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).
Conforming to the expected has never been Amaarae’s strong suit. And it should come as no surprise that the Ghanaian American artist would create a sonic otherworld where the trappings of R&B, hip-hop, Afropop, punk and alternative rock mesh with globe-trotting instrumentation and exist harmoniously without question on her album Fountain Baby. The result? A culmination of what a transnational pop star is in 2023—boundless.
Fountain Baby lends its credence to Amaarae’s continued quest for growth and mastery, but not in a contrived way. There are pockets of carefully crafted yet carefree melodies like the dreamy “Angels in Tibet” and sultry “Reckless & Sweet”. On “Counterfeit”, the singer-songwriter swiftly glides with confidence on production by KZ Didit that’s reminiscent of an early-2000s movie soundtrack. “Wasted Eyes” opens with a quick koto solo and progresses as Amaarae soliloquises about a wounded romance.
The 14-track solo project pushes the ante of its 2020 predecessor, The Angel You Don’t Know, towards newer heights.
The most recent single from Tiwa Savage, “Pick Up,” is expected to top the charts once more, confirming her status as one of the most renowned female singers in the Afrobeat fraternity.
Blaisebeatz’s production, with its contagious energy and inventiveness, has the potential to be a big success. Additionally, a thrilling music video shot in Brazil is something fans should anticipate.
With her extraordinary talent and celebrity status, Tiwa Savage continues to enthrall audiences.
With his most recent song, “A1 (Feeling Disorder),” Nigerian musician and Marlian Music poster boy Zinoleesky has given in to audience demand. Zinoleesky’s adventurous talent is on display in this single, which incorporates explicit lyrics and highlights his flexibility.
Niphkeys produced the song, which is backed by a visually stunning music video directed by TG Omori. Zinoleesky continues to attract listeners and secure his status in the Nigerian music scene with this release.
Ghanaian singer-songwriter Baaba J is making waves with her latest extended play (EP), “Okay Baby, Let’s Do This.” Baaba J, known for her completely different style and use of the Ga language in her music, produces a seven-track masterpiece that highlights her artistic prowess and cultural background.
“Okay Baby, Let’s Do This” is an engrossing musical adventure that highlights Baaba J’s songwriting prowess and vocal range. She skillfully blends parts of afrobeats, highlife, and Ga traditional music in each track, producing a genuinely immersive and vivid listening experience.
Listeners are welcomed to enter Baaba J’s universe as they immerse themselves in the seven tracks of “Okay Baby, Let’s Do This,” which are loaded with colorful melodies, irresistible rhythms, and heartfelt storytelling. It is a testimonial to her artistic vision and leaves an indelible impression on everyone who listen.
Nigerian Afrobeat artist and songwriter, Reekado Banks has released a hot new record for his followers and listeners. Following up on his prior hit, “Holla Me,” Reekado Banks enlists Adekunle Gold and Maleek Berry for “Feel Different.”
This excellent duet is a wonderful addition to Reekado Banks’ illustrious catalog.
Talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Simi has won over admirers with the release of her new song, “Stranger.” The song portrays the feelings of someone who is madly in love with someone who doesn’t feel the same way about them in a gripping tale of unrequited love. Simi’s moving lyrics and beautiful vocals bring the story to life and highlight her extraordinary storytelling talent.
The song “Stranger” provides evidence of Simi’s talent as a musician and her capacity to write moving and accessible songs. With this latest release, the gifted artist’s fans can look forward to an emotional trip through the power of music.
Ghanaian Asakaa rapper Jay Bahd follows up his previous smash song, “Fire,” featuring label mate O’Kenneth with another likely top-charting song. Jay Bahd shared song teasers on his various social media sites before the song was officially released, and they gained a lot of interest. To keep up with the pace of the song he titles Odo, he eventually releases the complete audio. His label colleague Skyface SDW is featured in the song “Odo.”
With his most recent album, “Love & Trust,” Nigerian artist Iyanya has continued to make waves in the music industry. Iyanya has just dropped a brand-new EP with six songs after the success of his duet with BNXN on the song “Sinner.”
The EP includes the already popular ‘Sinner’ and opens with the single ‘Love & Trust,’ which features Joeboy. Iyanya’s skill and range as a singer and songwriter are on full display in the song “Love & Trust.”
Iyanya establishes himself as a major player in the Nigerian music industry with the release of this new body of work. The ‘Love & Trust’ EP will serve fans with an enthralling musical experience.
Prepare to be captivated by the musical genius of fast-rising Ghanaian artist, Baka Dabri. With an uncanny ability to seamlessly blend genres, Baka Dabri has once again asserted his talent and creativity in his latest masterpiece.
On February 24th, 2023, he unleashed his highly anticipated second extended play, aptly titled “Hear Me Out.”
This 5-track EP is a testament to Baka Dabri’s unwavering commitment to excellence, as he consistently delivers stellar numbers that defy expectations. “Hear Me Out” has taken the music scene by storm since its release, and one track, in particular, stands out amidst the impressive lineup— the infectious anthem, “PWLS“ (Person Wey Like Something).
“PWLS” is a love-infused melody that delves into the depths of a man’s yearning for a passionate romance with a woman who is underappreciated by her current lover. Will she embrace the love she truly deserves or settle for less? It’s not a work of fiction; it’s a reflection of real-life experiences. Baka Dabri’s storytelling prowess shines through in every note, painting a vivid picture that resonates with listeners on a profound level.
Baka Dabri’s ability to craft compelling narratives is just one facet of his immense talent. His melodies effortlessly glide through various musical landscapes, showcasing his versatility and command over different genres. With every release, he solidifies his position as an artist to watch, deserving of our unwavering support.
As the echoes of “Hear Me Out” reverberate through our souls, it’s evident that Baka Dabri is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. His dedication to his craft and his unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional music sets him apart from the crowd. With each new project, he pushes boundaries and raises the bar, leaving us eagerly anticipating what he has in store next.
Baka Dabri’s “Hear Me Out” EP is not just a collection of songs; it’s an evidence to his artistry and his ability to create a sonic experience that transcends boundaries. As we embark on this musical journey with him, let’s rally behind this extraordinary talent and witness the rise of a true musical maestro. Baka Dabri is here to stay, and his impact on the industry is bound to be legendary.
With the release of his most recent track, “Ojapiano,” Nigerian rapper Kcee is able to capitalize on his current momentum. This engaging song expertly combines the traditional Oja music sounds with the contagious Amapiano beats to create a global synthesis. Jaysynths’ production of “Ojapiano” prepares Kcee for an exciting year ahead, with more Ojapiano music in the pipeline.
This song, which comes after his productive cooperation on “Dum Dum,” demonstrates his dedication to producing captivating music in 2023.
There you have it, these are the 10 Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week.
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