Love is in the air and some of it borders clownery and being wrongfully used, be careful in these streets… Here are our Top picks of the new songs from across the continent this week.
A relatable groovy song about being unapologetically used. Omah Lay beautifully tells a story about how he was used by his woman, tries to understand her reasons and at some point, gives in to the pain and refuses to find reason with her and rains curses on her.
Muzi – Fool’s Love ft BlackRose (SA)
Muzi’s funky new single is about his yearning for a lady’s love that borders clownrey, as the said lady is in another relationship.
Show Dem Camp – Tycoon ft Reminisce, MOJO (NG)
Off their freshly released album ‘Clone Wars Vol. 5 – Algorhythm’ is Show Dem Camp’s Tycoon featuring rap powerhouses Reminisce and MOJO on which they rap with braggadocio about their stance as top boys in the music scene.
Boondocks Gang – Sijazoeva Ivo ft Rekles, Guzman, VJ CHRIS (KE)
Kenya’s Gengetone music group are back with another dubstep inspired song in their usual mellow tone of delivery and sexual lyrics. Sijazoeva Ivo is a song about being used to having their pick of women’s bodies to play with and throwing shots at other men who are jealous of them.
BOJ – Money & Laughter ft Amaarae, Zamir (NG)
An infectious Afropop song infused with R&B elements. BOJ’s sultry voice is met by Amaarae’s angelic voice and Zamir’s hot tipped delivery as they weave this beautiful song about their interests.
Dj Kwamzy – Celebrate ft Sango, Anita, Jaxson (GH)
Dj Kwamzy features Sango, Anita and Jaxson on ‘Celebrate’, a beautiful love song off his Amapiano To the World Vol. 2 EP on which they express their desires for their love interests.
Adekunle Gold – Sinner ft Lucky Daye (NG)
A classic mid-tempo song about forbidden love. Adekunle Gold confesses his love for a certain ‘Sheba’ whom he finds it hard to stay away from.
Tshego – Only If You Like That (SA)
South Africa’s Tshego shares this sensual tune, telling his muse of all the crazy things he would do to her in bed if she’s down for it.
The kings of highlife music in Nigeria are back with Selense, a melodious love song with a very catchy hook designed to have you shaking your body with palmwine in hand.
Bella Shmurda – Soldier Go (NG)
Off his debut album ‘High Tension’, Soilder Go’s production leans fully into the beats from the traditional Yoruba talking drum riddled beat as Bella Shurmda paints you a mellow melodious picture of what love looks like for him.
Youssou N’dour – Raise Your Hand ft Nomcebo Zikode, Pheelz, Moinina, Reekadobanks, Teni, London Community Gospel Choir (SE)
Anyone need upliftment? Youssou N’dour alongside powerful voices from South Africa, Nigeria and London put seemingly simple words and melody into a rich and deeply felt tune.