has broken  records by winning the highest goal scorer award and best Coach of the season, saying that the victory is possible due to the support and motivation given to the team by  the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.

By: Nancy Briggs

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