Best New Music: Davido - Timaya - Umu Obiligbo - Omah Lay - Sarkodie - Darkovibes
Here's this week's roundup of best new afrobeats songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene.
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Here's a selection of some of the best songs, albums and projects released in the past week. Hot picks include Davido's #ABT album, Darkovibes "The Cornerstone" EP, Timaya, Sarkodie, Peruzzi, Umu Obiligbo, Alpha P, Yemi Alade, and many more.
Davido - The Best ft. Mayorkun
Davido's "A Better Time" album is what everyone's listening to right now, with so many bangers in it. In spite of all the heavy tunes, including international collabos with the likes of Nicki Minaj, the current consensus is that Mayorkun dropped the album's hardest verse on "The Best".
Davido - Holy Ground ft. Nicki Minaj
She call me brother. I call her sister too!
Mama so fine, she get like 6 tattoos.
If she was a city, she be Timbuktu.
My Holy Ground wey me I run to.
How many of you caught the "Timbuktu" and "Holy Ground" reference. For those who don't know, Mali's capital, Timbuktu was seen as the “holy ground” of Islam in Africa in the 15th and 16th Century. The religion spread across the continent from there.
Perennial hitmaker Timaya is set to drop his new album, Gratitude, shortly. As a lead-up to the release, he put out a fresh joint "Gra Gra". This is vintage Timaya is his full Afro-Reggae element.
With a new album on the horizon, DMW act Peruzzi dishes out a contender for "December Jam" with Isolova.
Put on your dancing shoes for this one!
Umu Obiligbo - Oga Police ft. Zoro
Indigenous Igbo power duo, Umu Obiligbo have just served up their latest album, Signature (Ife Chukwu Kwulu). The whole project is a vibe, giving off a healthy dose of Highlife rhythms & melodies.
These guys have been hard at work lately, appearing on Jaywon's "Inside Life" video, as well as Larry Gaaga's new record "Doubting Thomas" alongside Davido.
Abobbi, Umu Obiligbo sabi d tin.
Yemi Alade - I Choose You ft. Dadju
With Yemi Alade set to release her latest album, "Empress", she gives us a glimpse of what to expect by featuring French-Congolese superstar Dadju on the record "I Choose You".
Darkovibes - Pree We ft. Humble Dis
If you vibed to jams like "Inna Song", "Confirmed" and "Come My Way", then you're definitely a Darkovibes fan. The Ghanaian act just dropped a new body of work tagged "The Cornerstone". You should def check it out.
Amaarae - Jumping Ship ft. Kojey Radical & Cruel Santino
Ghanaian-American singer, Amaarae is the toast of the town in Alté circles right now, thanks to her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.
My favorite song off the album is "Jumping Ship". The video is currently streaming exclusively on Apple Music.
Alpha P ft. PsychoYP - Vibe With Me
Alpha P's new project, Wolves & Mustangs Vol. 1, hit the internet over the weekend.
My quick pick is "Vibe With Me" feat. PsychoYP. Check on it.
Chike lends his voice to the #EndSARS movement with this moving piece.
We must never forget what happened on October 20, 2020 at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos, Nigeria.
Omah Lay - Damn (Remix) ft. 6lack
Omah Lay's first foray into the international market is a near-perfect remix to his 2020 hit song "Damn" featuring American Urban star, 6lack. There's also an unmissable "Cricket Remix".
The Warner Records signee is set to drop the "What Have We Done" EP this Friday, Nov. 20!
Sarkodie - Happy Day ft. Kuami Eugene
Now, THIS is a jam! Sarkodie & Kuami Eugene team up to deliver a beautiful song with an uplifting message.
Joy joy joy
I dey give you praise oh bra, oh bra, oh bra, ooh
Joy joy joy
You deserve all the Glory bra, oh bra, oh bra, ooh
Worlasi & Drvmroll - Kilode ft. Wes7ar 22
Off the just-released "DIOS" EP comes the lead track "Kilode" by Ghanaian duo, Worlasi & Drvmroll featuring Wes7ar 22.
And there you have it for this week...
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