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).
King Perryy ft. Shatta Wale & Runtown – Denge II
Following the release of his original song “Denge II” featuring 1da Banton on his 2023 EP “Continental Playlist”, King Perryy has released a new remix of the song featuring two seasoned musical maestros: Nigeria’s Runtown and Ghana’s Shatta Wale.
The new remix is a remarkable transformation of the original dancehall track, with Runtown and Shatta Wale adding their own lyrical prowess and unique flavors to the mix. Their verses on “Denge II” are not just a mere addition, but a powerful elevation of the song’s energy and charisma, promising listeners an amazing musical experience.
The song is deeply rooted in the vibrant genre of dancehall music, and the remix takes it to a whole new level. With its catchy melody, infectious beats, and powerful vocals, “Denge II” is sure to be a hit with fans of dancehall and Afrobeats alike.
Tripcy – Unbelievable
Unbelievable,” the latest sensation by Ghanaian “Freeway” hitmaker, Tripcy, unveils a riveting tale of resilience and victory in the face of adversity. Originating from a heart-stopping incident in Namibia, where the artist and his entourage narrowly evaded a robbery, this track encapsulates the unyielding human spirit and the steadfast belief in God’s love and protection.
Laced with contemporary African rhythms and empowering verses. Tripcy starts his 1st verse by comparing himself to international acclaimed luminary, Nelson Mandela, who survived many tribulations to come out celebrated by the world.
The chorus reverberates with an unwavering faith in the artist’s abilities, mirroring the resolute spirit of God. lyrics such as “The way my blessings coming…unbelievable” convey profound gratitude for newfound abundance, underscoring the artist’s unwavering self assurance.
This track transcends music, standing as a confession of hope and faith in the face of adversity. Its compelling narrative and infectious rhythm make it a crucial addition to your daily playlist.
Tripcy found success when his single “Freeway” got a co-sign from Nigerian Afro-pop star, Davido, resulting in a remix featuring the latter. Tripcy has gone on to perform on stages such as Afrofuture (Afrochella) festival, and has toured with Stonebwoy across USA. He is amongst the next generation of Afropop artistes to look out for in West-Africa.
Fave ft. Dope Caesar And Ajebo Hustlers – Pop Sermon
Nigeria’s music scene is about to witness a seismic shift with the release of “Pop Sermon,” a highly-anticipated track that brings together the incredible talents of Nigerian singer and songwriter, Fave, renowned DJ Dope Ceasar, and the magnificent music duo, Ajebo Hustlers.
For good cause, the partnership is already making a stir among music fans and industry experts alike. Fave, noted for her distinct style and impassioned lyrics, adds her own flavor to every project she works on. DJ Dope Ceasar, on the other hand, is a well-known personality in Nigeria’s music industry, noted for his remarkable mixing abilities and ability to keep any crowd grooving. The dynamic combination of Knowledge and Piego, Ajebo Hustlers, have constantly delivered song after success, cementing their place as one of Nigeria’s best musical artists.
Niniola – Komiyo
Queen Of Afro-House, Niniola has returned with a new single called “Komiyo.” This time, she teams up with producers DJ Shawn and Godomar to create a song customized to suit the listening preferences of music lovers.
“Komiyo” is Niniola’s third official single of the year, and it follows the previously released “All Eyes on Me.” With each release, Niniola demonstrates her commitment to delivering fresh and innovative sounds. In “Komiyo,” she takes a story of appreciation and a journey from grass to grace and transforms it into a vibrant and infectious club anthem.
Guiltybeatz ft. Ladipoe And Nesta – All In
Acclaimed Ghanaian producer GuiltyBeatz has released a new Afropop song titled “All In.” After co-producing Tems’ single “Me & U,” the award-winning producer has dropped this new track to build on the buzz. He teams up with Nigerian rapper Ladipoe and singer Nesta for this impressive new single.
Medikal ft. Mayorkun – Balenciaga
As the release of his much-anticipated album ‘Planning and Plotting’ draws near, the award-winning Ghanaian rapper Medikal has gifted fans a tantalizing preview of what’s in store. He drops a scintillating track titled ‘Balenciaga,’ featuring the Nigerian hitmaker extraordinaire, Mayorkun, and it’s nothing short of a banger.
ODUMODUBLVCK – Eziokwu (ALBUM)
ODUMODUBLVCK is nothing if not candid. In the less-than-a-year period since he signed to NATIVE Records, the Abuja-based rapper has staged a coup on mainstream Nigerian pop thanks to the stream-of-consciousness raps and charismatic persona that made him an underground icon. A subversive sound that combines elements of hip-hop, neo-R&B and highlife to create his signature Okporoko music has also played a role, and quickly made the singer (born Tochukwu Ojogwu) a muse.
Songs like “PICANTO”, “DECLAN RICE” and “Oganigwe” [his 2023 collaboration with Zlatan] have propped up his profile and functioned as a snapshot into the heart and mind of ODUMODUBLVCK—and his adopted city by extension. On his mixtape EZIOKWU, a word in his native Igbo language which translates to “truth”, the artist expands on his identity and worldview.
Across the project’s 14 songs, ODUMODUBLVCK playfully expands his Okporoko sound and remains faithful to himself, his convictions and his community in word and action. The Reeplay-featuring “SAINT OBI” is a booming hip-hop collab that taps into the pulse and bounce of Nigeria’s capital city. At the same time “MC OLUOMO” is cut from the same defiant streak that birthed his viral single, “DECLAN RICE”.
In other parts of EZIOKWU, ODUMODUBLVCK is reflecting on where he has come from and what dreams still lie ahead of him, as he does in tandem with fellow pop rap star, Blaqbonez, on “TESLA BOY”. His love for women also plays a central role on the album. PsychoYP and Teezee join the rapper for an ode to money and the art of stripping on “STRIPPERS ANTHEM” and he gleefully shares positive feedback from a partner after an intimate session on “COMMEND”. T
aken together with wispy, emotive tracks—like the Amaarae-featuring “KUBOLOR”, and “BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR”, which unites the artist with Wale and Bloody Civilian—EZIOKWU offers a glimpse into the mind of a star trying to stay true to himself.
Spyro – Only Fine Girl
Nigerian music sensation Spyro is back in the spotlight with his scintillating new single, ‘Only Fine Girl.’ Fresh off his dual victories at the Headies and Afrimma award ceremonies, where he clinched the coveted “Best Collaboration” title for his hit track ‘Who’s Your Guy,’ Spyro is once again ready to enchant his fans with this latest musical offering.
The lead single off Spyro’s upcoming EP, ‘Next Rated,’ ‘Only Fine Girl,’ is a tribute to his creative prowess. The song is a wonderful blend of hypnotic rhythms, enticing melodies, and profound lyrical profundity. Listeners immersed in this track embark on a lively auditory trip that surpasses the commonplace, leaving an unforgettable impact on their musical perceptions.
JZyNo ft. Camidoh – Eyes On You
Liberian singer and songwriter, Jzyno has finally released his eagerly awaited new single, “Eyes On Me,” following the massive success of his previous single, “Butta My Bread,” which featured Ghanaian singer and songwriter Lasmid. Jzyno’s latest hit is just as good as his last. He teams up with Camidoh, a versatile Ghanaian musician, for “Eyes On Me,” which was produced by Gigz Beatz. The collaboration is excellent, with both acts delivering impressive verses.
Jay Bahd ft. Skyface SDW & Kwaku DMC – Masesa
After the resounding success of his previous single ‘Odo,’ the face of Asakaa, Jay Bahd, is back to set the music scene ablaze with another scintillating track. This time, he brings us the vibrant Afropop banger ‘Masesa,’ and he’s joined by his label mates Skyface SDW and Kwaku DMC to deliver what could be the next street anthem.