The 4 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Check out the best tracks, videos, mixtapes and releases that came across our desks this week.

At the end of the week, we’ll be highlighting the creme of the crop in music and rounding up the best tracks, videos, mixtapes and releases that came across our desks throughout the last few days.

Check out this week’s selections below.

Mazi Chukz premieres If Not Now

British-Nigerian artist Mazi Chukz has a knack for writing ear worms. He'd previously caught our attention with the infectious "Dem Hail," alongside Maleek Berry.

The singer is now dropping his brand new EP, If Not Now, here today. The release runs through seven tracks that seamlessly blend 808 beats with afropop, dancehall, kizomba and, even, Latin American-inspired guitars. If Not Now also boasts contributions from L.A.X, Kojo Funds, Dylema, and Shay La Rose.

“This EP is everything to me, it’s been a long time coming and I'm very proud of the work," mentions Mazi Chukz. "Putting everything together hasn't been easy, there has been roadblocks, doubters and self doubt. However I kept pushing myself to create, I felt that I hadn't shown enough of what I can do.”

Get down to If Not Now below.

Omo Frenchie's "Makelele" remix

Here's another heater from London. Congo-born, UK-based afrobeats artist Omo Frenchie steamrolls through with this new remix to his single "Makelele."

The "Makelele" remix follows in the vein of Frenchie's previous hit "Celé," blending a catchy vocal hook into this dance floor jam's backbone. He's joined by K Weezy and Jaij Hollands of Iray Movement on this new version of the track.

Stanley Enow's new soccer rhythm

Cameroonian star Stanley Enow kick starts his "Afro Series" with his high-energy single "Follow Me."

"It is an Afro and very festive song with a soccer rhythm making it very appealing to celebrate victory," Enow mentions. It's also dropping just days ahead of the Female African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

For more from Stanley Enow, check out his 10 Things I Love About Cameroon.

Lola Rae and Davido connect for "Biko"

Lola Rae recruits none-other-than Davido for this "epic love story shot in the historic town of Epe," their team mentions.

"Biko" sees both singers serenading each other over a reggae-tinted beat. The production is on-point, but the real stars here are the dance moves being thrown down in this new music video.

Davido's been big on the collaborations lately, most recently dropping a huge tune with Tinashe.

Check out "Biko" above.

Photo credits: Deeds Art

Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video)

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