Nigerian singer-songwriter, Chukwuka Ekweani, better known by his stage name Ckay’s  song ‘Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)’,  has topped number 1 on the newly formed Billboard U.S Afrobeats Songs chart unveiled by Billboard in partnership with Afro Nation festival dated April 2nd, 2022.

The Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart premieres on Tuesday, 29th March , 2022, ranking 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.

“Leading the inaugural list, dated April 2, is “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” by Nigeria’s CKay, which was originally released in 2019 and has more recently been boosted by a string of international remixes that have helped spark a flurry of virality on TikTok. The track drew 4.7 million official U.S. streams in the March 18-24 tracking week, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data”, Billboard wrote.

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.

Story: Asma’u Sani

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