A carefully curated list of raw, soulful, and exhilarating sound bites by the defiant African youth for the no-nonsense youth. Listen to these artistes.
SGaWD – Savage Bitch Juice EP (NG)
You know we love our female emcees on this side, and SGaWD is one of our new favorites that’s redefining the game, one release at a time. The rapper-cum-singer-songwriter has freshly released her debut EP, a super pack of exhilarating sound bites to empower the beautiful baddies out here. Themed on self-assuredness, dissociation from bad vibes and an ever-present readiness to party, Savage Bitch Juice is music for the ladies that exude main character energy, and we are all for that.
Yaw Tog – Sei Mu (GH)
Yaw Tog has a potential Christmas hit on his hands with this song! Sei Mu slaps like that sly recruiter from Squid Games! It’s groovy, catchy feel will have you hooked even when you’ve got somewhere to be. The Khendi Beatz-produced track opens up with what seems like a reggae intro and segues into a hardcore trap bounce as Yaw Tog calls for his money. This is elite mosh-pit music and we can’t wait to see how people turn up to this in December.
Fancy Fingers – How I Met Your Mama (KE)
Sauti Sol guitarist, Fancy Fingers shares a new soulful single ahead of his forthcoming solo album, ‘Father Studies’. In this melodious diaristic song, he drives a beautiful narration about how a Burundian woman meets her lover and they set out on a journey to build an enviable love life and a peaceful, progressive home front.
Buju – Sorry I’m Late EP (NG)
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the long awaited Buju, to your ears. The young man bares his reality and boasts his exceptional songwriting skills on this project. Opening with a short biographical record, he …himself and reminds us of his fiery singing talents, moving to a smooth track about his motivations to hustle despite obstacles. The EP takes an interesting turn on the Rexxie-produced Kilometer, as he demands to be paid what he’s worth. The rest of the project balances out the deviation and re-introduces the usual feel-good Buju sound that we all know and love. We accept Buju’s apology because this project was worth the wait.
La Même Gang – Bo Nsam & Gyegye Meso ft Darkovibes, $pacy, RJZ, Kiddblack (GH)
Ghanaian hip-hop group makes a comeback into the scene with two new singles, after a long break due to an alleged misunderstanding that saw two members leave the group. ‘Bo Nsam’, which means clap, is a signature tune of the group and ‘Gyegye Meso’ is a groovy Afrobeats track on which the artistes flex their vocals as they serenade their muse.
Wanja Wohoro – Built For You (SA)
South African indie-soul songwriter Wanja Wohoro shares a new folk tune about the realities surrounding racism and how it is prevalent everywhere, sending a subtle message to the ones in power who created, run and uphold the racism culture.
Cherrie – Stockholm i natt (SO)
Swedish singer of Somali descent, Cherrie, shares new soulful version of Peter Jöback’s 2010 hit single ‘Stockholm i natt’. Stockholm tonight is a record about the tear jerking beauty of the city of Stockholm on a dark, windy night.