For our weekend curation, we have new music, ranging from a single from Wizkid, an album from Omawumi, EP from Yemi Alade, and others.
We try to keep our fingers on the pulse of music from all over Africa and beyond, bringing you exciting songs from talented musicians who are constantly pushing the boundaries of artistry with their music.
Wizkid – Essence (Remix) feat. Justine Bieber & Tems
Nigerian Afrobeats star WizKid tapped Justin Bieber to help remix “Essence,” the song he and Tems released earlier this summer to great acclaim.
The un-remixed song is currently at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Yemi Alade – Queen don come EP
Nigerian prolific songstress Yemi Alade has announced that her new EP will be dropping sooner than we expected.
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The vocal powerhouse who got into the limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, today on the 13th of August 2021, took to her Twitter account today to announce the dropping of her new EP titled ‘Queen don come‘ next week.
Omawunmi – Love deep, High life (Album)
As a follow-up to In Her Feelings EP, Omawumi drops this beautiful ode to the beautiful relationship of marriage, the attraction of love and the greatness of peace.
The Lawyer, singer, wife, and mother makes music that suits her current standing in life and offers young artists an insight into the beauty of her life
Wurld – Spunk and Stamina
Songwriter, singer, and producer, WurlD has given us the perfect weekend vibe with two new singles, Spunk and Stamina.
This is a great comeback from the singer after going silent for a while and now returns with one Afropop and Amapiano jam.
Vector – “Licence”
Talented rapper and singer, Vector storms the scene with a brand new single titled, License.
This new single comes as a follow-up to the remix of his smash hit, Crown Of Clay featuring Khaligraph Jones of Kenya, Dip Doundou Guiss of Senegal, and Ashs The Best of Senegal.
Ayra Starr – “Bloody Samaritan”
Not many saw Ayra Starr coming, but when she arrived, she did so in stunning fashion, showing an appreciation of the alchemical fusion of sounds across generations to create new expressions within pop music.
Her Ayra Starr E.P. put her on a pedestal and it is a position she is aware of on “Bloody Samaritan,” the lead single of her debut album, 19 & Dangerous.
Falz – “Mercy”
Over the last year, without pulling off gimmicks or excessive posturing, Falz has been one of Nigeria’s consistent performers, soundtracking the earlier months of lockdown with “Bop Daddy” and seeing out the year with his Niniola-featuring “Squander.”
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Those tracks have shown an ability to reach into other music styles and put a spin on them to accommodate his often humorous delivery.