10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week’ is a 10-track-listing playlist highlighting the best songs released over the past few days from Africa and the Caribbean (Jamaica).
Kuami Eugene – Take Away
For several months, Ghanaian versatile singer-songwriter and producer Kuami Eugene hasn’t been successful in churning out hit songs even though he’s put out incredibly good songs.
The Lynx Entertainment frontline act gives it another try with his debut 2022 single and it is entitled ‘Take Away’. ‘Take Away’ is a potential street anthem with a catchy storyline and rhythm.
Bella Shmurda – Fvck Off
Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter has released a new track titled Fvck Off, which was co-produced by Enta and Niphkeys.
The song ‘Fvck Off’ by Bella Shmurda is his third release for 2022, following the previously released ‘Many Things.’
‘Fvck Off’ is a fast-paced track that portrays Bella Shmurda in a more casual perspective.
With lines like, “If you don’t like me fvck off, you talking rvbbish shvt up, you love this vibe turn up,” he reveals his carefree side as he sings mellifluously over the track.
Omah Lay – Woman
Nigerian Afrobeat prodigy Omah Lay releases a new single titled Woman in anticipation of the release of his debut album ‘Boy Alone.’
‘Woman,’ produced by P. Prime, is Omah Lay’s second official single of the year. It follows the release of his last single, ‘Attention,’ which features the Canadian Pop singer Justin Bieber.
Omah Lay’s rise to fame began with the smash track “You” in 2018. Since then, he has experienced nothing short of exponential success. He came into the game ready to show off his skills while having fun, like he did on his two extended plays ‘Get Layd’ and ‘What Have We Done,’ establishing himself as one of Afrobeats’ golden boys. Now, as he prepares to release his debut album, he’s eager to show the world his capabilities.
Simi – Naked Wire
Ahead of her eagerly-awaited studio project ‘To Be Honest,’ Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Simi gives her fans and music listeners a sneak peek of what to expect on the album with her latest single ‘Naked Wire’
‘Naked Wire’ is Simi’s second official release in 2022 following her previous single ‘Sare‘ premiered on the 18th of February 2022.
Production credits to P Prime.
Lojay & Sarz ft. Chris Brown – Monalisa (Remix)
Almost a year ago, ace Nigerian producer Sarz together Nigerian Afrobeat singer-songwriter Lojay teamed up for a musical project dubbed ‘LV N ATTN’ and performed incredibly well across all digital music platforms.
‘Monalisa’ is one of the songs that stood the test of time, despite the fact that it was released in June 2021.
Lojay and Sarz have shared an official remix of the monster track and it features award-winning American Pop singer-songwriter, Chris Brown.
‘Monalisa remix’ featuring Chris Brown, produced by top beatmaker Sarz, will be Lojay’s second release of the year. It comes after delivering a terrific hook alongside Mavin Records’ Ayra Starr on The NATIVE sound system’s sublime hit ‘Runaway.’
Lil Kesh ft. Joeboy – Vanilla Bottega
Nigerian Afropop/Afrobeat singer-songwriter, Lil Kesh’s track record of scoring hit songs is undeniably one of the best in the Afrobeat domain. The singer went into hibernation after the success of his Zinoleesky-assisted ‘Don’t Call Me’ tune.
For his first song of 2022, Lil Kesh calls on talented Nigerian singer-songwriter Joeboy for this potential hit song titled ‘Vanilla Bottega’
Kwaku DMC ft. Reggie & O’Kenneth – Agree
Kwaku DMC’s Road to the Jungle sees the Ghanaian rapper relay the varied emotions and experiences of his journey atop drill instrumentation.
Over immersive soundscapes shaped by producers Moor Sound, TrapXcan, Joeyonmars, MJaydidthis, Anti Social, Ghanaian Stallion, Kuvie and DJ FortuneDJ, the Kumasi-based artist details the challenges of growth and trappings of success.
The ominous synths and arresting bassline of the introductory title track set the tone for an immersive offering, with DMC embodying his “King Kong Nyame” moniker through gritty cuts like “No Handshake” and “Agree”, the latter crafted alongside labelmates Reggie and O’Kenneth.
While the cross-continental link-up “Akatafo Party” features the UK’s Suspect OTB, Kwaku displays his versatility through heartfelt storytelling on “Faith”, the acoustic infusions of “Ohemaa” and the romantic lyrics of “Ode Yewu”.
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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