’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).
Gyakie – Forever
Taken off her groundbreaking EP ”SEED”, talented Ghanaian singer-songwriter, Gyakie honours the release with a brand new video for ‘Forever’, the second track off the EP. Produced by Kros, ‘Forever’ is a song where Gyakie reassures her lover of her feelings and loyalty.
Directed by Steven Asamoah, the video sees Gyakie and her love interest in different shots throughout the house, enjoying one another’s company. All in all, complimenting the theme of the song. Gyakie’s five (5) track EP is rife with different sounds that merely give you a taste of what she is capable of and what to expect on her journey, which has only just begun.
Wendy Shay – Odo ft. KelvynBoy (Prod. by Genius Selection)
‘Odo’ is the perfect love jam with a soothing afro-fusion rhythm produced by Genius Selection.
Twitch – Chaskele
Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Twitch of Ground Up Chale mixes elements of Afrobeats, RnB, and Pop to produce a sound he refers to as Coastal Music for his debut offering, ‘Lost’.
Centered around the theme of “love”, Twitch shared: “It’s been a long time in the making. A lot of effort went into the music in this project. I wrote each song to capture the emotions I feel and hopefully leave a piece of me with every verse.”
Twitch adds: “This EP is about a journey, one about a young boy lost in love! Sing along and walk with me.”
‘Chaskele’ is one of the highly potent songs taken off ‘The Lost EP’.
Peruzzi – Lagbaja
Davido Music Worldwide recording music artist – Peruzzi returns to the music scene with a short hiatus. Peruzzi announced his comeback with a new song.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Peruzzi aka the Huncho of Gaza, has released a new single titled ‘Lagbaja,’ with an accompanying befitting video.
Produced by Vstix, ‘Lagbaja’ serves as a follow-up to his previous single, ‘Cinnati Love.’ The video was shot and chopped by the highly creative Naya.
Boj ft. Davido & Mr. Eazi – Abracadabra
Moves Recordings’ music act, Boj has released a brand new single dubbed, ‘Abracadabra’ featuring African superstars, Davido and Mr Eazi.
‘Abracadabra’ serves as Boj’s second solo record for the year and it comes after the release of his previous single tagged ‘Assignment.’
Tiwa Savage – Koroba
Universal Music Group signee – Tiwa Savage releases her second 2020 single. Koroba will be Tiwa Savage’s second solo single since the announcement of her upcoming album, Celia, which she promised to drop in August, with the first being Dangerous love that already has two remixes in different sounds.
‘Koroba’ is a potential hit song produced by London.
Freda Rhymz – Saucy ft. Sista Afia
Few days after settling their differences, Freda Rhymz teams up with Sista Afia on her new song titled ‘Saucy’.
You definitely know another afrobeat street anthem has been cooked when rap meets singing. Production credit to Mix Master Garzy.
The Big Hash – High School ft. Kwesta
South African rapper; The Big Hash drops the new jam of the year titled High School. The Big Hash linked up another endowed SA hip-hop artiste, Kwesta on a song he called “High School”.
High School features Kwesta, a South African rapper and songwriter. He recently released his album titled 2 Skeif. This is a big one from the Njandini star as he adds more jam to the latest from The Big Hash.
The Big Hash continues his spree by dropping a new single titled High School.
Kuami Eugene – Open Gate
Lynx Entertainment wonderkid, Kuami Eugene finally drops his much anticipated single tagge, ‘Open Gate’.
‘Open Gate’ is a fast-tempo afrobeat song and is also the lead single of Kuami Eugene’s ‘Son of Africa‘ Album. This song was produced by WillisBeatz.
Kwamz – What Is This?
Following the successful release of ‘Again’ featuring SONA, Official UK Afrobeat chart featured artist, Kwamz continues his 2020 takeover with his brand-new single ‘What is This?‘ ahead of his forthcoming highly anticipated EP set for release this Autumn.
Produced by Kwamz himself, ‘What is This?’ is a summer anthem that denotes a day in the life of a guy pursuing his significant love interest during these testing times, so she can have a good time and leave all the bad energy behind.
For ‘What is This?’ Kwamz combines witty lyricism, melodic synths, over an up-tempo beat. Encouraging listeners to get more acquainted with him as he shares his testimony of perseverance, whilst offering a unique perspective on the trending Afro-Pop sound.
He is one of the most promising talents to emerge from the UK Afrobeat scene of late, delivering a run of singles that have influenced the growth in his popularity such as ‘Lights On’, ‘Again’ and more recently ‘Dance With The Kings‘ featuring Mista Silva, Flava and A-Star.
Kwamz’s foothold in the UK has opened his reach, making way for him to receive support from a variety of mainstream platforms such as; Westside Radio, The Beat 1036 FM London, BBC 1XTRA and BBC 1XTRA Afrobeat podcast.
If ‘What is This?’ is anything to go by, we can only expect phenomenal things from Kwamz going forward as he hones in on his craft and positions himself accordingly to leave a striking impact on the UK Afrobeat scene.
There you have it! 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week