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).
Wurld – Let You Down
Prior to the release of his third studio project ‘My World With U’, Nigerian electro-fusion artist WURLD shares the lead single off the collection titled ‘Let You Down’, a collage of Alternative rock music and Afrobeats apace with a P.Priime production.
Medikal & Shatta Wale – Stubborn Academy
This same friendship birthed a movement called ‘Deeper Than Blood’ which came into inception after they (Shatta Wale & Medikal) were released from prison in the last quarter of 2021. Music collaborations succeeded this launch with the recent one being ‘Stubborn Academy’.
Prior to this release, Shatta Wale and Medikal teamed up for the remix of ‘Be Afraid’ originally owned by Shatta Wale. ‘Stubborn Academy’ is an exciting fast-tempo song with intriguing verses delivered by Shatta Wale and Medikal alongside a sublime Chensee Beatz production.
Lyta – Real One
Talented Nigerian singer-songwriter, Lyta makes his headline account for 2022 with a sublime tune titled ‘Real Me‘, produced by Rhedi.
Portable ft. Small Doctor – Neighbor
Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, has released a new tune titled “Neighbour,” a collaboration with Small Doctor, a self-proclaimed street advocate. Shocker, a hit-making music producer, produced the track.
Portable, who rose to prominence after collaborating with veteran Nigerian Olamide ‘Zazoo Zehh’ on a song, has no plans leaving the music scene soon as his work ethic improves with each passing day.
Despite the fact that the newbie’s career has been marred by controversy, he appears to be focused on the business side of things. The hyperactive singer isn’t slowing down on producing new music and hopefully churning it out after releasing two singles in a month, “Zazoo Zehh” and “Ogo Forever.”
Following his Barry Jhay assisted ‘All Eyes On Me’, Portable churns out another one shortly titled ‘Neighbor’ featuring Small Doctor.
Kelvyn Boy – Down Flat
Afro-fusion starboy – Kelvyn Boy churns out this brand-new song titled ‘Down Flat’.
After starving listeners of his music for some months, KelvynBoy makes a comeback and serenades us with this soothing and well composed body of work.
Bella Shmurda – My Friend
Succeeding Bella Shmurda’s astounding accomplishments in 2021, he makes his headline account for the year to a good start.
Bella Shmurda makes his debut of 2022 with a solo effort titled ‘My Friend’, produced by the gifted Niphkeys.
Finally, these early signs indicates his debut album is likely to drop this year as well.
In the mean time, kindly give ‘My Friend’ a listen below.
Chike – Nwoke Oma
Chike, the Nigerian Afro-soul and pop singer kicks off 2022 bright and early with the first offering ‘Nwoke Oma’ from his sophomore album, “The Brother’s Keeper,” scheduled for release in the first quarter of the year.
“Nwoke Oma” is a high-life-pop ballad that inspires while also talking about the delights and new friends attracted by success.
Additionally, “Nwoke Oma” – meaning “Good Man,” or in this case “Good Person,” is a word of encouragement to all hustlers out there, striving to create a better living for their families so they can be called a “good man” or “good woman.” The singer acknowledges the struggle to be recognized without the societally-approved norms of success.
Production credits to DeeYasso for the lush expressive composition.
Mr JazziQ & M.J ft. Mellow, Sleazy & Djy Ma’Ten – Teka
South African Amapiano DJ and record producer Tumelo Manyoni known professionally as Mr. JazziQ partners with M.J to churn out a new number titled ‘Teka’ alongside contributions from Mellow, Sleazy and Djy Ma’Ten.
Phronesis – Winner
Talented Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artist, Phronesis marks his industry register for the year with this impressive tune titled ‘Winner‘. Phronesis is a gifted musician with an adept pen game and obviously one of the talents to look out for in 2022.
Before this release, Phronesis teamed up with multiple award-winning Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy for his last release of 2021 titled ‘Low Key’ which released on the 3rd of December 2021. This featured cemented his position as one of the budding acts to continue the legacy of the Dancehall fraternity established by the likes of Samini, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale and the other veterans.
‘Winner’ is Phronesis’ first single of 2022 and an awe-inspiring tune worth listening to.
Skales – Nobody To Somebody
Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Skales puts out a new number titled ‘Nobody To Somebody’ taken off his impending studio album ‘Sweet Distractions’