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).
Reminisce ft. Buju & D Smoke – Hustle
Veteran rapper Reminisce releases a sublime tune titled Hustle as we await the arrival of his sixth album. This time, the rapper teams up with D Smoke, an American rapper, and BNXN, formerly known as Buju, a talented Nigerian vocalist.
“Hustle” is one of the songs on his upcoming album “Alaye Toh Se Ogo,” which will be released very soon. In terms of production credit, skilled music producer Sarz did an outstanding job.
Tekno – Mufasa
Nigerian afrobeat star – Tekno comes out of hibernation and churns out this banger titled ‘Mufasa’.
‘Mufasa’ comes off his forthcoming second studio album due for spring. Tekno’s work has led to his recognition on the awards show front, with Tekno being nominated at the BET Awards and Nigeria Entertainment Awards, among others.
Darkoo ft. Black Sherif – Always
British Afro-swing artiste, Darkoo finally shares her highly anticipated new single titled ‘Always‘ featuring the man of the moment Black Sherif.
Darkoo starts the year on a high with this banger after teasing music enthusiasts with the snippet of the song which garnered many views.
This drill anthem is a game-changer and we recommend you add it to your playlist.
Afro B ft. Kizz Daniel – Bluffin
British singer-songwriter and disc jockey, Afro B strengthens his bond with Nigeria with yet another collaboration. The ‘Joana’ hitmaker links up with talented Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter for his opener for the year titled ‘Bluffin’, produced by N2thea.
Aṣa ft. Wizkid – IDG
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Aṣa has finally put out her eagerly awaited studio project dubbed ‘V’. The 10 track-list beautifully crafted body of work is Aṣa’s fifth album and it features amazing acts like Amaarae, The Cavemen and Wizkid.
Aṣa collaborated with Wizkid on the third song titled ‘IDG’ which was engineered by talented Nigerian music producer, P.Priime. Wizkid has often expressed his admiration for the award-winning singer and here he is fulfilling his dream.
Olamide ft. Wande Coal – Hate Me
On his latest track, “Hate Me,” YBNL boss Olamide teams up with Black Diamond frontier Wande Coal. The album is accompanied by a sci-fi-inspired music video made by TG Omori.
“Hate Me,” produced by talented beatmaker P. Prime, is Olamide’s first official song for 2022. It’s a follow-up to his earlier single “Loose It,” which included Eskeez, a young music producer.
Nonso Amadi – Foreigner
Following the release of the 2019 Free EP, Nonso Amadi made the conscious decision to step away from social media and paused the release of music — all to take a deeper dive into his artistry and separate from noise and distraction. Today, Canadian-based Afro-R&B, soul singer, songwriter, and producer from Nigeria, Nonso Amadi, makes an illustrious return sharing the new track “Foreigner” proudly presented with management team; Jade Busola and Quiet As Kept (Trung Hoang, Gavin Sheppard) alongside label partners UMG Nigeria, Def Jam Records and Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
“Foreigner” showcases Nonso’s duality, a smooth and seductive record which contains African drumlines, trance-like saxophone instrumentation, and is layered with other soulful jazz elements. Nonso describes the track further, “during the process of creating Foreigner I was driven by the idea of making a song that addressed both my disappearance from the music scene and the typical love drama my R&B-self is typically drawn to making.” Nonso continues, “The way I achieved this was by having the song feel like it has emphatic highs and lows. It starts heavy with the drums and chant but then it breathes a little in the verses; allowing me to sing calmly about the topics I mentioned earlier before going back to a heavily drum-laid chorus.” In speaking about returning to music, Nonso explains, “I felt like I needed such a pronounced yet groovy re-entry to the scene to express all the pent-up feelings I’ve held in while keeping it light and easily palatable for listeners.”
Amerado ft. Kuami Eugene – Metua
Amerado has finally released his new song, ‘Metua’ featuring singer Kuami Eugene few days after announcing the much-anticipated collaboration.
Metua is a Twi word meaning ‘Payback’. On this record, Amerado and Kuami Eugene talks about their intentions to pay back anyone he owes when he gets rich and further made emphasizes that all is just a matter of time.
Production credit goes to Apya and Joshua Moszi.
Wurld – Sad Tonight
Nigerian electro-fusion artiste, Wurld makes a return to the music scene with a new number titled ‘Sad Tonight’.
Produced by Grammy recognized producer Telz, the song ‘Sad Tonight’ makes way for Wurld’s impending album which will drop later this year.
Dice Ailes ft. Tiwa Savage – Hold Me
‘Hold Me,’ Dice Ailes’ first single of 2022, deviates from his usual themes of money and the upscale lifestyle to croon sensual infatuation on the musical that enthuses listening ears with its Caribbean melodies, bold swanky vocals from Dice Ailes, and the Contralto harmonies of Tiwa Savage, who makes a perfect collaborator on the R&B number that evokes the good ole 90s
This is great news for Dice Ailes fans who have been waiting for new music since his last official release, Money Dance in 2021, which has amassed over a million worldwide streams. Remember that the same year, he created his entertainment label, TMM (The Money Mob), and at the conclusion of the summer, he collaborated on one of Naija’s most viral sounds of 2021, Focus, to release a remix.
He then kicked off the new year with the first in a series of promotional events in Nairobi, Kenya, as part of the buildup to a planned EP project, which he has already disclosed will be a collection of classics.
Hold Me‘ is the first single from the upcoming EP, which will be released next month and features Tiwa Savage, whose content extends beyond her insanely sweet voice. There’s the arsenal she wields as a self-described African bad girl and Naija Queen of Afrobeats, plus the stanship she wields from a cult following of millions of Savage soldiers on and off social media.