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.
Kuami Eugene – Dollar On You
Ghanaian serial hit-making machine, Kuami Eugene serves us his first official single of the year after collaborating with the likes of Okyeame Kwame on Yeeko, Kweku Flick on No Sleeping and Kwame Yogot on Bibi Be Si to give us top hits.
He continues his winning streak with this irresistible mellifluous bop titled ‘Dollar On You’ , co-produced by DJ Vyrusky and Kuami Eugene.
Kimilist ft Kwame Yesu & Yaw Tog – Sika
If there’s anything as people we can never stop wanting, pushing for or loving, it is money. For one thing or the other money is involved in everything we do. While others seem to get it easily, others have to go the extra mile for it. It is on this same money subject that Ghanaian musician Kimilist signed to Mimlife Records draws inspiration for his first Single of the year.
Titled “Sika” which is Twi for Money, the song features Yaw Tog and Rebo Tribe’s Kwame Yesu. This song adds up to the rappers impressive discography which had a boost last year with his song “Kyer3” featuring Medikal and Kwame Yesu.
Kimilist shares his experience of constantly searching for money. Just like every other young person, money is the one thing that makes living easier and comfortable. However, making money does not come easy as one would think. The trio take turns to express their own experiences on the quest if securing the bag.
“You keep on working and working but you never seem to get enough. It gets harder when you have to loose sleep all because you want to get some greens to make life better for you and your family.” – Kimilist
The song is produced by Iyke Parker and mixed and mastered by Nixieofficivl.
Adekunle Gold – It Is What It Is
Prolific Nigerian singer and songwriter, Adekunle Gold returns to the music scene with a song he titles ‘It Is What It Is.’
‘It Is What It Is’ registers as Adekunle’s debut single for 2021, a follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Afropop Vol. 1.’
The record was co-produced by talented beatmakers Kali and Blaise Beatz, strings by Joko Magic.
Phronesis – Ateka
KNUST student and reggae/dancehall/afro fusion artiste, Phronesis has released a two track project titled “Phro Day”. The project he calls a Single Pack is to mark the celebration of a new year being added to his age.
In his usual show of versatility, the project has two distinct songs: “Ateka” and “Mulla”.
“Mulla” does justice to the young artiste’s vocals as he earnestly sings about the one thing we all love and crave: money and on “Ateka”, he winds over the beat, singing about disappointment and betrayal over an upbeat Afrobeats production that should have anyone singing along and dancing in no time.
Both singles… “Mulla” produced and mastered by Psyko and “Ateka” produced by Sadi Day and mastered by Webzy…are a testament to the young artiste’s talent and determination to succeed in the music scene. “Phro Day” comes months after the release of his debut EP, “Evergreen”
Listen to ‘Ateka’ below.
Kelyn Boy ft Joey B & Kwesi Arthur – Visa (Remix)
Ghanaian singer and performer, Kelvyn Boy registers his first official single of 2021. He recruits his Ghanaian Afrobeat/Afropop artist, Joey B and award-winning Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur for the remix of his song ‘Visa’.
The original version of Visa is housed under the acclaimed ‘Blackstar’ album.
Production credits to Liquidbeatz.
Yung6ix ft. Suji – All I Need
Yung6ix is one of Africa’s pen game experts with an exceptional music composition prowess. The Nigerian Hip-hop rapper returns from a brief hiatus with a brand new single dubbed, ‘All I Need’ featuring Suji.
Following the reviews that trailed his last project “Introduction To TrapFro,” the rapper reaffirms himself as a force in the rap scene with this new stomping Hip-hop record.
The song titled “All I Need” features Suji with 6ix delivering some hard-hitting bars on the record. This is the first single off the sequel to his debut offering “Green Light Green” mixtape that truly announced 6ix to the world.
Kiddominant (KDDO) ft Davido – Beamer Body
Highly prolific Nigerian music producer, KDDO (formerly Kiddominant) finally outdoors long-teased new record titled ‘Beamer Body’ which features Nigerian music superstar , Davido.
“Beamer Body” apparently serves as the lead single off his forthcoming debut EP project dubbed ‘Too Late Too Lit’, which is now available for pre-order/pre-save on music streaming platforms.
The EP has been designed to be a feel-good body of work for the fans and we probably have the pandemic to thank for catalysing KDDO’s efforts to drop.
Production credits to Kiddominant himself.
Laycon ft. Teni – Want You Back
At the start 2020, Lagos rapper Laycon only had one single to his name, the bouncy anthem “Fierce”, released shortly after he signed to indie label Fierce Nation Entertainment. By the end of the year, his name was on everyone’s lips after he won the fifth season of Nigeria’s widely viewed television show Big Brother. His 2020 release Who Is Laycon? went viral during his time on television; with …Shall We Begin…, the singer showcases more of his stellar wordplay and enviable flow.
He paints a vivid picture of his experiences, at one moment boasting about his success on the Mayorkun-assisted “Verified”, then raunchily talking about his sexual exploits on “Bam Bam” and rapping about the thrill of the good life on “Jeje” before quipping about his consistent longing for a muse on “Fall for Me”, featuring YKB. There’s a side of Laycon for every listener, as he expertly displays his master shape-shifting skills and adeptly straddles the line between skilled hip-hop lyricist and Afropop polymath.
‘Want You Back’ is the ninth track off the album and it features Teni.