The 5 Best Afrobeat/Afropop Albums Of November 2022

The noteworthy albums released in November included Sarkodie’s ‘Jamz’ EP ”, Wizkid’s long-length studio project “More Love Less Ego”, Kwabena Kwabena’s amazing ‘Fa Me Sa’ body of work, and more. The frenzy that surrounded each of these albums was a clear indication that they were among the most anticipated musical releases of the year.

The albums that we at DC Leakers selected for this month’s top five are only a handful of them.


Have A Look Below.

Sarkodie – JAMZ

Afrobeats, R&B, Amapiano, and tropical pop are among the elements that the renowned Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie lets loose on his 2022 album JAMZ, a 10-track-list body of work.

“It’s influenced by the new wave of Afrobeats and the sounds coming out of Africa,” Sarkodie explained in an interview with Apple Music.

“When the album started being recorded, I realized these are back-to-back, commercially good, playlist-type records—so this project combines all sorts of jams in one.”

Celebrating the good things in life through his trademark flows, the Tema-native taps Black Sherif, Lojay, King Promise, Kranium, Cina Soul, Oxlade, BNXN, Inkboy, and Joeboy to layer these tracks with balmy hooks and infectious melodies.


Wendy Shay – Enigma

Wendy Shay creates a captivating musical work that explores the theme of a captivating love story in Enigma. Following the increasing popularity of her precursory release, “Heaven,” the seventh single housed under this project, the Ghanaian singer releases a seven-track extended play. In the seven tracks of “Enigma,” Wendy Shay explores multiple aspects of a love tale without any help or additional features. Her remarkable compositional talent makes it clear that she has strength as a soloist.

The EP ‘Enigma’ is sure to hook you after the first listen as most of the tracks on the project have replay value.

Wizkid – More Love Less Ego

Ten years on from Wizkid’s debut single, 2020 witnessed the Nigerian’s coronation as an undisputed Afrobeats icon. Global names including Justin Bieber and Damian Marley as well as emerging ones helped Wizkid’s fourth album Made in Lagos strike a sonic balance to electrify bases at home and overseas, and unlocked fresh dimensions to his signature Afro-fusion. “That was where I’m from. And now you know it’s time for me to show the world what else we actually need at this moment,” Wizkid tells Apple Music. “And that’s a whole lot of love. I’m reminding myself, reminding the world, and reminding everybody.”

On More Love, Less Ego, the task is made smoother with P2J again by his side. Their percussive, midtempo palette makes for a rich, winning combo, and the duo lean into it here—with Wizkid’s pillowy vocals and the bright, unifying themes of passion and celebration the ideal complements. But, as the title suggests, a more emotionally exposed artist emerges across the album’s 13 tracks. “All the time, I want to show up as my highest self,” he says. “I’m really trying to show how God has blessed me with this talent and what I can do with it. And I’m here on earth to take this to the highest of my abilities.” As Wizkid’s Grammy-nominated

“Essence” galvanised the thrilling rise of Tems, on “2 Sugar”—a sultry, toe-tapping duet—Ayra Starr is the beneficiary of the Starboy’s magic touch. And it’s far from the only inspired collaboration. Wizkid’s cultural crosswinds take in talent including Jamaica’s breakout stars Shenseea and Skillibeng (“Slip N Slide”) and British Nigerians Skepta and Naira Marley (“Wow”) in a confident show of the diaspora’s effortless genre-fusing. Amapiano, meanwhile, is also explored on album highlight “Plenty Loving”—indicating another rich area for Wizkid to mine in the future. “I’ve been in the clubs for the past couple months—travelling, doing shows, touring,” he says. “Of course, I’ve been partying to amapiano. I’ve been making that [sound] for years, with [DJ] Maphorisa back in South Africa. So I’ve made what I really love and just put it out there. I can do amapiano, I can do music from Mali, I can do sounds from anywhere, I’m African.”


Strongman – Buokrom Boy

Ghanaian A-list rapper, Osei Kwaku Vincent, better known globally as Strongman has satisfied hungry fans with his latest EP dubbed, Buokrom Boy.

The prolific rap sensation has under the auspices of his Strong Empire Label sorted fans out with his highly anticipated 7-track EP.

Finally, fans get to feed on multiple commercial square meals ranging from the already released ‘Sing Your Name’ jam featuring Mr Drew, King You Wanna Be featuring Efya, Yente featuring Medikal, Dreams, and Sika Ne Odo featuring Sista Afia.

Other tracks on the EP include Goated & Ekwan! It’s a holistic masterpiece with something for everyone from the Afrobeats lovers jam right down to the indigenous bass lines and slashing high hats of a dope hip hop tune.

The Buokrom Boy EP translated to mean ‘Stonecity’ is named after a famed neighborhood in Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region where Strongman hails from.

He takes listeners right back to his roots where it all began and gives a taste of what indigenous music sounds like from his hometown with the fusion of the Adowa rhythm and his dope bars.

Kwabena Kwabena – Fa Me Saa

Highlife legend Kwabena Kwabena releases his much anticipated sixth studio album titled Fa Me Saa.

The prolific writer and dynamic singer whose silky voice and enticing melodies have appealed to fans for over a decade have released on this day, 11 November a new body of work.

Christened ‘Fa me Saa’, the new album is a 14-tracked project that extended 8 invitations to other acts to feature on. Adding a contemporary feel and a youthful audience to this album features rappers Yaw Tog, Kofi Jamar ,Tulenkey and D Black.

A quartet of singers on the album also are Trigmatic, Sefa, and lynx label mates Kidi and Adina. Surprisingly dancehall heavyweight and African superstar Shatta Wale was also featured on the album which has been made available on all digital streaming platforms.

The star-studded tracklist boasts of songs like Sweetie, Focus, and Konkonsa among many others.

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