The first quarter of the year 2023 has been met with a plethora of music releases by African artists- at home and in the diaspora. While some have been mundane, others have notably stood out, giving much-needed life to the quarter.
The impressive rollout isn’t about to reach a decline as every week, music consumers get thrilled by brand new songs from their favorite artists.
The eleventh week of the new year is no different, as the week has seen varieties of new and interesting song releases.
And these are ten of the best new songs in Africa at the moment.
Tiwa Savage – Stamina (Feat. Ayra Starr & Young Jonn)
The Queen of Afro-pop, Tiwa Savage teams up with ace Nigerian producer cum singer, Young Jonn, and Mavin female superstar, Ayra starr on the sweet Afro ballad titled, ‘Stamina’. Acclaimed music producer, Magic Sticks (of Asake fame) was in charge of song engineering. ‘Stamina’ is a very impressive record, goosebumps-inducing and all, please do not take our word for it, a listen is all the proof required.
Adekunle Gold – Party No Dey Stop (Feat. Zinoleesky)
Nigerian singers, Adekunle Gold, and Zinoleesky drop a potential party anthem with ‘Party No Dey Stop’. The collaboration is another AG masterclass as he enlists the help of popular producer, Kel-P. Another song for party heads to include in their playlist.
Amaarae – Reckless & Sweet
Ghanaian Alternative singer-songwriter, Amaarae is on the radar once again- after a short hiatus from releasing music. Recently, the singer teased fans with creative visuals giving hints to the release of her Sophomore project, ‘Fountain Baby’, and fans were super happy about the development. Her latest single, “Reckless & Sweet’ is the first single off the upcoming body of work, and it is an ethereal jam.
Elaine – Loving You (Feat. Blxckie)
Popular South African R&B singer, Elaine steps out of her zone and explores lounge/House music on ‘Loving You’ with the help of fellow compatriot, Blxckie. The mid-tempo jam was produced by Isaiah Nkhalo Zuza, under licensing to Columbia records.
Crayon – Chop Life (Feat. Yaba Buluku Boyz)
Mavin signee, Crayon is back again with a club banger titled, ‘Chop Life’. This time, he recruits South Africa’s Yaba Buluku boyz. The Amapiano song which was produced by Dj Tarico is a very catchy record, bound to make you burst a move or two for sure.
Bella Shmurda – Philo Remix (Feat Nasty C)
‘Philo(remix)’ by Bella shmurda is another collaborative effort between Naija and Mzansi. Following his recent drop, ‘Ara’, Bella surprisingly dropped the remix to his hit single, which features gifted South African Rapper, Nasty C.
Jaido P – One of A Kind (Feat. Fireboy DML)
Nigerian singer, Jaido P confesses undying love on his latest single, ‘One of A Kind’ featuring FireboyDML. The Afro-pop the record was released on the 14th of March, 2023, and was produced by both Cracker Mello and North Mix.
Ricky Tyler, Tella Man – Sunday Drive
Ricky Tyler’s ‘Sunday Drive’ takes things down a notch, exploring the ambiance of funk and rhythm and blues. The South African singer sings passionately alongside, Talented Kwazulu natal indigene, Tella man. The record was produced by PlxyGrnd.
Chike – Spell Remix (Feat. Oxlade)
Talented Nigerian singers, Chike and Oxlade compliment each other on the remix of the former’s soft ballad, ‘Spell’. The record was produced by Deeyaso.