Every week we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.
Here’s our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.
French-Cuban twins Ibeyi have been one of our favorite acts out for a few years now. The pair return with “Deathless,” alongside Kamasi Washington, and the announcement of their new album.
Juls “My Wave”
Nigerian-rooted, German singer Ayo shares a beautiful love letter to “African and Jamaican Paris” in her new music video for “Paname.”
Mvroe & Joseph Kiwango “Freaky”
Kenya’s Mvroe and Tanzania’s Joseph Kiwango drop “Freaky,” a perfect summer tune about that special lady. The track also features input from East African Wave’s Hiribae and Ukweli.
The HeavyTrackerz x JME x Donae’o x P Money
Grime production duo The HeavyTrackerz recruit an all-star cast of JME, Donae’o and P Money for the anthemic “Control.”
Patoranking x Diamond Platnumz
Two heavyweights collide in the new music video for Patoranking and Diamond Platnumz‘ addictive collaboration, “Love You Die.”
Shatta Wale x Mr Eazi
Here’s another top-tier collaboration, this time from Ghana’s Shatta Wale and man-of-the-moment Mr Eazi. Hear them calling out all haters above.
Korede Bello x Lil Kesh
Korede Bello taps Lil Kesh for this dance floor jam, “My People,” off his Belloved album.
Olamide quickly follows up the huge success of “Wo!” with his latest, Young John-produced single, “Update!” He might have another smash tune on his hands.
Kobi Onyame Gold
UK-based Ghanaian rapper Kobi Onyame blends highlife influences with hip-hop in his new 11-track album, Gold. Stream it above and grab it everywhere here.
Stonebwoy x Kojo Funds
Ghana’s Stonebwoy connects with Kojo Funds for this dancehall jam, “Falling Again.”