Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 122)

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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Samini – San Bra (Live)

Mr. Music Man is back again. He carries his virtual pen and notepad this time and writes a love letter to his lover after a ‘mess’.

Samini is broken-hearted in this new song he titles “San Bra”, an Akan parlance which means “Return” or “Come Back”. In this one drop cut, Samini begs his lover to come back after ‘cheating rumours’. Samini cries his heart and lungs out to see his lover return. The melancholic mood he maintains in this new release is quite swooning to woo back his ‘long gone’ lover; well delivered on the Reggae genre.

In this month of love (February), everyone is doing everything to maintain and or rekindle their love bonds, Samini falls for the same route but puts it in a song.

Could this be a real life story? Well, listen to the song below and make your own judgments!

Kofi Mole ft. Kwesi Arthur – Win

Accra-based afro hiphop artist Kofi Mole is looking to have a 2023 like no other. Impressing with his debut ep “Aposor Love” in 2018, a project which allowed him to gain international recognition as well as debut his production skills on fan-favorite “me ne woaa”.

Riding off the success of his debut, Kofi Mole dropped “Knackaveli”, an ep which was an ode to his hiphop influence. Kofi Mole showcased to a greater extent his lyrical ability and production talent as well as sharing the spotlight with a few of Ghana’s best mcs.

Now, he’s gearing up to release another EP, fronted by new single “Win” featuring his long time friend and collaborator, Kwesi Arthur . On “Win”, Kofi Mole and Kwesi Arthur deeply reflect on their journey throughout life so far and the hardships they’ve had to overcome to ultimately find themselves where they are, at the pinnacle of their careers.

“Win” is about not giving up regardless of the situation you find yourself in and believing in your ability to make the impossible possible. If you find yourself at a roadblock in pursuit of your dreams or feeling like you cannot catch a break, it’s important to keep your head up and believe in your purpose to achieve your dreams”

Quamina MP ft. KiDi – Your Love

Ghanaian musician Quamina Mp is back with a bang, starting the year off on the right note with a new single that’s sure to get fans excited. The multi-talented artist’s latest release is titled ‘Your Love,’ a captivating track that showcases his incredible vocal abilities.

Featuring an impressive verse from fellow Ghanaian musician Kidi, ‘Your Love’ is a seamless blend of catchy beats and heartfelt lyrics that are sure to leave listeners feeling uplifted and inspired.

This song, which has an engaging melody and expertly created production, is a tribute to Quamina Mp’s ongoing artistic development. ‘Your Love’ is a song that shouldn’t be missed, regardless of whether you’re a loyal fan or just a fan of good music.

Fameye – Questions

Ghanaian singer-songwriter Fameye has poured out his heart in his latest single, ‘Questions’. The emotional track touches on the complexity of life and the many questions that come with it, especially in the wake of the untimely death of Ghanaian footballer Christian Atsu. Fameye’s soulful vocals are accompanied by a soothing melody that captures the depth of his emotions.

The song is a touching tribute to Atsu and a reflection of the uncertainties of life that we all face. ‘Questions’ is a reminder to cherish every moment we have and to hold our loved ones close.

The song was produced by the usual suspect Liquidbeatz.

Kuami Eugene ft. Rotimi – Cryptocurrency

Ghanaian musician Kuami Eugene has made a comeback from his hiatus with a new single titled “Cryptocurrency”. This bouncy and upbeat track features American-Nigerian singer-songwriter Rotimi, and was produced by Kuami Eugene himself. With their combined efforts, the duo has created a captivating masterpiece that is sure to get listeners moving.

Kuami Eugene teased the song on his various social media timelines before it was officially released, and this drew a lot of attention. After the song’s official release, a rave of positive reviews have circulated on social media, signaling its potential.

“Cryptocurrency” is a testament to Kuami Eugene’s talent as a producer and songwriter, and it marks a promising start to his return to the music scene.

DJ Tunez ft. Portable – Banga

DJ Tunez, the talented Nigerian-American DJ and producer who is also the official disc jockey for Afrobeats superstar Wizkid, has teamed up with controversial street-hop artist Portable for their latest collaboration. The two artists recently linked up in Lagos for a studio session, which had fans buzzing with anticipation for their new release.

Now, the wait is over as DJ Tunez and Portable have dropped their highly anticipated track, and it’s a must-listen for fans of the Nigerian music scene.

Despite Portable’s controversial reputation in the Nigerian music industry, his collaboration with DJ Tunez has proven to be a successful one. The track has already garnered a lot of attention on social media and streaming platforms, and fans are praising the two artists for their ability to create such a catchy and vibrant track.

Falz ft. Tekno – Owa

Falz and Tekno combine forces to release the song “Owa” ahead of Nigeria’s eagerly awaited presidential election. Both performers share their personal experiences with the anomalies that every Nigerian encounters on a daily basis in the new song.

The rapper Falz’s first official single for 2023, “Owa,” was produced by Chillz, a frequent collaborator. It is a follow-up to his previously released 12-track studio album “B A H D.”

AKA – Mass Country

Released just two weeks after his death, AKA’s fifth solo studio album, MASS COUNTRY, is equal parts a love letter to the country and the sounds he grew up with, and a cathartic journey through grief, healing and self-rediscovery. An idea that was sparked shortly after the heartbreaking loss of his fiancée, Anele “Nellie” Tembe, who passed away in April 2021, MASS COUNTRY is an offering of love in its many forms: There’s love of country, from an artist often lauded for his pioneering efforts to commercialise South African hip-hop; romantic love, from a man navigating deep loss and finding ways to heal and rebuild; and brotherly love, as an artist who was instrumental in edifying the generations of musicians he inspired, many of whom make appearances on the album.
MASS COUNTRY also cements AKA’s legacy as a producer who used an almost encyclopedic knowledge of South Africa’s most beloved hits to reinterpret them through captivating samples and interpolations. It’s a technique he famously employed on megahits like 2014’s “All Eyes in Me”, where he laid verses from Burna Boy, Da Les and Jr. over a sample of Brenda Fassie’s 1991 hit “Ngiyakusaba” (which interpolates elements from Jomanda’s “Got a Love for You”).
AKA recruited producers Christer, Fdeezus, Oriah, 031Choppa, KDDO, SayFar, Nlcno, Tshepo “Teddy” Moloi and Loud Haileer, alongside co-executive producers Nhlanhla “Nivo” Ndimande, Tshiamo Letshwene and Zādok. “Eighty percent of the album was made deep in KwaZulu-Natal,” he said. “We wanted to get into the soil, into the farms. We wanted to soak up the farm energy. We wouldn’t have been able to get that essence of South Africa and Africa if we don’t have real guitars, real music and real keys. Lots of guitar, lots of, like, South African vibes and African vibes.

Dreamville, Bas & Black Sherif, Kel-P – Blood, Sweat & Tears (Creed 3 Soundtrack)

Ghanaian musician Black Sherif and American rapper Bas have collaborated on the Kel-P produced soundtrack for the upcoming film, “Creed III”. The song, titled “Blood, Sweat & Tears”, features both artists delivering powerful verses over the hard-hitting beat.

The track is a testament to the perseverance and hard work it takes to achieve success, both in the music industry and in life. The inclusion of Black Sherif and Bas on the soundtrack is a testament to their rising star power and their ability to make an impact on the global stage.

Kelvyn Boy – Be Like That

Ghanaian Afrobeat sensation Kelvyn Boy is back with a new release titled ‘Be Like That,’ a perfect follow-up to his hit single ‘Billionaire’ that dominated the airwaves in 2022.  The song ‘Be Like That’ boasts of an infectious beat that will get you moving to the rhythm in no time. Kelvyn Boy’s silky smooth vocals coupled with the catchy chorus will have you singing along in no time.

With its syrupy lyrics and groovy beat, ‘Be Like That’ is sure to be another hit for Kelvyn Boy and a favorite among music lovers.

There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.

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