Every week, we highlight the best releases through our best music of the week section, Songs you need to hear. Here’s our roundup of the best tracks and music videos that have fallen on our desks.
If you like these music lists, you can also check our Top songs of the month columns following Nigerian, Ghanaian, East African and South African music.
Wizkid “Bad For Me”
Assistant released a music video for their Amapiano-infused single “Bad To Me”. The new video adds several layers to the overall feel-good vibe of the record “Bad To Me” highlights the Afrobeats star’s vocal versatility and penchant for a catchy beat. The sensual song was produced in collaboration by P2J and Samy Sosowho also worked on Made in Lagos album. The record is a combustible climax of seductively high energy with heavy Amapiano notes.
Tinariwen “To History”
Tinariwen announced the reissue of their album from the early 90s Kel Tinariwen, a record originally released in Mali on cassette only. His first single “À L’Histoire” is a disc enhanced by the elastic acoustics of percussion and guitar and a hypnotizing voice reminiscent of 80s synth-pop.
Young Jonn ‘Love Is Not Enough, Vol. 2’
Young John returns with his second project Love Is Not Enough, Vol. 2. The release builds on the previous hit power of singles like the “Dada” remix with davido and “Xtra Cool,” adding standout new tracks like the addictive “If You Leave,” which is making the rounds due to its hit potential. Listen above.
Moliy ‘Honey Doom’ EP
Exciting Ghanaian-American entertainer Molly– who you might know best from “Sad Girlz Luv Money” – released their new 8-song EP Honey Doom. The project is full of colorful explorations and features collaborations with Juls, Moonchild Sanelly, P.Prime and more.Read our recent interview with Moliy here.
African “How Far”
US-based Nigerian Afro-R&B singer African shares a groovy and mesmerizing new single in the form of “How Far”. The sultry song blends afrobeats and jazz elements for a hazy creation that showcases African’s sweet vocals. Enter that jam above, you’ll have it on repeat.
Dj Tarico “Abre o Canal” ft. Yuri Da Cunha
from Mozambique DJ Tarico follows his assist on Mr. Eazi’s “Patek” with another amapiano banger in “Abre o Canal” (“Open the Doors”), a dark and energetic new track that’s sure to set dance floors ablaze across the continent. The song also features equally celebratory vocals from Youri Da Cunha.Listen above.
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