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).
Phyno – DO I
Nigerian rap veteran, Phyno, is back in the spotlight with his latest electrifying single, “Do I,” hot on the heels of the joyful news of his entry into fatherhood.
In this audacious track, Phyno asserts his unapologetic demeanor and reaffirms his status as a rap powerhouse. The song’s infectious hook, boldly asking, “Do I look like I give an F?,” radiates confidence and defiance in equal measure.
Behind the production boards is the exceptionally talented beatmaker Jaysynths, renowned for his work on Kcee’s hit “Ojapiano.” This collaboration underscores Jaysynths’ ability to craft beats that resonate with the masses, providing the ideal musical backdrop for Phyno’s lyrical artistry.
“Do I” marks Phyno’s second musical release of 2023, following “Ojemba,” a collaboration with fellow heavyweight Olamide. In this latest track, Phyno continues to push the boundaries of his craft, exploring new sonic landscapes while staying true to his signature style.
The boldness and assertiveness of “Do I” reflect Phyno’s growth as an artist. As he enters a new chapter in his personal life with the arrival of his child, this song serves as a declaration of his unwavering spirit and determination to leave an indelible mark on the music industry. Get ready to vibe to Phyno’s fierce new anthem!
E.L. – Soba
Multi-talented artist E.L has dropped a sizzling hot single titled “Soba”. Produced by the renowned Kojo Steve, “Soba” is a groundbreaking fusion of Azonto and Hip-hop, boasting heavy bass and an undeniable bounce. It embraces a cross-genre appeal that seamlessly blends the best of both worlds.
“Soba” is a euphoric anthem that captures the essence of feeling carefree and ecstatic, much like the spirit of a wild night after a party, thanks to good company and studio vibes. The brainchild of the acclaimed music producer Kojo Steve, “Soba” was masterfully crafted to showcase E.L’s unique talent and captivating style.
Describing the creative process behind “Soba,” E.L stated, “Kojo and I hit the studio on a crazy night after a party. None of us were sober, I guess. The energy was electrifying, and we channeled that into the song, making it a feel-good anthem that celebrates life, joy, and the essence of a wild night out.”
As the second release of the year for E.L, “Soba” signifies his commitment to providing fans with a steady stream of exceptional music in 2023. With a slew of projects in the works, the rapper is ready to make a lasting impact on the music industry.
Fresh off stellar performances at the “Back To Azonto” and “Boomplay Campus Tour,” E.L has taken it upon himself to spearhead the revival of the cherished genre. Through his dedication and musical prowess, he aims to reintroduce Azonto to the world stage and reignite the passion and enthusiasm it once commanded.
Mr. Eazi – Advice
Nigerian Afrobeat sensation and entrepreneur Mr Eazi continues to enthrall fans with his most recent masterpiece, “Advice,” which was released not long after the release of his previous smash “Chop Time No Friend.” The brilliant MOG Beatz is responsible for this beautiful single’s production, which showcases a flawless blend of Mr. Eazi’s distinctive style and MOG Beatz’s extraordinary production finesse. The song is set to increase the buzz surrounding Mr. Eazi’s musical career because he once again creates an alluring and contagious sound that has come to represent his talent.
Teni – Lanke
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Teni has unveiled “Lanke,” her second official single of the year. Teni continues her musical journey with a compelling Afrobeat-Amapiano hybrid in this most recent song, building on the success of her former release, “No Days Off.” ‘Lanke’ promises to be an earworm that will definitely capture the hearts of music aficionados with its contagious melody and rhythm.
Johnny Drille – Spending
Johnny Drille’s new song “Spending is a love song about a man who is willing to spend his money on the woman he loves.
The song starts with Johnny Drille singing about how he believes in love and in spending money on the one he loves. He sings about how he would do anything to make his partner happy, even if it means spending all his money.
The chorus of the song is a catchy and repetitive chant that goes, “I believe in love, but I also believe in spending plenty money.” This line perfectly sums up the message of the song, which is that love and money are not mutually exclusive.
The verses of the song are filled with Johnny Drille’s sweet and romantic lyrics. He sings about how he wants to spoil his partner with expensive gifts, take her on exotic vacations, and make her feel like the only woman in the world.
“Spending” is a beautiful and heartwarming love song that is sure to resonate with listeners. It is a reminder that love is not just about words, but also about actions. If you are looking for a song to express your love for your partner, then “Spending” is the perfect choice.
Kweku Smoke – He Just Different (ALBUM)
Ghanaian rapper Kweku Smoke has successfully released two albums, as he previously stated on his different social media timelines, thrilling his followers and the music industry. One of these albums, ‘He Just Different,’ features a dynamic group of twelve songs that showcase Kweku Smoke’s remarkable rapping abilities. The album explores rap-inspired sounds and features collaborations with musicians like Blackway, GasgodPee, and Joe Trufant, giving listeners a glimpse of Kweku Smoke’s flexibility and lyrical talent. The album”He Just Different” is proof of Kweku Smoke’s passion to his craft and to provide his audience with memorable and absorbing musical experiences.
B4Bonah – 4m Against
Versatile Ghanaian musician B4bonah officially premiere his second single of the year following the successful of the former ‘Gbenz3.’ The song titled ‘4m Against’ is an inspiring song that is sure to resonate with listeners. It is a song that preaches positivity and affection.
Wendy Shay – Everyman Cheats
Wendy Shay is back again! The multiple award winning Ghanaian singer and songwriter is set to release two new singles “Everyman Cheats” and “Heartless” on the same day, the 1st of September. The two-track single pack is her first new single in 2023, and are expected to be a hit with fans of her unique blend of afrobeats, amapiano, and highlife.
“Everyman Cheats” is an upbeat track that showcases Shay’s sultry vocals and infectious melodies. Wendy in this song is making a statement that every man is prone to cheat in a relationship no matter a woman’s beauty or status and therefore women should come to this realization and take matters into their own hands.
“Heartless,” on the other hand, is a more emotional ballad that showcases Shay’s range as a vocalist. The song is about a woman who has finally realized her worth and is moving out of a toxic relationship.
The release of these two singles marks another milestone in Shay’s career and solidifies her status as an exceptional talent in the music industry. With her unique sound and magnetic presence, Wendy Shay continues to push the boundaries of contemporary Ghanaian music.
Camidoh , Miss Lafamilia, Vybz Kartel And DJ Lara Fraser – Taxi Man
Outstanding Ghanaian singer Camidoh has advanced his musical career significantly by working with foreign musicians on the song “Taxi Man.” The talented Jamaican singer Vybz Kartel, the English singer Miss Lafamilia, and DJ Lara Fraser are all featured on this dancehall tune. The musicians’ ability to work together to produce a dynamic and upbeat dancehall experience is a testament to their influence and global reach. “Taxi Man” promises to be a musical journey that crosses boundaries and genres thanks to Camidoh’s melodic voice, Vybz Kartel’s distinctive style, Miss Lafamilia’s distinctive vocals, and DJ Lara Fraser’s skilled touch. Undoubtedly, fans and music lovers can’t wait to see what magic this diversified partnership will bring to the dancehall industry.
Bryan The Mensah – Detour (ALBUM)
“Detour” is a captivating 5-track EP that explores the theme of love from various angles. Bryan bravely shares his personal experiences with love, highlighting heartbreak, growth, and transformation. The EP underscores the importance of recognizing one’s worth in relationships, as seen through tracks like “Finally,” “If I Love You,” and his previously released single, “Something.”
What sets this EP apart is Bryan’s journey towards finding a profound love through his faith in Christ. The final tracks, “Deliver” and “Not Enough,” showcase his spiritual journey and how it has impacted his view on love. The EP reflects BRYAN THE MENSAH’s evolution as an artist and his profound exploration of the complexities of love.
BRYAN THE MENSAH’s last project, “Road To hastafari,” hit over a million listens with the hit R&B single, “Until I See You,” charting on several streaming platforms and becoming the fan fave. With “Detour,” he continues to impress and solidify his place as an alternative/fusion artist to watch.
If you’re a lover of music and appreciate artists who are unafraid to explore the complexities of life, then “Detour” is an EP you don’t want to miss.