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.
Bella Shmurda ft. Popcaan – So Cold
In his latest music release, Nigerian singer-songwriter Bella Shmurda is looking at expanding his territory with the help of award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist, Popcaan.
Bella Shmurda and Popcaan connect for the Afrobeat song titled ‘So Cold’ and it follows the release of the visuals for ‘Far Away’ housed under Bella’s ‘High Tension 2.0’.
This huge collaboration is a step in the right direction and a clear indication of Bella Shmurda’s position as one of the current exporters of the Afrobeat genre.
P. Montana ft. Darkovibes – Bad
P.Montana is known as the forefather of the UK Afrobeats scene, as he is apart of The Official UK Afrobeats Chart Show with Eddie Kadi, Shopsy Doo and Danai Mavunga. Along with hosting the most popular Afrobeats music platform GHB2B – showcasing Afrobeats worldwide with an average weekly audience of over 3000 people on YouTube and MixCloud. This platform has featured the likes of Juls, DJ Neptizzle, Ramz, Afro B, DJ Tiiny (Stormzy’s Official DJ), YBE (J Hus’ Official DJ’s) Priscilla Anyabu (Love Island) plus more.
P. Montana has been on the Amapiano radar for sometime now with the tune ‘Fuego’ which features two of Ghana’s rising music acts, Camidoh and Twitch 4Eva. In his endeavour to achieve more success, P. Montana follows through with a long format studio project titled ‘Nsuo (The Mixtape)’, an Akan word which translates to ‘Water’ in literal terms.
The extended play incorporates fourteen songs and features the likes of Dun D, Kofi Jamar, Suspect OTB, Talaat Yarky, Quamina Mp, Twitch 4EVA, Camidoh, Bisa Kdei, GHB2B, W1zzy, Br3nya, WhoElse, Amartey, Tripcy, Mega EJ, King Promise, Eugy, He3b, Gabzy, Skillz 8figure, Tomi Agape and DarkoVibes.
Listen to ‘Bad’ below.
Blaq Jerzee ft. Joeboy – Summer Bounce
‘Summer Bounce’ is an energetic Summer-worthy release by Blaq Jerzee which incorporates a dynamic mix of influences from the continent and the Caribbean.
Self-produced, Blaq Jerzee calls on Nigerian singer-songwriter, Joeboy to lay a well-deserving verse to compliment the hook.
‘Summer Bounce’ is perfect merger of voices and without doubt, a certified anthem for the summer.
Cina Soul ft. KiDi – Feelings
The Ghanaian singer-songwriter has official released the full length audio for her earlier announced debut single for the year titled ‘Feelings’. Featuring Lynx Entertainment’s ‘Golden Boy’ KiDi, the duo communicate their feelings for each other by trading cloying verses in this super sweet ballad.
Kidi and Cina Soul have collectively worked on songs like ‘Say You Love Me’ housed under Kidi’s Sugar album and Baddo, off Cina’s Metanoia extended play. Their team up gets better with every release and ‘Feelings’ is not an exception.
Produced by Datbeatgod and Kidi’, this song is the lead single on Cina Soul’s impending extended play slated for release this year.
Whatever your music taste, ‘Feelings’ will certainly evoke your emotions.
Burna Boy ft. Don Jazzy – Question
Spaceship Entertainment frontman and Grammy winner, Burna Boy teams up with prolific Nigerian producer and singer-songwriter, Don Jazzy to unleash one of 2021’s biggest collaboration. The duo combine for this potential hit record titled ‘Question’ which Burna Boy believes will make charts in a short period of time.
Produced by Don Jazzy, ‘Question’ serves as Burna’s second official single for the year. It comes after the release of the Chopstix-produced banger, ‘Kilometre’ premiered earlier this year.
Uche B ft. Kwesi Arthur – Ghetto Vigilante
Ghana based Nigerian born record producer and artist, Uche B has a plethora of massive productions to his name. Uche B may not be recognized by many in the music space but has produced big records like Kwesi Arthur’s Walk featuring South African rapper, Nasty C, Different by Darkovibes, Ginger Me by J.Derobie and many others.
The prolific producer makes his headline account for the year as a producer and music artist. He connects with multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper and singer, Kwesi Arthur for his first single for the year titled ‘Ghetto Vigilante’.
Production credits to Uche B.
Wizkid ft. Buju – Mood
Nigerian international Afrobeat icon, Wizkid unveils the deluxe edition of his successfully released ‘Made In Lagos’ studio project. The deluxe edition welcomes four new songs and collaborations with Canadian Pop star, Justin Bieber and rising Nigerian singer-songwriter, Buju.
Shortly after, another remarkable event follows. Wizkid releases his keenly awaited long-length deluxe edition for his highly acclaimed ‘Made In Lagos’ album. Prior to the release of this project, Wizkid teamed up with Canadian Pop singer, Justin Bieber and Tems for the remix of his top charting masterpiece ‘Essence’. The release followed with the official announcement for the release of the deluxe edition in a series of tweets shared on Wizkid’s timeline including pre-order links.
Furthermore, the deluxe edition makes way for four new sublime songs including the remix of Essence, summing up the songs on the project to a total of eighteen. Apart from the previous features, Justin Bieber and Buju are the new acts featured on the body of work.
Wizkid has been on a winning streak with the previous edition of the Made In Lagos album. He recently sold out the 02 Arena in 12 minutes after announcing the sale of tickets for his Made In Lagos UK Concert in October. Wizkid’s mission to expand Afrobeat to other parts of the world is half complete with the previously released ‘Made In Lagos’ album being one of the major exporters of Afrobeat and its sub genres.
Made In Lagos , the deluxe edition is a touch of class and vibes.
WSTRN ft. Fireboy DML – Be My Guest
British Afro-swing collective from West London, WSTRN consisting of Akelle Charles, Haile (born Ras Haile Alexander), and Louis Rei (born Louis-Rae Beadle). Their debut single, “In2”, was released on 20 July 2015, and peaked at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
In their strive to achieve a territorial growth, WSTRN connects with Nigerian serial hitmaker and YBNL’s poster boy, Fireboy DML to create this summer-worthy Afro-fused tune titled ‘Be My Guest’.
Cabum ft. Braa Benk, Jay Bahd, O’Kenneth & Reggie – Tukye
Cabum played a pivotal role during the inception of the ‘Kumerica‘ phenomenon. This collaboration is long over due and certainly inevitable.
Lyrical Joe ft. Fameye – Far Away
2MG Music rapper – Lyrical Joe finally drops his much anticipated maiden EP titled ‘Vibes’.
Lyrical Joe makes a bold statement with this masterpiece as one of the top-notch rappers.
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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