Mid tempo love songs, fire hip-hop tracks and a sprinkle of positivity and self love, on this week’s playlist update.
Yeah, we need some good loving and peace of mind, just like Muzi and The Temple on this bop! It’s dance vibes sprinkled with classic Muzi’s morden yet old skool delivery on this track.
‘Don’t let them hurt you in any way’…Angelique Kidjo admonishes powerfully on Mother Nature, a fresh release ahead of her highly anticipated album. She sings to remind you to not let anything get the best of you. African music at its finest, with some traditional strings, shakes and drums coming through in the production, doing justice to the theme of the song.
Off Lojay and Sarz’ freshly released joint is this mid-tempo jam about needing love and attention. Wizkid delivered, as always and the drums! oh the drums! The entire beat proves the point that Sarz is definitely not anyone’s mate.
It’s exciting to experience an upsurge in the release of fire hooks to rap songs in the Nigerian music scene. ‘All My Life’ is one of those. A beautiful love song to serenade the person that you’re in love with.
South Africa’s Boity packs the remix of her popular song 018’s Finest with some of SA’s coolest hip-hop acts on the scene, this track pays homage to her hometown and is off her debut album ‘4436’.
Shall we have this dance?
Beautiful, melodious and groovy, Chris Kaiga has his dancing shoes on and he’s got one ask… with his very cajoling delivery and sensual assist from Mutoriah, you wouldn’t say no to the dance.
‘That’s a crown on my head don’t touch that’… That’s the ENERGY you need to exude as an African and TOBi sums it all up properly on this song.
Another fire drop from Sarkodie as he builds up to his incoming album ‘No Pressure’. Featuring Kwesi Arthur who samples George Darko ‘Odo Colour‘ for the catchy hook. They are all on about their melanin muse driving them crazy.
From no where! We bet you didn’t see this coming… the rhythm & flow paired with the art direction for the cover gives us a guns and (literal) roses vibe. Nasty C wrote this for this love, a couple bars and melody filled with reassurance.
A laid back hip hop track on which Octopizzo raps to inform us that he is the Don. The Kenyan super star opts for the slow reassured bop flow style on this interlude that gives it a a classic hip-hop air.
This Mayorkun and Peruzzi combination is everything you would expect it to be. They both sing about making efforts to make their muses see that their love is genuine.
To the Cape Verdean musical islands for this…
The melodic chants at the beginning, the dreamy tone of June Freedom’s voice and the catchy chorus will keep you focused on this song till the end.
Young Jonn works with KiDi as they both try to articulate their love for love on a blend of mellow afro sounds cutting across Nigeria & Ghana.