’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).
Ayisi – Mokole
Following his first single for 2020, titled ‘Prayer’, A-Konnekt music artist, Ayisi releases another soulful record titled ‘Mokole’, translated in English as ”Nobody knows”
‘Mokole’ is reminiscent of Tupac’s ‘Do For Love’ which is a sample of Bobby Caldwell’s ‘What You Won’t Do for Love’, this time produced by E.L, who contributes a touch of Ghanaian Highlife and Hiplife to the record.
It will be of no surprise to many that Ayisi brought it home yet again, as if his credibility would be questioned. His fluent blend of the local and foreign dialects and cadences, lyrics and delivery, backing and ad lib vocals, surely leaves us all wanting more. Ayisi’s vibe on most of his records is generally charismatic and very prominent.
‘Mokole’ is no different and its message is to remind us about the probabilities in life, life’s uncertainties, a song to spur you on when you need it. It does just that and nothing else.
DJ Cuppy – Karma ft. Stonebwoy
Off DJ Cuppy’s soon to be released album, ‘Original Copy‘ is this monster record tagged, ‘Karma’ featuring Stonebwoy.
The prolific Nigerian disc jockey philanthropist and stylista recruits Ghanaian BET Award winner, Stonebwoy on this dancehall masterpiece.
Sista Afia – Party ft. Fameye (Prod. by WillisBeatz)
Award winning singer and songwriter – Sista Afia and Fameye teams up once again on this contemporary High-life song titled ‘Party’.
Sista Afia revives the old High-life vibes on this song record produced by WillisBeatz. Fameye also puts in incredible work as he delivers the Okomfour Kwadee style of rap on this potential street banger.
MzVee – Baby (Prod. by Kizzy Beat)
Ghanaian afrobeat and R&B diva – MzVee finally churns out her much anticipated song titled ‘Baby’.
MzVee once again gives us something to grove with after a successful release of her collaboration with Mugeez tagged, ‘Baddest Boss‘. Production credit to Kizzy Beatz.
DJ Tunez – PAMI ft. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay
Nigerian prolific Disc Jockey – DJ Tunez finally drops his collaboration with Wizkid, Adekunle Gold and Omah Lay tagged ‘Pami’. DJ Tunez recruits these sensational vocalists on this wonderful tune for all to enjoy.
Samini – Forever (Prod. by JMJ)
The African Dancehall King – Samini finally drops his much anticipated dancehall joint tagged ‘Forever’.
Samini throws subliminal at his colleague dancehall musicians fighting for the throne saying he is ‘King Forever’ in this song.
Epixode – Yea Man
Ghanaian Dancehall artiste – Epixode sparks the lyrical beef in the dancehall fraternity with this new song tagged, ‘Yea Man’. Ahead of the Asaase Radio dancehall clash, he throws subliminal shots at his colleague musician most especially Jupitar.
Tulenkey – Link Up
Highly rated Ghanaian rapper – Tulenkey comes your way with this afro-fusion record tagged, ‘Link Up’.
After a successful release of his ‘Corona‘ single, Tulenkey joins forces with MOGBeatz to serve us with this party banger.
T’neeya – Hype Means Nothing
Anglo-Franco Artiste based In Ghana – T’neeya releases a new song titled ‘Hype Means Nothing’. This song is in itself an epiphany. It’s an ode to the underdog, and the newbie. It’s real, yet encouraging.
When asked why she wrote this song, she said ” I wrote and recorded at a point in my life when I felt neglected and depressed. My world was crashing down. People I thought I could count on disappointed me when I needed them most. I had hit rock bottom and didn’t know what to do. Everyday I would wake up and consciously think of good old memories. I would envision myself living my best life. I did that constantly. That was how I got myself out of the gloomy and sad place.“.
On the production fronts of ‘Hype Means Nothing’, we have Webbie keeping all the tones in check.
Kev & Grenade – Like To Drip ft. E.L & Blackway
Dynamic duo, Kev & Grenade once again call in favours from ”Leaks 2” rap colossus, E.L and ‘Intense’ star boy, Blackway to release their new single ‘Like to Drip’; taken off their forthcoming LP, ”Utopia”.
Produced by Masterkeyz Beatz, ‘Like to Drip’ is as funky as its title suggests. It’s a light-hearted song adorn with the right amount of autotune and quirkiness, which is bound to thrill fans for weeks on. The visuals directed by Freddie Mark, sees the four artists performing in various locations. From inside a clothing store, surrounded by designer boxes to late night shots outside, cruising on the streets.
The low lit, yet colourful and vibrant video will be sure to keep your attention. ‘Like to Drip’ is up for streaming on all digital platforms worldwide.