The Nigerian afro beat singer Chukwuka Ekweani, popularly known by his stage name as Ckay tops the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart with his hit song, “Love Nwantiti”.
The Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart will rank the 50 most popular Afrobeats songs in the U.S. based on a weighted formula incorporating official streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of leading audio and video music services, plus download sales from top music retailers.
The Ckay’s hit song ‘Love Nwantiti’ debuts at number one on the newly formed Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart, which was released by Billboard in collaboration with the Afro Nation festival.
The ‘Love Nwantitit’ is hit song released by the singer in the year 2019 and it’s huge success has been driven mostly by TikTok.
According to Billboard, “The track drew 4.7 million official U.S. streams in the March 18-24 tracking week, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. The song entered the Oct. 2, 2021-dated, U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 and adds its 27th frame on the April 2 tally, rebounding 41-39 after peaking at No. 26 in February. It also scaled to No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts”.
Other top five songs on the chart include, Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran’s “Peru,” at No. 2, Wizkid’s “Essence,” featuring Justin Bieber and Tems, at No 3, Omah Lay and Bieber’s “Attention,” at No 4, and Tems “Free Mind,” at No. 5.