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 Boomplay, Audiomack , Spotify & Apple Music for weekly updates.
Black Sherif & Samsney – Goldigga
Highly rated Ghanaian music producer – Samsney engages Black Sherif on his new song titled ‘Goldigga’.
Once again, Blacko brings his talent to bear as he invents another catchphrase and exposes the Gold-Digger, Eno Fowaa and her daughter Akosua.
Samsney self-produced this amazing song, and you just can’t skip.
R2bees – Eboso
Award-winning Ghanaian music group R2Bees resume work after a long leave away from the music scene. The usual long-breaks taken by the serial hit-making veteran group has proven to be a very accurate technique used by them over these years.
On their return after dropping ‘Fine Wine‘ featuring King Promise and Joeboy, R2Bees aims at achieving it’s second commercial success for the year just as the former did with ‘Eboso‘, produced by DJ Breezy.
The mellifluous song utilizes samples of Ghanaian highlife which induces a dopamine rush of easy nostalgia. As you already know, R2Bees have been consistent with the bangers and this tune is no exception.
Gemini Major ft. Ayra Starr – Ooh Lala
Malawian-born South African record producer and singer-songwriter, Gemini Major connects with Nigerian singer-songwriter, Ayra Starr on this laid-back song titled ‘Ooh Lala’.
Gemini Major and Ayra Starr trade cloying verses laid on a perfectly weaved instrumental with the tendency of resonating so well with every listener.
Falz ft. Bontle Smith & Sayfar – Oga
Nigerian singer-songwriter, rapper and actor Falz releases his first Amapiano single after making several contributions on other Amapiano tunes he was featured on.
He employs the services of South African vocal powerhouses Bontle Smith and Sayfar who are quite adept and experienced with what is adjudged the biggest genre in African right now, Amapiano.
Shatta Wale ft. Medikal – Be Afraid (Remix)
Apparently, the original version of ‘Be Afraid’ is housed under his highly acclaimed album ‘Wonder Boy’.
This is the duo’s first collaborative effort after their unpleasant ordeal at the Ankaful prisons.
Production credits to Gold Up and Markus Records.
Camidoh feat. Phantom – Sugarcane
Ghanaian male vocalist – Camidoh unlocks this soothing afrobeat song titled ‘Sugarcane’ featuring Phantom.
The ‘For My Lover‘ hitmaker serves us with this potential Christmas anthem, and it’s unskippable.
Smallgod ft Major League Djz, GuiltyBeatz, WES7AR 22 & Uncle Vinny – 2000
Over a period of 15 years, Smallgod has dabbled in the African music industry as the plug, a connector, artist manager and publisher and now, artist. Expanding his skill and talent in A&R earlier this year, Smallgod released his debut album, “Building Bridges”- an offering that connects Africa and the African diaspora through music. The streetwear enthusiast and culture connoisseur is taking a leap of faith and leading a charge for pan-Africanism through music.
Raised between Ghana, London and the Netherlands, Smallgod, also known as Nana Appiasei, became exposed to different cultures and music at an early age. Plus a wanderlust which led him to North and South America, Smallgod has developed an expansive taste in music which cuts across cultures and genres. Entrenched and involved with fashion and streetwear, Smallgod has been involved with Daily Paper, the Netherland based streetwear brand which has all contributed to an ability to blend various sonic styles of Africa and the diaspora on the afro-fusion album.
Following a successful year with the Building Brigde’s album racking up 10m+ streams across DSPs – Smallgod is preparing to give us the Christmas soundtrack, titled 2000 curated alongside, South & West African royalty Major League Djz & Guiltybeatz and vocaled by 4PLAY (NSG’s) new recruit WES7AR 22 and the face of Amapiano music Uncle Vinny. 2000 gives us all the elements of an Amapiano banger!
Eugy ft. Kuami Eugene – I Need A Boo
British-Ghanaian singer, Eugy is making great strides towards the release of his impending 6 track-list extended play dubbed ‘Home Run’ which is currently available for pre-order.
Two songs namely; BomBomBom and Osu Freestyle featuring Dancegod Llyod and Medikal respectively have already been released off the album. Eugy scoops a third off the project and it entitled ‘I Need A Boo’.
‘I Need A Boo’ is an Amapiano inspired song with an exciting and easy to sing along verse from Ghanaian singer-songwriter and producer, Kuami Eugene.
Credits to Nektunez for the outstanding production on ‘I Need A Boo’.
Kizz Daniel – Eh God (Barnabas)
Nigerian serial hit-making machine, Kizz Daniel surprises his fans and music enthusiasts with a special project before the year goes to an end.
The Uber-talented singer-songwriter has unlocked a 7-track extended play entitled ‘Barnabas’ and it features The Cavemen, alongside German rapper, Kelvyn Colt.
The new project ‘Barnabas’ will serve as Kizz Daniel’s fourth output for the year 2021. It comes after the release of his previous monster track ‘Lie’ which is present on the EP, alongside 6 other sublime records.
Ice Prince ft. Ckay – Shakara
Formidable Nigerian rapper Ice Prince is back with a clean and harmonic single, “Shakara” with global emo-afrobeat sensation Ckay. The sensual song is an afro-pop twined with a ballad for a woman’s “wash” effect. The rich melodies manufactured with the guitar strings get their essence from merging the singers with a musical uniformity in resonant love songs.
The emotional Afro-Pop single is produced by Blaise Beatz, who has worked with notable artists like Wizkid (Pami) and Adekunle Gold (Sinner). The love song sees a captivating experience over rhythmic harmonies with heartfelt lyrics. “Shakara” is Ckay’s first single since his 2019 single ‘’Love Nwantiti’’ peaked on the Billboard charts and became a worldwide hit. This is also Ice Prince’s first single since “KOLO” with Oxlade that generally received favorable reviews from fans and music critics.
Not many artists can brag about having the most Shazamed song globally, but CKay is one of them. The Nigerian Afrobeats star continues to hit major milestones with his hit single “Love Nwantiti,” which has stormed its way to No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top 5 in Canada and many other countries across the world.
Abban – Straight & Tight (Prod. by Beat Masta)
Dancehall musician, Abban drops his much anticipated afro-dancehall song titled, ‘Straight & Tight’.
‘Straight and Tight’ is a groovy and captivating club banger which talks about how to adore and threat your better-half.
Abban sings for the ladies once again on this record produced by BeatMasta and mastered by Slim Kiti. It also serves as a follow-up to his debut EP, ‘The Otherside‘.
The eclectic dancehall singer secures one of the biggest dancehall songs as we run up for the Christmas celebration.
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.