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.
Yung D3mz – Tonight
Recording music artist and producer, Yung D3mz comes through again with a new number. Succeeding his previous release ‘Fever‘, the gifted singer-songwriter unlocks the all-new ‘Tonight’ housed under his impending album.
Production credits to Reezy808.
Quamina MP ft. Medikal – Kenkey Seller (Remix)
Jay Bahd – Focus
Jay Bahd is a known trailblazer behind the Asakaa genre. With a collective sense of solidarity, he together with his Kumerican colleagues added a fresh and exciting dimension to the rap music scene after they shot into visibility in 2020. Amidst all the backlash he received as a result of the highly explicit video he posted on his snapchat few months ago, Jay Bahd gritty personality aided him tread across the chaos and soldier on.
Exactly a week ago, the Life Living Record frontliner – Jay Bahd announced the release of his debut extended play dubbed ‘Return Of Okomfo Anokye’. The announcement followed with the release of another single titled ‘Y3 Y3 DOM’ featuring O’Kenneth, Skyface SDW, Reggie, Kwaku DMC, City Boy and Kawabanga, thus numbering as the second single dished off the body of work. The drill song was well received, rising to the pinnacle of most music charts on TV, Radio and online within this short period. This built a keen anticipation to the project as music consumers and critics were eager to experience Jay Bahd’s arresting swagger and sonics in sequence.
In the ‘Return Of Okomfo Anokye’, Jay Bahd fuses Trap music and Asakaa (drill) in this narrative piece recounting his hard-knock life. The extended play houses 10 songs with features like O’Kenneth, Reggie, Kwaku DMC, Sean Lifer and others.
Also known as the demon, an alter ego which is in connection with his looks, Jay Bahd encourages his peers to stay convicted to their interests and ambitions. This is one of the salient messages the ep tends to preach, using himself as an example contrasting between his now and then.
Lastly, we commend Jay Bahd for this impressive tape with a 10/10 rating from us, not neglecting it’s superb production.
Reminisce ft. Olamide – Omo X 100
Celebrated Nigerian rappers, Reminisce and Olamide join forces on a new Hip-hop song titled ‘Omo X 100’
The mid-tempo hip-hop song produced by Eskeez is a reminder to the hip-hop community that ‘Baba Hafusa’ still holds his ground when it comes to trading bars.
The rapper, who brilliantly played the role of ‘Makanaki’ in the award-winning film ‘King of the Boys,’ made it clear that he had not retired from music, but is simply testing other waters – like movies and sports.
The song features partner in crime and YBNL kingpin Olamide, who delivered his simple yet catchy hook beautifully. Sess, the producer, also rendered additional vocals that made the song crisp. ‘Omo’ is a Yoruba word which, as a street-lingua, translates into being speechless about something.
R2Bees ft. King Promise & Joeboy – Fine Wine
After a long break from the music space, Mugeez and Paedae connects two of the finest vocalist in Ghana and Nigeria, King Promise and JoeBoy respectively on this euphonious song which is their first single for the year 2021.
Lil Kesh ft. Naira Marley – Korope
YAGI Entertainment frontman, Lil Kesh makes his headline account for the year. He puts to play his lyrical dexterity with an experimental sound titled ‘Korope’ and it features Marlian Music honcho, Naira Marley
Produced by fast-rising beatmaker Magic Sticks, ‘Korope’ serves as Keshi’s first official single for the year, a follow-up to his highly praised ‘Ecstasy’ EP.
Reggie ft. Pappy Kojo, O’Kenneth, Skyface SDW, Kawabanga & Jay Bahd – Akata Gang Gang
Life Living Records Ltd drill rapper – Reggie finally outdoors his much anticipated EP mixtape album tagged ‘2 Times A Guy‘.
Reggie who is a core member of the Asakaa genre and a frontier of the Kumerican drill anthem showcases his lyrical dexterity on this body of work which features Sean Lifer, Pappy Kojo, O’Kenneth, Skyface SDW, Kawabanga, Jay Bahd and more.
‘2 Times a Guy’ is a 7-track strictly Hip-hop project from the ‘Geng Geng‘ hitmaker, Reggie.
Zinoleesky – Naira Marley
Marlian Music singer, Zinoleesky continues to impress music fans with yet another party cracker titled after his label head ‘Naira Marley’.
Produced by Niphkeys and mixed/mastered by Spirit Mix, the Afro-fused song is a lovely bop with mesmerizing overtunes listeners will definitely vibe to.
‘Naira Marley’ is the follow-up to his previous single, ‘Kiloshe Remix,’ which featured heavyweight Nigerian singer, Mayorkun, and Busiswa, a South African songstress.
KiDi ft. Joey B – Send Me Nudes
Ghanaian singer-songwriter and producer, KiDi outdoors his sophomore full-length studio project dubbed ‘The Golden Boy’. Following the success of his preceding single ‘Touch It’, Sugar Daddy as he’s fondly also referred to as presents a 14 track-listing romantic novel with collaborations like Patoranking , Kuami Eugene and Joey B.
Currently signed to three different label namely Lynx Entertainment, MadeInENY and EMPIRE, the 27 year old singer is amongst the new avant-garde of Ghanaian hitmakers, who are all remodeling the game and are playing by rules written by them, changing the status quo of what kind of music to expect these days.
One unconventional thing we don’t really catch sight of in the Ghanaian music scene is an artist’s entire album resonating with the listener without a trick of attention or extra promotional efforts. This is KiDi’s stratagem with studio projects as demonstrated in his debut album ‘Sugar’ and his Blue EP.
After dominating the airwaves with ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Touch It’ both on the album, ‘The Golden Boy’ dropped at the right time to cement his position in our heart and ears. With a proven track record of releasing mesmerizing bops, KiDi’s sophomore album is no different as listeners are promised nothing but a guaranteed entertaining sonical trip.
Nasty C – Jack
South African music star, Nasty C unlocks a brand new song and video, “Jack,” which was also featured on Def Jam’s Here Comes The Break podcast.
Jack follows Nasty’s previous single ‘Best I Ever Had’ which reestablished himself as one of the most versatile MCs in the game.