Featuring Sarkodie x Vic Mensa, Adekunle Gold x Lucky Daye, Phyno, Azekel x Lady Donli and more.
Every week, we highlight the top releases 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.
Sarkodie 'Vibration' ft. Vic Mensa
Ghanaian heavyweight rapper Sarkodie connects with Vic Mensa, who has been collaborating with other Ghana names like Stonebwoy and Kwesi Arthur recently, for the new song and Babs-directed video for "Vibration." Hear them both go in over triumphant horns above.
Adekunle Gold 'Sinner' feat Lucky Daye
Nigerian Afropop star Adekunle Gold comes through with his brand new single "Sinner," the latest taste from his upcoming album due this fall. In "Sinner," Adekunle goes in over a historical story of love and lust. "Weirdly, I was thinking about King David and Bathsheba's sexcapade and thought it'd make a beautiful song," he mentions The Marcel Akunwata-produced notably features Lucky Daye.
Azekel 'Dupe' (Lady Donli Remix)
British-Nigerian Azekel turned heads earlier this year with the drop of "Dupé." He's now sharing a grooving new remix of that track featuring the buzzing Lady Donli. "I wanted a female perspective on the song, especially because it's about being thankful for the presence of the feminine in life," Azekel mentions.
Phyno shares the new visuals for "BIA," an uplifting track produced by the one and only Masterkraft. The Nigerian artist is in a praiseful mood in this one, as he thanks God for his blessings in both Igbo and English.
Muzi 'Fools Love' ft BlackRose
South Africa's Muzi comes through with the creepy music video for "Fools Love" featuring BlackRose. The music video, which is inspired by the horror film It, sees Muzi being "clowned" by his pursuit for an unrequited love, a press statement explains.
The Cavemen 'Selense'
Nigeria's The Cavemen share an addictive highlife tune in the shape of "Selense." Get into this romantic jam above and try to not move to it.
Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.
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