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.
Teni – Dorime
Nigerian singer-songwriter under the imprint of Dr. Dolor Entertainment, Teni has revealed a new solo effort titled ‘Dorime’.
The word ‘Dorime’ originates from Nigeria, a popular lingo frequently used in Night clubs.
Produced by fast-rising beatmaker Damayo, ‘Dorime’ serves as Teni’s first official single for 2021. It is a follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut album, ‘Wondaland.’
Falz – Mercy
Multifaceted Nigerian rapper and actor, Falz days after dropping a snippet of his impending new release has finally released the full-length version.
Titled ‘Mercy’, Falz links up with his long-time friend and collaborator Sess The Prblem Kid to create this sublime tune. This registers as Falz’s third single for the year and it follows the release of ‘Squander’ remix which features Niniola, Kamo Mphela, Mpura and Sayfar.
Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan
Rising Nigerian singer-songwriter, Ayra Starr shows her true mettle in a new sublime single titled ‘Bloody Samaritan’.
Gearing up for the release of her debut album ’19 & Dangerous’, The 19-year old multifaceted creative is giving listeners a hint of what to expect on the project with the release of ‘Bloody Samaritan’
Produced by the talented Nigerian beatmaker London, ‘Bloody Samaritan’ is a fast-paced afro-fusion tune that will no doubt peak your interest as soon as the beat drops with London’s signage signing you on board to the sonical trip ahead.
Lastly, ‘Bloody Samaritan’ theme revolves around good vibes, positivity, and good energy.
Skepta ft. Teezee & Kid Cudi – Peace Of Mind
British-Nigerian rapper Skepta has released a new extended play titled ‘All in’ featuring native Nigerian counterpart Nigerian musician Teezee and others.
The EP ‘All In’, a 5-track hip-hop project which also features American singer and producer Kid Kudi and Colombian singer J.Balvin, is a follow up to Skepta’s last album, ‘Ignorance is Bliss’, which was released in 2019.
The EP comes only a few weeks after Skepta announced he will be retiring from the music scene after British-producer Jae5’s tune ‘Dimension’, which featured the rapper and Nigerian wonderkid Rema. Big Smoke had stated that he would add one more song to Dimension before retiring from the game. He also said that he had “stopped recording” for 2021.
However, the rapper is back with a new project to his fans’ delight, an EP produced and engineered by London-based Joshua Faulkner.
Sarkodie ft. Cassper Nyovest – Married To The Game
Sarkcess Music leader – Sarkodie finally drops his much anticipated studio album titled ‘No Pressure’.
Sarkodie aims high with this project which is a mix of highlife, gospel, hip-hop and other genres.
On the 6th track, Sarkodie links up with South African heavyweight rapper, Cassper Nyovest to trade rap verses.
Production credits to Altranova.
Lady Donli ft. Shae Universe & Sugarbana – Put In On
One of Nigeria’s fast-rising alternative singers, Lady Donli makes a returns to the music scene as she premieres her new 6 tracklist studio project dubbed ‘Wild’.
Lady Donli, announcing her previous release ‘Searching’, she did mention her sudden absence in the music space. Following that, she dishes out a 6-track project which weaves poignant stories about love, life, becoming, and sex over euphoric soundscapes.
‘Wild’, released today on the 30th of July 2021, is built on groovy R & B, moody Afropop, and electric reggae to show Lady Donli’s versatility as an artiste.
Victor AD ft. Mr. Eazi – Black
Victor Ad teams up with fellow Nigerian musician, Mr Eazi on this afro-pop banger titled ‘Black’.
Victony ft. Tredax – Unfamiliar Realms
Rising Nigerian wunderkid Anthony Victor, widely known as Victony returns from hiatus with a two in one musical project dubbed ‘Dark Times’ after weeks in the hospital.
Victony was recently involved in a near-death car accident which claimed a life but luckily her survived after a successful surgery.
The two-in-one track houses tracks like ‘Pray’ and ‘Unfamiliar Realms’, which featured Tredax. The Project was produced by Victony’s familiar face, Hoodini.
WES7AR 22 – Alcoholic
WES7AR 22’s new release delivers an ambience guaranteed to get the nightlife buzzing with non-stop excitement.
‘Alcoholic’ slots in as WES7AR 22’s second release of the year and is already poised to be the weekend’s new hero. He enlists three producers; 4PLAY, Console Chronikz and Tokyo, to produce this smooth-sounding track which celebrates his for alcohol in profound amusement of course.
There’s a lot of sweet vocals to convey the intoxicating feel on offer. But there’s a catch, the ‘Holy Water’ crooner accompanies his new single with a conscious video that has him promote the song as well as advice: ‘’Alcoholic, but drink responsibly though. BOOM!’’.