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). Follow and like our playlists on Audiomack , Spotify & Apple Music for weekly updates.
Sarkodie ft. Vic Mensa – Vibration
Following the postponement of his impending studio album ‘No Pressure’, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie compensated his fans with this new song he entitles ‘Vibration’ featuring American rapper, Vic Mensa.
Production credits to Altranova.
BOJ ft. Amaarae & Zamir – Money & Laughter
Member of DRB Lasgidi and Nigerian alte singer, BOJ premieres his keenly awaited new single titled ‘Money & Laughter’.
The song ‘Money & Laughter’ is a bouncy record with Afrobeat sentiments complimented with verses by Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae alongside Nigerian rapper Zamir
This song registers as BOJ’s second official single for the year. It comes after the release of his previous record, ‘Emotions.’
Production credits to Trill.
Bella Shmurda – Soldier Go
Preceding this release, Bella Shmurda on the 2nd of July 2021 released his third single of the year titled ‘Party Next Door‘ which housed under the 8 track-listing ‘High Tension 2.0’ EP.
Bella Shmurda’s “High Tension 2.0” incorporates his signature street appeal and evoking conscious message.
Explaining the creative process behind ‘High Tension’, Bella Shmurda construes ’High Tension’ as a ”new light in a new form, high voltage lightning that strikes against all odds, a star that cannot be stopped from shining and a power that always penetrates.” This powerful imagery symbolizes his journey in music so far and echoes the creation process of this incredible body of work.
Once again, Bella Shmurda undertakes this project all alone, switching to a different style to create an eclectic body of work. This is worth listening to.
Adekunle Gold ft. Lucky Daye – Sinner
Nigerian eclectic singer and songwriter, Adekunle Gold premieres his latest single titled ‘Sinner’ and it features American recording music artist, Lucky Daye.
Produced by Blaize Beatz, ‘Sinner’ serves as Adekunle’s first official single for the year, following the release of his previous single, ‘It Is What It Is.’
Phyno – Bia
The Penthauze frontman delivers an inspirational bop titled ‘Bia’, produced by Masterkraft.
The Cavemen – Selense
Prolific Nigerian highlife boy-band, The Cavemen have added to their plethora of pristine records, the eagerly awaited new single titled ‘Selense’
Kingsley Okorie, a bassist, and Benjamin Okorie, a drummer collectively known as ‘The Cavemen’ have mastered the skill of incorporating contemporary percussions into the old-age highlife music, which appeases both the young and older generation.
Further pursuing their profound love for highlife, the duo fuse different elements of modern rhythms and classic overtones in their latest number ‘Selense’.
The irresistible mid-tempo highlife tune was produced by the duo themselves, with guitars from Segun Adegbamigbe while the song was written by The Cavemen and Mercy Okorie.
Dr. Dolor ft. Buju – Baba Nla
Dr. Dolor Entertainment honcho and Nigerian musical artist, Dr. Dolor augments to his plethora of impressive records, his latest record titled ‘Baba Nla’.
The song ‘Baba Nla’ features the man of the moment, Buju who has contributed immensely to some of the top records trending in Africa currently.
Preceding this release is Dr. Dolor’s 5 track listing EP tagged ‘Wtf Is Dr. Dolor’.
Lord Paper – Headache
After several weeks of teasing his fans with new music, Ghanaian singer-songwriter, Lord Paper keeps to his word as promised.
Following the release of his Kofi Mole and Victoria Kimani assisted ‘Beautiful Day Remix‘, Lord Paper tells a fly-on-the-wall esque incident in his latest single titled ‘Headache’, produced by Gomezbeatz.
Omah lay – Understand
Nigerian rookie of the year, Omah Lay, churns out his first single of the year titled ‘Understand’.
This masterpiece talks about understanding between two parties and its production is fully afro-fusion, which will get you in a mood to groove.
Okese1 – Emuva
Okese1 has released a new song, ‘Emuva’ , an original Amapiano inspired Afrobeat song as he continues his groundbreaking dominance in the Ghanaian music industry.
The ‘Emuva’ song, is a follow up to several hit songs from the artist and his latest song, Emuva, is saddled with a laid-back vibe but has an infectious upbeat punch at the same time, which will put listeners and party steppers in a groovy mood as he lays down the perfect rhymes and schemes on the soon-to be hit song.
The rapper, who was recently in South Africa for holidays has had One great year back to back and the release of Emuva goes a step further in solidifying him as arguably one of Ghana’s pacesetters and consistent artiste post COVID era in the Ghanaian music scene.
Amapiano, began to gain widespread traction in South Africa and It has spread rapidly across regional and international border lines with the genre getting huge media and night life attention all over the world since the early part of 2016.
Okese1’s originally inspired Amapiano song Emuva has a vibe to it, and can be the perfect setting for a breezy afternoon at home, during drive time hours, or a weekending late night setting in the club.
Speaking on the release of his new song, Okese1 said his vacation in South Africa afforded him the opportunity to experience the South African culture and work around on new sounds from the continent and his ability to adapt to different sounds makes him a complete artist, which has become a representation of how the nature of music is evolving.
Emuva as produced by two of arguably Ghana’s brightest producers, Reezy and Moor Sound.