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.
Fameye – Mercy
In his latest release, Ghanaian singer-songwriter Fameye makes use of acoustic and live instrumentations laced with a beautifully composed inspirational verse to deliver this Liquid Beatz produced tune titled ‘Mercy‘.
Simi ft. Joeboy – So Bad
Nigerian singer-songwriter Simi, following the release of her previous single ‘Woman‘ which highlighted the inequalities and demands better for women, she drops another tune to be on the side of her precursory output.
Titled ‘So Bad’, the awe-inspiring mid-tempo features Banku Music recording music artist Joeboy and produced by Pheelz.
Kweku Flick – Happy Day
Ghanaian talented singer and rapper Kweku Flick is drawing the curtains to a close for the year with a potential Christmas banger titled ‘Happy Day’, produced by gifted record producer Apya.
‘Happy Day‘ comes after the release Strongman assisted song titled ‘Attack‘.
Phronesis ft. Stonebwoy – Low Key
Off his second EP titled ‘Gennaside’, the Streets We Dey hitmaker is back with a dancehall banger titled ‘Lowkey’.
‘Lowkey’ is the lead single off his forthcoming EP and it features his mentor Stonebwoy, Produced by Streetbeatz, the song hoards elements of modern dancehall vibes and modernized Afrobeat tunes that sets the tone of his next EP, he sparks the song with his witty yet striking vocals whiles Stonebwoy shows why he is the Godfather with his ever blessing presence.
This marks the first collaboration between the two after pictures of the duo in the studio was posted all over social media.
Samini ft. Kofi Kinaata – Quansemah
Samini serves a fine collection of his first ever EP titled “Burning”, a 6-track catalogue.
Ahead of his “Samini Xperience Concert” slated for December 24th, this EP is timely and perfectly fits his 40th birthday celebration later this month, on December 22nd.
With over 2 decades of consistency, giving Ghanaians great music from Reggae to Dancehall to Hiplife and more, Samini is one of the few music icons in Ghana, who has earned some envious but legendary feats.
Showing no signs of stopping any time soon, the musician has released another project to add to his wide-ranged discography. The EP, ‘Burning’ is a 6 track body of sheer goodness. Samini’s hold over melody is evident through the songs, giving nostalgic feelings on the Highlife inclusive project.
On the song ‘Quansemah’, Samini maintains the authenticity in his Highlife fusions, this time, with production from Finchy. ‘Quansemah’ is an upbeat danceable tune featuring Kofi Kinaata who complements the song with his equally authentic style. The two obviously have fun with the song while asking their lover to forgive them for something they did.
Guiltybeatz ft. Quamina Mp – Shots
Prolific Ghanaian record producer, Guiltybeatz has a had a good run of collaborations to his name in the last quarter of this year. With recent productions on projects by Tems, Niniola, Jorja Smith and Smallgod, Guiltybeatz is calling the year to an end with a potential self-produced party banger titled ‘Shots’ featuring Ghanaian Afrobeat singer, Quamina MP.
SPINALL ft. Adekunle Gold – Cloud 9
Seasoned Nigerian disc jockey and producer, DJ Spinall adds to his plethora of hit records, an Adekunle Gold assisted tune titled ‘Cloud 9’.
The self produced song was earlier teased by Spinall on his respective social media timelines with a video which showed the making of the song in a studio setting. This peaked the interest of music lovers, as a result garnered traction for the unreleased song.
Just in a Spinall fashion, Cloud 9 is a beautifully crafted sublime record with a high replay value.
Asa – Mayana
Nigerian singer-songwriter Asa resumes work after a long hiatus away from the music domain. She announces her presence with a sweet-sounding Afrobeats tune titled ‘Mayana’. The record was produced by talented beatmaker, P. Prime.
The new record ‘Mayana’ is actually Asa’s first single in two years. It serves as a follow-up to her previous single, the Sarz-produced ‘Good Thing’.
Goldkay ft. Bisa Kdei – Odo (Love)
Smallgod ft. Vic Mensa, Ivorian Doll , Black Sherif & Kwaku DMC – Holy F4k
Coming hard on the heels of recent Amapiano release titled 2000 featuring Major League Djz, GuiltyBeatz, WES7AR 22 and Uncle Vinny, Smallgod comes through with a new musical project titled ‘Holy 4ck‘ featuring Vic Mensa, Ivorian Doll , Black Sherif and Kwaku DMC.
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.
Smallgod’s new single ‘Holy F4k’ is an exciting Hip-hop with extensive verses from American rapper Vic Mensa, English rapper Ivorian Doll, Ghanaian singer and rapper Black Sherif and Asakaa rapper Kwaku DMC.
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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