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.
Mr Eazi & Major Lazer “Leg Over (Remix)” ft. French Montana & Ty Dolla $ign
Mr Eazi rolls through with a huge, all-star remix to his massive Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos single, “Leg Over.” Major Lazer lightly rework the production in this new version of the hit, with French Montana and Ty Dolla $ign dropping new verses.
Read about how Mr Eazi is connecting Ghanaian & Nigerian sounds like no one else.
Sarkodie drops 6 music videos from his new album, Highest
Ghanaian star Sarkodie‘s new album, Highest, is a tour de force. The MC told us that he’ll be releasing music videos for all 16 tracks on the album—6 of which he went live with last week. Check out two highlights—”We No Dey Fear” with Jayso and “Ur Waist” featuring Flavour—and watch the rest here.
Make sure you read our interview with one of Africa’s finest rappers about his new album.
Iyanya “Bow For You”
Iyanya shares the music video for his Signature EP highlight, “Bow For You.” The new Mavin Records signee’s single is catchy, romantic, and tailor-made for the dance floor—all moods that this bright new clip shares.
Joey le Soldat “Zambfo”
Burkina Faso’s Joey Le Soldat has been steadily dropping fire for years now. This new video for “Zambfo,” off his upcoming Barka album (due September 22), follows Joey and his friends around secteur 23, the neighborhood of Tanghin in Ouagadougou, where he still lives.
Adonis Bosso “Jungle”
Adonis Bosso is a model-turned-artist out of coming out of Côte D’Ivoire, via Montreal and L.A. “Jungle,” his debut single, plays like a promising blend of acoustic guitar riffs, beats, and a soothing falsetto.