Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 127)
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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Joeboy – Duffel Bag
Nigerian singer and songwriter Joeboy makes a positive comeback with “Duffel Bag,” the latest track from his upcoming sophomore album, “Body & Soul.” ‘Duffel Bag,’ co-produced by E-Kelly and Timmy, following the January release of the album’s title tune.
‘Duffel Bag,’ one of the album’s most celebratory and dancefloor-inspired riddims, features some deftly produced orchestration, with 808 bass rhythms, exquisite string stabs, and fluid, soulful guitars providing the musical background for Joeboy’s typical lovely and heartfelt vocal delivery.
Asake – 2:30
Nigerian singer and songwriter – Asake unpacks this new single titled ‘2:30’. This Amapiano inspired record serves as a follow-up to his chart-topping single, ‘Yoga‘. The Mr Money hitmaker keeps his consistency as he keeps serving listeners with bangers. 2:30 is a party banger which serves as his second single for the year 2023. We recommend this amazing jam for all music fans especially Amapiano lovers.
Darkoo ft. Ayra Starr – Disturbing U
UK-based Nigerian rapper Darkoo has released a new single titled “Disturbing U” featuring Mavin Records singer-songwriter Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr continues her outstanding streak of immaculate collaborations in 2023, after being part in songs like ‘Yeh Yeh’ by Rich The Kid, ‘People Remix’ by Libianca, and ‘Stamina’ by Tiwa Savage.
L.A.X – Zaza
On the eve of releasing his long-awaited album, Nigerian singer-songwriter L.A.X teases us with a new track from the project titled “Zaza.” Clemzy, a frequent collaborator, produced the tune.
L.A.X’s new album, titled ‘No Bad Vibes,’ will be released before the conclusion of the second quarter of 2023. It features the previously released ‘Options’ with Ayra Starr, as well as ‘Waist Drop,’ ‘Rora,’ and ‘Para’.
Baaba J – Ole
Talented Ghanaian singer-songwriter Baaba J has released a new single titled ‘Ole,’ which is a GA word that translates to ‘You Know.’ The song is an upbeat Afro-pop track that is sure to get fans dancing and singing along. Baaba’s smooth and melodious vocals glide effortlessly over the bouncy beat, making ‘Ole’ an instant crowd-pleaser.
The song’s lyrics speak of a love interest that Baaba is into, with the catchy chorus ‘Ole, Ole, Ole, You Know’ expressing her feelings towards the person. Baaba’s songwriting skills shine through on this track, with her ability to convey emotions in a simple and relatable way.
Produced by Merk, ‘Ole’ boasts of crisp, clean and well-balanced instrumentation, making it a potential chart-topper.
Reggie ft. O’Kenneth, Jay Bahd & Kwaku DMC – Oh Ma Linda
The Asakaa Boys fronted by Reggie are back after a brief musical break to serve us with this potential street anthem titled ‘Oh Ma Linda’. ‘Oh Ma Linda’ record belongs to Reggie who features O’Kenneth, Jay Bahd and Kwaku DMC. This is yet another soothing and banging afro-fusion song from the Kumerican icons.
Kojo Manuel ft St. Lennon & DJay – Vibration
Ghanaian MC, Hypeman, Presenter & Artiste, Kojo Manuel has finally returned to the music scene after his last release in 2021. This time he teams with new Lynx Entertainment signee, st Lennon and the Afrobeats sensation, DJay also under Empawa Africa.
This is a an infestious afrobeats sound that brings positivity to recent hard times with a go-happy mentality and enjoying life as it is.
Shaker – Daben
Shaker, one of Ghana’s most versatile and talented recording music artistes, is back with a brand new single titled “Daben.” The track, which translates to “When,” is a poignant reflection on the struggles that Shaker has faced in his musical career.
The song takes the listener on a journey through Shaker’s life, exploring the difficult times he has experienced as an artist. Despite the challenges, Shaker remains hopeful, knowing that his hard work and dedication will eventually pay off.
Joe Mettle ft. Kweku Teye – Me Dan Wo
Award-winning Ghanaian gospel singer, Joe Mettle serves fans with this Easter jam titled ‘Me Dan Wo’. The ‘Kadosh‘ hitmaker features Kweku Teye on his latest record for all gospel and music lovers to enjoy. On this song, they talk about dependency on the Most High God in every endeavour and during their daily lives.
Harrysong ft. Camidoh & Majeeed – Asante
Veteran Nigerian singer and songwriter Harrysongs has released a brand new single titled ‘Asante’ featuring Ghanaian sensation Camidoh and talented Nigerian singer Majeeed. The track is a fusion of Nigerian and Ghanaian sounds, blending Afrobeat with Highlife music.
‘Asante’ is a tribute to the beautiful and diverse cultures of West Africa, celebrating the unique musical styles and traditions of Nigeria and Ghana. The song is infused with catchy rhythms, pulsating beats, and soulful melodies that are sure to get listeners grooving.
Camidoh’s silky vocals and Harrysong’s smooth delivery add depth and dimension to the track, while Majeeed’s infectious chorus brings a playful vibe to the overall sound.
Nigeria and Ghana have a strong musical relationship that has resulted in some incredible songs like ‘Asante.’