Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 133)
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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Adina Thembi – Baby
Adina Thembi, Ghana’s very own gifted singer and songwriter, begins her 2023 music career with a beautiful solo single titled ‘Baby.’
This captivating music, co-produced by 2 Kings and Richie Mensah, shines light on Adina’s beautiful voice as she flawlessly harmonizes with the melodic guitar strings throughout the song.
Adina’s gorgeous voice will enchant you as she takes you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget.
Joeboy – Body & Soul (Album)
There aren’t many hitmakers like Joeboy in the world. The artist Joseph Akinwale has dug the depths and complexities of passion and love for his Afropop bops ever since catching the attention of the Nigerian mainstream with 2019’s “Baby.”
Joeboy’s sensitive yet astute probe of love was expanded upon on his 2021 debut album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.
His mesmerizing vocals and semi-autobiographical reflections on fame, affection, and self-perception cemented his place as one of his generation’s leading lights.
Between Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic and his highly anticipated sophomore album, 2023’s Body & Soul, the artist has grown and refined his music into a more full view on his experiences with attraction and relationship.
Body & Soul is, in many respects, a combination of his loving world view as well as the pressures and joys of operating at the pinnacle of Afropop. “The idea for this album is just that you can actually be yourself and you don’t have to be perfect,” he says. “All you have to do is be yourself and work hard to be a better version of yourself.”
Wande Coal – Legend or No Legend (Album)
After great anticipation, Nigerian singer-songwriter Wande Coal has finally released his much-anticipated album, “Legend Or No Legend.” Wande Coal’s amazing talent is showcased once again in the highly anticipated project, solidifying his standing as a veteran in the Nigerian music arena.
The album houses 13 tracks, each meticulously crafted to provide a distinct and intriguing musical experience.
Guest appearances by some of the industry’s biggest performers add to the album’s attraction. Collaborations like Wizkid, T-Pain, Olamide, and Fireboy DML further enhance the album’s appeal, bringing together a remarkable lineup of talent that is sure to fascinate music enthusiasts.
Oxlade ft. Flavour – Ovami
Nigerian singer and songwriter Oxlade has made a grand entrance into the music scene this year with his highly anticipated first single, ‘Ovami’ featuring veteran Nigerian singer-songwriter Flavour.
“Ovami” is a wonderful collaboration that seamlessly blends the individual styles of two of Nigeria’s finest singers. Flavour’s rich and engaging delivery is enhanced by Oxlade’s soulful and passionate vocals, resulting in a musical synergy that is both intriguing and enchanting.
The chemistry between Oxlade and Flavour is evident throughout the track, as their voices intertwine effortlessly, creating a harmonious blend that leaves a lasting impression. Both artists bring their A-game to “Ovami,” delivering a performance that is filled with emotion, passion, and undeniable talent.
As Oxlade’s headline account for the year, “Ovami” sets the bar high for what is to come from the talented artist.
Shatta Wale – Wetin
Renowned Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artist, Shatta Wale,recently revealed his plans to release an Afrobeat album, creating much anticipation among fans. Calling on producers to submit beats for the project, he selected the first beat from ItzJoeMadeIt.
Today, Shatta Wale unveils ‘Wetin,’ the first track off his upcoming Afrobeat project. Additionally, during a Facebook live session, he teased another song titled ‘Like Electricity,’ hinting at its imminent release. Stay tuned for more electrifying Afrobeat tunes from Shatta Wale as he continues to captivate audiences with his musical talent.
Eugy – Sweetboy Savage (Album)
British-Ghanaian singer and songwriter Eugy is back with a bang, treating fans to his highly anticipated fifth release of the year dubbed ‘Sweetboy Savage.’
‘Sweetboy Savage’ is a wonderful compilation that highlights Eugy’s artistic range. The EP has seven tracks, each with a distinct sound to appeal to a wide range of tastes. Eugy effortlessly takes listeners on a musical trip filled with grooves, fascinating rhythms, and meaningful lyrics, thanks to his soft vocals and outstanding compositional talents.
One of the highlights of ‘Sweetboy Savage’ is the stellar lineup of guest features. Collaborations with talented artists such as K-Zaka, Ladipoe, and Maleek Berry add an extra layer of depth and diversity to the EP. Each collaboration brings a fresh perspective and outstanding energy to the project, elevating the overall listening experience.
Eugy’s ‘Sweetboy Savage’ is not just an EP for the die-hard Afrobeat fans, but also for anyone who appreciates good music. So, sit back, relax, and let Eugy’s ‘Sweetboy Savage’ take you on a musical journey like no other.
Omah Lay ft. Ozuna – Soso (Remix)
Nigerian music sensation Omah Lay is taking his hit single “Soso” to new heights with an exciting cross-border remix featuring Puerto Rican singer Ozuna. The talented singer-songwriter and producer has officially premiered the long-length version of this highly anticipated collaboration and it’s exactly what we were expecing.
With the original version of “Soso” already making waves and gaining massive popularity, Omah Lay is now aiming to expand his reach and amplify his music on an international scale. By teaming up with Ozuna, a well-known artist in the Southern-American music space, Omah Lay is bringing together the best of both worlds to create a fusion of sounds that will undoubtedly resonate with fans across continents.
Fans can expect the cross-border remix of “Soso” to offer a fresh perspective on the original track, with new elements and dynamic production that enhance its already captivating essence. The synergy between Omah Lay and Ozuna is set to deliver a truly memorable musical experience that will leave listeners craving for more.
Fave & Soundz – Fever
Following the viral success of his 2022 Tik-Tok anthem, “Attention,” which cemented his place as one of the most alluring young singers in the Afro-fusion genre, Soundz makes a victorious comeback in 2023 with a new single, “Fever.”
Soundz effortlessly connects with Nigerian pop artist FAVE on “Fever,” who recently teamed with Afrobeats veteran Davido.
Gosh Mello ft. Kb Syre – Bend Down
Fast-rising Ghanaian musician Gosh Mello has released a new song with a lot of potential. He collaborates with Kb Syre on his new potential hit, ‘Bend Down.’
Paq ft. Shatta Wale – Dem Deh Try
Ghanaian record producer and musician Paq releases his second single of the year. On the song ‘Dem Deh Try,’ he collaborates with multiple award-winning Reggae/Dancehall act Shatta Wale. This song is a sequel to his earlier single, ‘Over Sabi.’
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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