Best New Music is our weekly roundup of fresh and hot releases you ought to listen to. It’s time to update your playlist!
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On the latest instalment of “Best New Music“, we cover hot releases across the Afrobeats & Afropop world, with heavy focus on Nigeria, Ghana, UK and South Africa. There’s something from Sarkodie, M.I, NSG, Nasty C, Master KG, and many more. Enjoy!
Lojay & Sarz ft. Wizkid – LV N ATTN
DJ Neptune & Wande Coal just dropped what is sure to be a Summer 2021 banger.
Dandizzy recently became a social media sensation with his off-the-dome freestyles on the streets of Lagos & Port Harcourt. The PH rapper serves up an official single featuring Bella Shmurda. Listen to “Mbong”.
King M returns to his vintage best with this new cut tagged “All My Life” alongside Oxlade.
Looks like we’re entering the era of female dominance, particularly on the Afro R&B side of things. Aristokrat Records just unveiled their latest signing; a first lady, if you will. Check out Ria Sean‘s coming-out single here.
Even before pushing play, you already know a Sarkodie & Kwesi Arthur collabo will be dope.
Terri – Money ft. Bella Shmurda, Mohbad
Starboy Terri serves up a new cut alongside new school hotshots. Bella Shmurda & Mohbad.
Kcee ft. Peruzzi, Okwesili Eze Group – Hold Me Tight
Kcee is one guy who has reinvented himself multiple times and stayed successful. The success of Cultural Praise – alongside Okwesili Eze Group – means his latest reinvention is one that’ll last for quite some time. Here’s “Hold Me Tight” featuring Peruzzi.
Joeboy – Show Me
Back in February, Joeboy dropped his debut album “Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic“. One of the instant fan faves on it was “Show Me”, so it comes as no surprise that there’s now a video.
A Summer Anthem for sure.
Master KG x David Guetta ft. Akon – Shine Your Light
With Jerusalema taking the whole world by storm in 2020, South African Electro/House superstar, Master KG – alongside David Guetta – features Akon on this new record, Shine Your Light.
Bisa Kdei – Slow
Ghanaian highlife star, Bisa Kdei, surprises everyone with a sensual R&B/Urban song aptly titled “Slow“. He even goes as far as rapping a few bars. And delivers!
NSG – Colonization
UK-based Ghanaian & Nigerian hiphop group, NSG take the conscious route on their latest single and video titled “Colonization.”
Crayon – In Sync
It’s definitely Mavin season with some of their signings currently dominating the charts.
“In Sync” is a record off Crayon’s Twelve AM EP. The alternative visuals just dropped.
Mr Eazi & Dre Skull ft. Popcaan – Sekkle & Bop
Nigerian/Ghanaian Hybrid act, Mr Eazi – alongside Dre Skull – features Jamaican star Popcaan on Sekkle & Bop. As you’d expect, it’s a proper “Rub a Dub style” Dancehall tune.
“Blessed fruit of my womb. Drinker of my milk. Climber of my body.” – Simi on Instagram.
“I’ve done the walk So you can fly” – Adekunle Gold on Instagram.
Both proud parents dedicate this song to their daughter, Adejare, on her 1st birthday.
No one does an S.A-Naija collab better than Niniola. And that’s on period!
“Banky Banky” is off Oskido’s latest EP, Back to the Future.
Mavin Records star Korede Bello is quietly but surely keeping himself firmly on the lips and ears of fans with periodic releases. Here’s fine fine.
Barry Jhay dedicates this new release to his late friend and boss, Kashy Godson.
This one’s going straight to DJ mixes and playlists. Skales and Davido deliver heavy!
Here’s something from Speroach Beatz. The talented producer of Davido’s Assurance steps out of the shadows with his own single “Constantly” featuring DMW bigshots, Mayorkun and Peruzzi.
Africa’s best rapper? Maybe. Nasty C just released another solid rap cut, Best I Ever Had.
Former Choc City rapper A-Q calls this song his “biggest” record to date. Off the “Golden” album, “Breathe” features everyone’s favorite singer, Chike, with a nice video to match.
“Critical” is a record that first appeared on Stonebwoy‘s 2020 album Anloga Junction. It was officially released last month as a single, and now has a video.
And there you have it for this week…
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