Best Music of the Week: Wizkid x Future, Ibeyi, Tiwa Savage & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

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.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Wizkid x Future "Everytime"

Wizkid finally dropped his highly-buzzed about collaboration with Future. The Shizzi-produced "Everytime" is a tad reminiscent of Starboy’s earlier single “Sweet Love,” and it's just as velvety. It was well worth the lengthy wait.

Ibeyi "Me Voy" ft. Mala Rodriguez

French-Cuban twins Ibeyi share the second single from their upcoming album, Ash. In "Me Voy," they connect with Spanish hip-hop artist Mala Rodriguez for their first song entirely sung in Spanish.

Santi "Jungle Fever" ft Odunsi & Genio Bambino

Santi's genre-bending sound has been helping usher in a new Naija music wave. Him and Odunsi's  dancehall jam from last year, "Gangsta Fear," was easily one of our favorite songs of 2016.  The two artists connect again for the intoxicating "Jungle," which also features Genio Bambino.

Two big features from Tiwa Savage

The 'Queen of Afrobeats' herself, Tiwa Savage, popped up in two big singles. The first sees her link up with Mavin Records resident DJ Big N and Burna Boy for the head-nodder, "Anything." The second is "Pose," another dance floor-aimed single featuring DJ Xclusive.

Ice Prince x Olamide x Mr. Jollof "Owonikoko"

Ice Prince and YBNL head honcho Olamide recruit none-other-than Mr. Jollof for their highly-addictive new track, "Owonikoko."

Stonebwoy "Falling Again" ft. Kojo Funds

Ghanaian reggae-dancehall star Stonebwoy connects with Kojo Funds in the new music video for their joint single "Falling Again." Check out the WOWA-directed clip.

Nezi Momodu Seasons

Nezi Momodu, the Nigerian MC who we've called the queen of freestyles, has just released her 27-track project, Seasons. She describes it as "a journey through the Seasons of my life. Through the turmoil and the discovery, on the journey to self actualization."

TrapFunk&Alivio x Kashaka

Kashaka comes through with a potent blend of baile funk, trap, and afrobeats. "Tropa Do Jogador"  is a collaboration with Brazilian collective TrapFunk&Alivio, Bahiano rapper MC Sagat and Nigerian rapper Teekay Tha Newborn.

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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Courtesy of Jojo Abot.

Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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