The second quarter of the year is already looking bright for African music. African artists are steadily pushing the boundaries and changing the narratives of African music.
The Fifteenth week of the new year saw new and exciting music releases from some of the finest artists in the continent.
Here are ten of our finest New Music Africa picks, do enjoy.
Olamide – Trumpet (Feat. Ckay)
Popular Nigerian Rapper and YBNL label boss, Olamide treated his fans to a new single titled ‘Trumpet’. The mid-tempo jive also includes self-acclaimed ‘Africa’s favorite Boyfriend, Ckay. The single was produced by genius music producer, Prime. A beautiful song designed for ultra purposes.
Just A Band – echo: dawn (EP)
Seasoned Kenyan Band, Just A Band releases a sonic beauty titled ‘echo:dawn.’ The alternative band stays trusts the distinctive lo-fi style that has earned them a following since 2008. The track is off the soundtrack for a Movie titled ‘Echo’.
Focalistic & M.J – Baja Ko Pele (Feat. Xduppy, ShaunMusiq, Ftears)
Popular South African, Hit-maker and record producer, Focalistic delivers yet another Amapiano tune and potential anthem titled Baja Ko Pele. The record features ShaunMusiq, M.J., Xduppy, and Ftears– a rewarding assemblage.
Wande Coal – Let Them Know
Legendary Nigerian singer, Wande Coal drops his second single of the year. The Afrobeats score is titled, ‘Let Them Know’. He once again satisfies the thirsty palettes of his ever-growing fan base with this energetic bop.
E.L- Chop Life
Veteran hip-life artiste, E.L makes a formidable return to the Ghanaian music scene after a lengthy hiatus with his new release titled, ‘Chop Life.’ The single is a feel-good record that simply talks about having a swell time devoid of bad energy. The record was produced by E.L himself.
Haifa Wehbe – Ee’Mel Share
Popular Egyptian singer, Haifa Wehbe delivers a soothing ballad in her newest sonic rendition, ‘Ee’Mel Share’. The eclectic song is a soundtrack for a movie titled, ‘Ramsis Paris’.
Sauti Sol – Tujiangale (EP)
Mega East African Boy-band, Sauti Sol are back after a short break from music-making. They make a scintillating comeback via a four-track Extended play titled, ‘Tujiangale.’ The Short album features guest acts such as Khaligraph Jones, Nviiri The storyteller, Buruklyn Boyz, and a few others to crown it as a round East African affair.
Libianca, Becky G- People Remix
Rave of the moment, Libianca enlists Latina singer, Becky G on the remix of her breakthrough hit, ‘People’. The Cameroonian singer is taking advantage of the song’s longevity and relevance; further seeking to explore the Hispanic thresholds. The Hispanic remix is just as sweetly delivered as its Nigerian counterpart.
Bad Boy Timz – I Salute (Feat. Zlatan)
Nigerian singer and songwriter Bad Boy Timz releases a new record titled, ‘I Salute’ which features popular Nigerian rapper, Zlatan Ibile. The song is a catchy bop designed for easy listening.
Ground Up Chale, Alba Bwoy, Kimati- Body Type
Body Type is a new song by Ghanaian singer, and rapper, Ground Up Chale which features Alba Bwoy, and Kimati. The Afrobeats-themed song is an earworm.