10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week’ is a 10 track-listing playlist highlighting the best of songs released over the past few days from Africa and the Carribeans (Jamaica). Follow and like our playlists on Audiomack , Spotify & Apple Music for weekly updates.
Zlatan ft Oberz, Frescool, Oladips, Kabex & TROD – Lagos Anthem (Remix)
The highly anticipated remix of Zlatan’s ‘Lagos Anthem’ is finally here. The Zanku Records kingpin drop snippets of the visual treatment to this song on his social media timelines which had everybody gassed up for the record. Zlatan recruits Oberz, Frescool, Oladips, Kabex and TROD for the remix of this P.Priime produced song.
Not much of a change from the original, the remix has ticks of Amapiano tones in it which makes it more fun to listen to.
O’Kenneth ft Reggie & City Boy – Agyeiwaa
In August 2020, Ghanaian rap prospect under the imprint of Life Living Records, O’Kenneth dropped ‘Straight Outta Kumerica’, a collaborative EP with work fellow, Reggie Osei. The 6-track EP benefits from the sonic expansion of the wider drill scene, allowing O’Kenneth to showcase his musical prowess. String-led opener ‘Abasakoom’ is akin to buttery smooth trap, while ‘Ya Parke’ and ‘Ain’t Shid’ draws from cinematic Brooklyn cuts. ‘M.O.B’ is London winter-cold, full of funereal keys and dark bass.
Following the success of the extended play, the raspy-toned rapper grabbed the most attention with his verses on the posse cuts ‘Akatafoc’ and ‘Sore’ which went viral earning co-signs on social media from Virgil Abloh and Vic Mensa.
O’Kenneth unlocks his debut number of the year titled ‘Agyeiwaa’ featuring Reggie and City Boy. The trio fuse English and Twi melodies switching between straight-talking bars and sung verses, which brings a luxurious texture to the sound as they perform a ballad of a girl called ‘Agyeiwaa’, daughter of a wealthy but strict dad. Agyeiwaa is in love with a scallywag nobbut her dad is an impediment to her love life. Get the whole story by taking a listen.
Larruso – Poisonous
Larruso is building a solid reputation for himself in the Dancehall fraternity in Ghana beyond. Every new release from the young champ emanates a refined sound signifying his improvement with the music skill.
Larruso talks resilience, jealously and bravery in his latest single titled ‘Poisonous,’ a precursor to his first single of the year ‘Ego’.
Ruger – Monalisa
Newly signed Jonzing World recording music artist, Michael Adebayo popular known as Ruger releases his debut studio project dubbed ‘Pandemic’ , a follow up to his two already released singles titled ‘One Shirt’ and ‘Ruger.’ The highly talented artiste goes solo on the new project which houses 6 impressive tracks, packaged and served for your listening pleasure.
Pappy Kojo – Believe ft Sarkodie & Kwesi Arthur
‘Logos II’ has finally arrived. The long-awaited debut album by Ghanaian rapper , Pappy Kojo is a 15 track-listing impressive body of work which conceals Pappy Kojo’s funny persona exhibited on social media.
Featuring a star-studded list of musicians in Ghana , Nigeria, South African and Australia, Pappy Kojo steps out of his comfort zone, parading through atypical melodies and converting them into perfect harmonies.
‘Believe’ is the 12th song off the tape and it features prominent Ghanaian rappers, Sarkodie and Kwesi Arthur.
Ice Prince – Kolo ft Oxlade
Nigerian rapper Ice Prince has released a brand new single titled, “Kolo” featuring talented singer, Oxlade.
“Kolo” is Ice Prince‘s first official single for the year, a follow-up to “Make Up Your Mind” which features Tekno.
Skillz 8Figure ft Oxlade – Make Sense
Fresh off his Tiffany Calver-stamped debut EP, Gangster Luv, Skillz 8Figure had to put things on pause because of the pandemic. It was during that time while experiencing issues in his personal relationships that his latest project After Dark was born. The EP showcases the musical versatility of Skillz 8Figure, taking influences from his Ghanaian and Sierra Leonean roots and blending them with afrobeats and highlife creating a breezy genre he describes as “coastal music”.
Etana – Proppa ft. Stonebwoy
Jamaican Reggae songstress, Etana recruits BET Award winner – Stonebwoy on her first song of the year dubbed ‘Proppa’.
The silky vocals singer serves us a melodious sing-along chorus whiles Stonebwoy spits his lyrical venom to compliment it.
Myx Quest ft Kelvyn Boy, Efya & Camidoh – Catchy Catchy
Myx Quest was one of the contributors on the Kelvyn Boy’s album and has a lot of productions to his credit. Kindly Stream and Download his new single, ‘Catchy Catchy’ below. Enjoy!
There you have it! 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week.