Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 120)
10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week’ is a 10-track-listing playlist highlighting the best songs released over the past few days from Africa and the Caribbean (Jamaica).
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Cruel Santino ft. Poco Lee – showmetheway
Nobody would have ever imagined Cruel Santino and Poco Lee working together, yet it has happened. Nevertheless, anything is conceivable in the world of creative art.
Cruel Santino (also known as Santi) has released his first song for 2023, a song called “Showmetheway,” with dancer and hypeman Poco Lee. The song is a direct sequel to his 21-track album, “Subaru Boys: FINAL HEAVEN.”
Lyta – Stranger
Lyta is committed to starting the year off right by continuously releasing songs. He just released his first 2023 project, “Stronger,” and later collaborated with Balloranking and Kashcoming on Rhedi’s Magic Moment tune, “Tempted.” The singer-songwriter has just released the 4-track EP “Stranger.”
Lyta’s first body of work since dropping Rafat in March 2022 is the Stranger EP. On the new album, he works with Ugly Teemee on the third tune, “Abena,” and Seyi Vibez, the hottest rave artist right now, on the fourth track, “Koni Baje.”
Bosom P-Yung ft. Lord Paper – Ohemaa
The music scene in Ghana is about to heat up with the release of a new single by the dynamic duo of Lord Paper and Bosom P-Yung. With a string of hit songs under their belt, the pair have teamed up once again to deliver a banger for fans to enjoy. Titled “Ohemaa,” this latest offering from the artists is a nostalgic nod to the old-school sound, infused with upbeat energy and positive vibes.
Produced by Gomezbeatx, the track is sure to be a hit with music lovers, making it the perfect addition to any party playlist. Get ready to experience the magic of Lord Paper and Bosom P-Yung with their latest release, “Ohemaa.”
Ayra Starr – Sability
“Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayra Starr, signed to Mavin Records, is starting 2023 with a bang as she releases her first single of the year. After a remarkable year in 2022, the talented artist continues to make waves in the music industry with her latest release, “Sability.”
Ayra Starr’s captivating voice and soulful sound have made her one of the most sought-after artists in the Nigerian music scene. With “Sability,” she combines syrupy lyrics that will sure leave fans in awe.
The release of “Sability” marks the start of another exciting year for Ayra Starr and fans can expect more electrifying music from the talented singer. Get ready to be swept away by the musical magic of Ayra Starr with her latest single “Sability.”
Young Jonn & Olamide – Currency
Olamide, Young Jonn, and YBNL have a respectable past together. Numerous hits were produced as a result of the two acts’ chemistry, making the second half of the previous decade particularly memorable. Including Konkobility and Update, there are many other joints.
Young Jonn has thrived in recent years as an independent artist, dishing out some of the hottest tracks in the nation, such as Xtra Cool and Dada. He’s back with his debut release under the imprint of Chocolate City for 2023, and this time, he receives help from his longtime friend Olamide.
Pheelz – Pheelz Good
The much awaited EP “Pheelz Good” by Nigerian record producer and singer-songwriter Pheelz has been availed. The new extended play has eight songs and features cameos from Davido and BNXN (also known as Buju) on the songs Electricity and Finesse, which have already been released.
Nasty C – Blackout
South African rapper Nasty C is back on the radar with his first single of 2023 titled ‘Blackout.’
Nasty and Dan Duminy previously collaborated on the song “Let Me Down.” They also unveiled the song’s official music video. In addition, Nasty C released “No Big Deal” and collaborated with Okmalumkoolkat, MusiholiQ, Blxckie, and Audiomarc to appear on Lord Script’s “Shibilika Remix.”
The well-known emcee announced his debut track for 2023 two days ago. Finally, he’s made it available. “Blackout” is the name of the song, and Nasty did a great job on it.
Niashun – Sisi Yellow
All these bright elements blend beautifully to tell a seemingly familiar tale: ‘’Sisi Yellow is about a young man who has fallen in love with a fair lady [albino] but has not mustered enough courage to tell her how he feels about her”, the crooner says.
Often in mainstream media depictions, whenever the fairness and beauty of the African woman are in question, ginger-haired albinos rarely come to mind. And it’s this distinction that lends Niashun’s new song, ‘Sisi Yellow’, its power, making it the star attraction of this month. It dares to be different than any other love song out there, presenting a simple yet radical take on conventional love depictions off the back of the widespread Ghanaian jargon “yellow sisi” aka, fair lady (in a quite literal sense). ‘’Like always, the plan was to introduce something novel and ‘Sisi Yellow’ presented us with the opportunity to reimagine what could be done differently with a love song today”, Niashun explains.
After his scintillating debut about a year ago, the promising Ghanaian singer of ‘OK’ fame has undoubtedly been a revelation. He announced himself as a generational force and if there is any takeaway from his latest 3-minute entry, it’s this: the best of Niashun is still yet to come.
2Baba, Larry Gaaga & Mi Casa – Bebe
The Kabal (2Baba & Larry Gaaga) kicks off 2023 with their first official single of the year titled “Bebe”. For this song, the duo tapped on the sonic expertise of South African trio; Mi Casa to deliver a one-of-a-kind ode to true love.
On the song, The Kabal and Mi Casa professed unending and unconditional good loving to the ladies of their dreams, and in return, they ask for the same.
It’s worth mentioning that this is the first time Mi Casa has come together to make music since the release of their album “We Made It” in 2020.
“BEBE” is the follow-up to the duo’s first single, “Mad Over Hills“ featuring Falz, off their forthcoming album. The song was produced by Dr Duda with trumpet by Mo-T.
Bryan The Mensah – Rapapam
Ghanaian rapper Bryan The Mensah is starting 2023 out strong with releasing his newest song, “Rapapam. ” This easygoing song is the ideal addition to any playlist because it displays the great performer’s distinctive tone and versatility.
With his own style and fresh take on rap music, Bryan The Mensah has been making waves in the Ghanaian music scene. He demonstrates once more that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music business with “Rapapam.”
“Rapapam” is sure to please whether you’re a hip-hop lover or just looking for some new music to add to your playlist. So take a seat back, unwind, and enjoy Bryan The Mensah’s most recent release.”