At the end of every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks in a Weekend Playlist for you.
Popcaan x Davido “My Story”
The first single to South African singer Shekhinah’s upcoming album is a mixture of pop, R&B, soul and EDM, a formula that has proven to work magically for the singer.
Wale x Wizkid x Major Lazer x Dua Lipa
Shatta Wale “Dem Confuse”
Ghanaian star Shatta Wale drops the booming new single, and video, for his latest, “Dem Confuse.”
Mvroe & Joseph Kiwango “Love”
Mvroe is one of the young acts crafting the new sounds of Nairobi as part of the EA Wave collective. The Kenyan artist links up with Joseph Kiwango to deliver the vocals for this absolute head-nodder, “Love,” which was produced by EA Wave’s Hiribae and Ukweli. Grab the track now on iTunes.
Juls “Early” ft. Maleek Berry & Nonso Amadi
Juls connects with Maleek Berry and Nonso Amadi for this grooving serenade to morning romances, “Early.”
Starboy also dropped the Del B-produced loose single “Craving.” How are you guys liking Wizkid‘s post-Sounds From The Other Side drops?
Vumomsé “Man Made God” feat. Mokambe
Vumomsé delivers his latest afro-gospel dance floor jam, “Man Made God,” featuring Mokambe. The track’s available now on iTunes.
Patty Monroe “Reminiscing”
South African rapper Patty Monroe loses the bars for melodies on her latest video single from her debut album Malatjie. She muses on a relationship from the past, and the music—a minimalistic cloudy instrumental—is fitting.
D’banj x The Fedz
The Kokomaster links up with London-based outfit The Fedz for this addictive electro-house jam, “Comment Ca Va.”
Stogie T “Son of a Soldier”
South African lyricist Stogie T released the music video for “Son of a Soldier,” a song in which he pays tribute to her freedom fighter mother. The song is the closest you can get to boom-bap on the rapper’s latest self-titled release.
Olamide drops the official music video for “Wo!!,” a track that’s looking to spark one of Nigeria’s latest dance crazes. Dare you not to move to this one!
2Baba “Gaga Shuffle”
2Baba introduces a new dance move and jumps on the ‘pon pon’ sound in his new single “Gaga Shuffle.”
Ali That Dude “Midnight”
Ali That Dude’s latest single is another one in which he doesn’t rap, but sings throughout, and we are here for it. “Midnight” is stripped down, and Ali doesn’t behind any effects, but lets his vocals lead over sinewy pads. A great pillow talk backdrop 😉