The 5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Asake, Black Sherif, Joeboy, Amémé and more

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column, Songs You Need to Hear. Here's our round-up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks.

If you like these music lists, you can also check out our Best Songs of the Month columns following Nigerian, Ghanaian, East African and South African music.

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Oscars Honor Late South African Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

The Academy's Jonas Gwangwa Music Composition Initiative has officially kicked off in the late star's honor.

Late South African trombonist Jonas Gwangwa's star continues to shine, as The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's program in his honor announces its inaugural participants. In association with Mercury Studios, the Jonas Gwangwa Music Composition Initiative is a UK-based opportunity for Black musicians to explore making music for film, and participants Peter Edwards and Oleta Haffner have been selected to get the party started.

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