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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DJ FiiFii ft. Quamina MP & Larruso – My Lover
Renowned UK-based Ghanaian disc jockey, DJ FiiFii, has been a tireless advocate for Afrobeats, especially Ghanaian music, in the UK. His influential work in promoting Ghanaian music across borders has yielded numerous successful collaborations. Now, he’s back with another compelling project featuring two of Ghana’s hottest musical talents, Quamina Mp and Larruso.
Samini – Good Vibes
Acclaimed reggae and dancehall musician Samini is gearing up for the release of his brand new single titled “Good Vibes” on October 13th! “Good Vibes” exudes a cheerful, foot-tapping, and dance-friendly vibe, serving as a guiding light for Samini’s next career phase following his completion of degree studies. It’s a reaffirmation of his dedication to crafting exceptional music.
The song begins with an escalating intro, transitioning into a captivating blend of guitars and drums, driven by harmonious chords and bass lines that infuse elements of the amapiano rhythm. “Good Vibes” essentially celebrates the essence of women, highlighting the qualities that make a man appreciate his partner.
This upcoming release was meticulously produced by JMJ and is set to hit the airwaves on October 13th. Samini has planned various promotional activities leading up to the 3rd edition of the Samini Xperience Concert in December, ensuring that ‘Good Vibes’ leaves a lasting impact on his fans and the music scene as a whole.
Shallipopi – Things On Things
Nigerian singer-songwriter Shallipopi also known as the “Pluto Presido,” astonished her audience by releasing two singles at once. “Things on Things” and “Oscroh (Pepperline),” two of his most recent songs, are examples of his musical talent and effectively reflect the sound of modern Nigerian music.
“Things on Things” exudes confidence as Shallipopi boldly praises himself with lyrics like “When I fall in, squad dey co-ordinate.” The song’s captivating music video, directed by George Guise, adds a visual dimension to the track, enriching the storytelling.
Following suit, “Oscroh (Pepperline)” celebrates a lavish lifestyle and offers a window into Shallipopi’s beautiful and prosperous world. Shallipopi’s presence in the music business is reaffirmed by these tracks, which also solidify him as a major player.
Kuami Eugene – Love & Chaos (Album)
Ghanaian music sensation Kuami Eugene has delivered on his promise to music fans by releasing his highly awaited third studio album, ‘Love & Chaos.’ This outstanding album, which includes thirteen exciting songs, not only shows off Kuami Eugene’s musical brilliance but also notable international collaborations with musicians such as Rotimi, Guchi, Magixx, Weezy, and Backroad Gee.
Before the album was officially released, Kuami Eugene enticed his fans with two outstanding songs, “Cryptocurrency” with Rotimi and “Fate.” These two tracks, which are both from the album “Love & Chaos,” are now incredibly well-known.
This album is no exception to Kuami Eugene’s painstaking approach to music, which is well recognized. His dedication to producing a well-planned, excellent undertaking that transcends musical borders is made clear by “Love & Chaos.”
This is a must-listen!!!
Medikal – Planning & Plotting (Album)
The wait is finally over for music enthusiasts and fans of Ghanaian rapper Medikal. His highly anticipated album, ‘Planning & Plotting,’ is now available for the world to enjoy.
For this album, Medikal, who is renowned for his skill with words and engaging storytelling, has gone above and beyond. The 14-track ‘Planning & Plotting’ promises to provide a varied and dynamic listening experience thanks to a variety of fascinating collaborators, including Mayorkun, Sarkodie, Headie One, Shatta Wale, Ofori Amponsah, and more.
As listeners delve into ‘Planning & Plotting,’ they will discover an album carefully tailored to suit a diverse range of musical preferences.
Wurld – Sarafina
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Wurld, has given fans a taste of what’s to come in his forthcoming EP, ‘Don’t Get Used To This,’ with the release of his latest single, ‘Sarafina.’ In this sultry track, Wurld passionately expresses his feelings for his lover.
DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy – Mumu
Ahead of the much awaited Greatness Republik Rave in just a few weeks , renowned DJ Neptune and extraordinarily talented singer-songwriter Joeboy have teamed up once more to create the engaging and innovative track Mumu.
This musical comeback serves as an affirmation of their extraordinary collaboration, which produced several number-one hits, most notably Nobody. Nobody dominated the music landscape in 2020, racking up hundreds of millions of streams and winning multiple awards, including the renowned Best Pop Single Headies award. The song’s success also gave rise to a large number of regional and international remixes, further solidifying its appeal on a global scale.
Ladipoe – Shut It Down
Hip-hop’s comeback in the Nigerian music scene has been receiving a lot of attention thanks to the outstanding contributions of musicians like Odumodublvck, Blaqbonez, and Ladipoe. Ladipoe, who is well known for his skill as a lyricist, has contributed significantly to this hip-hop rebirth with his consistent and significant releases over the years. His dedication to the genre is unshakable, and with the release of his most recent track, “Shut It Down,” he is continuing to grow his discography.
Mayorkun – Lowkey
Nigerian singer-songwriter Mayorkun has once more thrilled the music world with the release of his newest song, Lowkey, which is his latest musical offering. Following closely on the footsteps of his previously released single, For Daddy, Mayorkun’s second musical release in 2023 is the enthralling song, which is created by the talented beatmaker Larry Lanes.
Darkovibes – ButIFly (Album)
It’s an exhilarating time for music lovers as Ghanaian Afro-fusion sensation Darkovibes unveils his highly-anticipated sophomore album, ‘ButiFly’ following the success of the precursory long-length project ‘Kpanlogo’ released in 2020. After months of eager anticipation, this musical masterpiece is finally here, and it’s nothing short of spectacular.
‘ButiFly’ is a seven-track album that brings together an ensemble of stars. Darkovibes collaborates with an impressive lineup of artists, including Wizkid, Davido, King Promise, M.anifest, Not3s, Omar Sterling, Jupitar, and Oxlade.
Speaking about the album, Darkovibes shared his inspiration, saying, “Many times I feel like I can’t fly, like I’ll never make it or ever be a better man like a better version of myself BUTiFLY above it all some way some how I don’t even know how but I am inspired and I want to share that with my family.”
‘ButiFly’ is more than just an album; it’s a meticulously crafted musical journey. Darkovibes has paid keen attention to the arrangement of the songs, creating an experience that leaves listeners eagerly anticipating what comes next. Each track seamlessly flows into the next, taking the audience on a captivating sonic adventure.
What truly sets ‘ButiFly’ apart is how perfectly the featured artists align with the themes of each song. Their contributions resonate effortlessly with the listener, enhancing the emotional impact of the album. Darkovibes has masterfully curated this project, ensuring that every element, from lyrics to melodies, fits harmoniously.
This album isn’t only for one listen; it has a lot of replay value. ‘ButiFly’ reveals fresh layers of depth and meaning with each performance. It lives up to the enormous expectation and buzz that accompanied its release.If you’re looking for an album with both musical creativity and emotional impact, ‘ButiFly’ is well worth the hype.