Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 96)
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).
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Guiltybeatz ft. Mr. Hudson & Twitch 4Eva – Universe
Ghanaian music producer and artist Guiltybeatz continues his remarkable run of success with a new significant international collaboration.
With “Universe,” the celebrated music producer releases his year-opening single with assistance from Twitch 4Eva, a gifted Ghanaian singer, and Mr. Hudson, an English musician, and performer.
New To Mr. Hudson? Mr. Hudson is a native of Birmingham, England, and has collaborated on songs with Future, DJ Snake, Vic Mensa, and many others.
The song ‘Universe’ incorporates a melodic rhythm and syncopated breakbeats paired with clapping snares and catchy vocals delivered by Twitch 4eva and Mr. Hudson.
Edem ft. Goya Menor & Sefa – Odo
Coming hard on the heels of his previous release ‘Ma Cherie‘ featuring French musician Santrinos Raphael, Ghanaian veteran rapper Edem comes through with a new single titled Odo.
The Ameno Amapiano hitmaker Goya Menor, who majestically lays a fine-textured verse beside an exhilarating Sefa stunner, is called upon by the VRMG frontman.
Odo is an Amapiano-inspired song produced by the high-profile Ghanaian music producer Master Garzy.
Edem ft. Prince Bright – Level
Ace Ghanaian rapper Edem, has unveiled two tracks to round out June.
Following up on his last single, “Ma Cherie,” which featured French musician Santrinos Raphael, legendary Ghanaian rapper Edem has released a new song titled “Level” with renowned Ghanaian singer-songwriter Prince Bright.
The other single from Edem is called “Odo,” and it also features Ghanaian music superstar Sefa and Nigerian vocalist Goya Menor.
Genna – Story
Genna, the dancehall sensation, has just released ‘Story,’ his second single following the Gennaside EP.
‘Story,’ according to Genna, is a record written from a spiritual state of mind that speaks about Genna’s journey as a musician.
This powerful dancehall tune will be available for streaming/download on all digital music platforms.
Sadiday, one of Ghana’s rising beatmakers, co-produced the song with Webzy, who also mixed and mastered it.
Genna has been in and around the music industry for quite some time, and he is one of the few great up-and-coming artists looking to take the country’s music to the next level.
Genna is looking forward to breaking into the music scene completely with his consistency heading into the summer.
The young gem, who aspires to make an impact on the local music scene, has hinted that he will release his debut studio album and is currently working on a number of songs that will be released prior to the album’s release.
KiDi ft. Mavado – Blessed
With back-to-back successes, including an international collaboration with American rapper Tyga on the remix of his popular song “Touch It,” a successful headline concert at the O2 Academy in the U.K., and more than 40 million cumulative streams for Touch It, KiDi isn’t showing any signs of slowing down this year.
The poster boy of Lynx Entertainment turned to social media a few days ago to reveal a snippet from his second official single of the year, which features Mavado, who is presently affiliated to DJ Khaled’s We The Best label. The teaser garnered enormous traction on social media, receiving a score of reactions from his followers and industry comrades.
On this day, the 30th of June 2022, KiDi officially premieres the Reggaeton-inspired song titled ‘Blessed,’ co-produced by MOG Beatz, KiDi, Jack Knight & SoundmanLos.
Gyakie – For My Baby
Shortly after the release of her debut single from 2022, titled “Something,” award-winning Ghanaian singer-songwriter Jackeline Acheampong, popularly known as Gyakie is treating her fans and listeners to yet another new music.
Her new song ‘For My Baby,’ just like the former titled ‘Something’ will give her soon-to-be-released sophomore extended play a significant boost.
‘For My Baby’ is Gyakie’s second official output of the year following the P.Priime-produced masterpiece ‘Something’.
Smallgod ft. Tory Lanez & Black Sherif – Gidi Gidi
Smallgod connects with American rapper Tory Lanez and Ghanaian sensational Black Sherif for new single ‘Gidi Gidi.’
Following the release of his sophomore album “Connecting the dots,” Ghanaian music executive and singer Smallgod has put out a new track to accompany the tape.
Since making his debut with the song “Simple Instruction,” which featured the Ghanaian band R2Bees, Smallgod has been at the top of his game, producing stunning projects that are an improvement over his earlier work.
Smallgod’s latest release is titled ‘Gidi Gidi’ and it features popular American rapper Tory Lonez along with his previous collaborator Black Sherif.
Timaya – Get My Money Right
Ace Nigerian singer-songwriter, Timaya had a fantastic year, with Cold Outside continuing to rule the global charts and his previous album “Gratitude” receiving numerous nominations throughout the continent nearly two years after its release.
Timaya is currently focused on getting the bread as he builds on all the success with his brand-new song, “Get My Money Right.” Timaya is shown in the song as being squarely focused on his music and Getting His Money Right while avoiding any distractions or criticism from the general public.
Timaya’s third official song of the year, “Get My Money Right,” was produced by the gifted beatmaker and vocalist Spotless. It will act as a follow-up to the previously released “Charger” single, which was produced by Smeez Beatz.
Dremo – Monaco
Dremo ignites new energy as he debuts Monaco, a drill-infused song, to start off the second half of 2022. The rapper is all about his hustle while avoiding bad energy, that much is evident from the statement.
The Niphkeys-produced song “Monaco” is Dremo’s first official single of the year. Director Swag shot and oversaw the making of the Monaco music video.
Ceeza Milli ft. Sammie Ca$h – Paper
Ceeza Milli is one of the musicians who helped pave the way for the phenomenal emergence of the Afrobeats genre, which is now well recognized on a global scale. Ceeza Milli, one of Afrobeats’ best-kept secrets, has collaborated with and written songs for musicians like DJ Cuppy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, and Burna Boy.
With his aptly named debut album, Diamond In The Rough, Ceeza Milli, a hidden treasure on the verge of a full-scale eruption, struck the scene two years ago. He also included frequent colleagues Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, and Terri as guest performers. Following that, Ceeza Milli put out a number of singles that were well-received by both critics and fans.
Ceeza’s latest studio project, Rated, serves as a categorical statement about his current way of life and imminent explosion. The Amemuso Choir is the only featured group on the four tracks on the EP while Ceeza soars over meditative soundscapes.
Ceeza Milli’s songwriting skill is on full display in Rated as the Nigerian musician seamlessly transitions between melodies and glossy beats while maintaining the clarity of his message throughout the twelve-minute EP. Rated demonstrates Ceeza Milli coming into his own and seizing the long-overdue spotlight as one of the top Afrobeats songwriters in the scene right now as well as one of the genre’s most alluring vocalists.