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The Songs You Need to Hear This Week

These are the best songs that came across our desks this week, featuring Mr Eazi, Ibeyi, DJ Spinall and more.

At the end of every week, we highlight the creme of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks throughout the last few days.


Check out all of the "Songs You Need to Hear This Week" in our extended Apple Music curator playlist and read about some of the selections ahead.

Mr Eazi "Leg Over"

Mr Eazi connects Ghana and Nigeria like no one else on his new mixtape Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra To Lagos. The excitement brought on by his rise and this new release isn’t too different from that which greeted his Starboy label boss, Wizkid.

Kae Sun "Flip the Rules"

Canadian-based Ghanaian singer Kae Sun has been making some of the strongest pop tunes on our radar for a while now. His latest, "Flip the Rules," is full of soul.

DJ Spinall x Davido x Wande Coal

DJ Spinall recruits Davido and Wande Coal for this all-star dance floor banger "Olowo."

Stream our ‘Songs You Need to Hear’ playlist on Apple Music.

 

Ibeyi "Lost In My Mind"

Afro-Cuban twins Ibeyi have been quiet since their work on Beyoncé's Lemonade. They return with the dark and ruminating "Lost In My Mind."

Aina More's "Healer"

London fly girl Aina More, who's penned some serious afro-house jams lately, shares her new single "Healer." It's a“true healing song for myself and the producer," the singer mentions. "It was the first recording I made after losing my Dad and it provides me with a true uplifting feeling and I hope it does the same and more for others.”

MC Galaxy "Your Love"

Nigerian comedian and musician MC Galaxy came through with the romantic video for his new single "Your Love." If you recall, last year Swizz Beatz remixed his previous hit "Sekem."

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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