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).
Kwesi Arthur feat. Sarkodie – Jehovah
We’ve not seen much from Kwesi Arthur this year. Today, he breaks his long silence with a new project. After the successful release of his previous single ‘Turn On The Light‘ , the multiple award-winning Ghanaian rapper comes out with the second installment of ‘This Is Not The Tape , Sorry 4 The Wait’. The studio project houses three songs including Turn On The Light and Live From 233
Off the tape is Jehovah featuring BET award-winner and Africa’s most decorated rapper – Sarkodie. Production credits to MOG Beatz.
Darkovibes – Dead Friends
Ghanaian Afrobeat/Afropop artist – Darkovibes surprises music consumers with a new joint tagged, Dead Friends. After the success of his debut album ‘Kpanlogo’ , the experimental artist unlocks this Hip-hop song ‘Dead Friends’ for your perusal.
‘Dead Friends’ is a wavy song coined out of a freestyle he performed earlier this year at Tim Westwood in London. With the assistance of beatmaker Altra Nova , here’s the creativity birthed out of the controversial freestyle.
Fameye feat. KiDi – 247
Fameye Music frontman – Fameye gives fans a tip of the iceburg as he gears towards the release of his debut album. Off the forthcoming ‘Greater Than’ album, Fameye releases his collaboration with multiple award-winning Ghanaian singer – KiDi , titled 247.
Mr. Drew – Let Me Know
‘Let Me Know’ is an M.O.G. production.
Ladipoe feat. Joeboy – Yoruba Samurai
It is now certain that “Know You” is one of the most defining song of the most defining year of our lives. The world was unable to touch and Ladipoe made a record to detail our generation’s longing.
His follow-up record was always going to be a super big affair, and the Mavin Records artist sticks to the winning formula. “Yoruba Samurai” calls on contemporary hook master Joeboy to flex his trademark serenading on the romantic number. “It made sense,” Ladipoe said of the feature. “He’s somebody I’ve met before and we clicked. I always had him in mind for something and I was thinking to myself ‘if a Yoruba Samurai had a partner who would it be?’ In my head it fit perfectly for him and he heard it, he loved the concept and he took the song to another level.”
“I had a session with Ozekidus and I told him I wanted something moody and intense with the vibe I was going for,” Ladipoe said of the creation process in a WhatsApp voice note. “The first thing I came up with was kind of like a freestyle and just a stream of consciousness with this ‘I walk into my city in December time, feeling like a Yoruba Samurai’ and it stuck with me. I took those lyrics and built around it and more and more lyrics started to hit. It’s interesting cos that same session we did the track that became ‘Lemme Know‘”
Of the concept behind “Yoruba Samurai“, Ladipoe said: “Love in war. Love in times of uncertainty and distance. The feeling of I’ll go to war for you; I’ll do whatever it takes to defend you. And the whole idea of the Yoruba Samurai was for me taking two whole ideas and trying to build something new. Also trying to create a new narrative. We all know of the Yoruba Demon; well, I’ve introduced you to the Yoruba Samurai.”
Oxlade – DKT
Nigerian singer cum songwriter, Oxlade has released his highly anticipated single entitled, ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing).’ ‘DKT’ is his first output after his debut EP ‘Oxygen,’ it comes shortly after he released the official music video for his hit record, ‘Away.’
Wendy Shay feat. Shatta Wale – H.I.T
‘HIT’ by Wendy Shay featuring Shatta Wale is a brand new anthem for the streets.
The Akwaboahs (Father & Son) – Awerekyekyere (Remix)
Two of Ghana’s best vocalist ever, Akwaboah Snr and Akwaboah Jnr unites under the pen name, The Akwaboah’s to serve us the remix of ‘Awerekyerekyere’.
‘Awerekyekyere’ is one of the best inspirational highlife masterpiece ever to be recorded in Ghana and the duo gifts us a wonderful remix to this soothing jam. This classic which was recorded and produced live for your listening pleasure.
Adina Thembi – Why
New African Movement award-winning songwriter and performer – Adina Thembi gifts music consumers new music as promised earlier this week.
As she prepares towards the release of her debut album , the fine looking music artist scoops ‘ Why’ , an Afro-fusion masterpiece with Reggae sentiments off the upcoming ‘Araba’ album.
As we await the album , here is ‘Why’ by Adina to keep you locked.
Kwame Yesu feat. Copta – BAM
Ghanaian rapper , Kwame Yesu under the imprint of Rebo Tribe has new music for us. He taps the coldest rapper out here on the Ghanaian scene – Copta for this wavy Hip-hop song titled ‘BAM’ , produced by Ghanaian Stallion.
Buju Banton feat. Patoranking – Blessed (Remix)
Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall legend, Buju Banton recruits Nigerian dancehall artist – Patoranking on the Remix of ‘Blessed’.
The Grammy-winning maestro, Buju Banton drops this off his extended play tagged ‘Blessed More Blessed.’ Patoranking was featured on the third remix.
Ice Prince ft. Tekno – Make Up Your Mind
Award-winning music artist, Ice Prince unlocks a new number titled “Make up Your Mind” featuring singer-songwriter-producer, Tekno.
This is Ice Prince’s debut single as a 300 Entertainment signee. The label is home to Hip-Hop’s chart-topping artists such as Young Thug, Megan thee Stallion, Gunna etc.
“Make up Your Mind” was produced by Stunna, the sultry single echoes a fleeing love. This is not the first time Ice Prince and Tekno have collaborated following their hit single “Boss.”
The visuals directed by TG Omori showcases the effortless chemistry between Ice Prince and Tekno reminiscent of Diddy and Mase in the ’90s.
There you have it! 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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