Video

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. 

Davido and Tinashe "How Long"

Nigerian star Davido links up with R&B singer Tinashe, a rising star in her own right, for their collaboration "How Long." The black-and-white music video for the track sees Davido playing the motorcycle bad boy to Tinashe's horse-riding damsel. They meet on the beach and, well, you can guess where it goes.

The song is the second single from his forthcoming Son of Mercy EP, due imminently. Davido described the collaboration as an "African international spatial classic, I call it AFRO FUSION" on Instagram. While you're on this kick, check out our 10 Best Davido Songs list.

Kaytranada remixes Solange's "Cranes in the Sky"

Producer-of-the-moment Kaytranada comes through with a stellar remix of "Cranes in the Sky," one of the highlights from Solange's Billboard No. 1 and contender for album of the year, A Seat At The Table.

Our contributor Patrice Peck described Solange's album as one in which "the Black bodies are...the canvas, live works of art and vehicles of an unapologetic perspective from a person confident enough to leave it open to interpretation." You should check out her piece on The Audacity of Solange in "Don't Touch My Hair."

Maka "Good Time"

Maka is a member of Nigerian hip-hop collective Str8 Buttah. Her new music video for "Good Time" is as smooth and silky as the beat work on this latest single. "Good Time" is featured on the original soundtrack for the upcoming film, Dinner.

DJ Spinall's afrobeats hit with Mr. Eazi

DJ Spinall released his album Ten this week. The album's ten songs feature star-studded collaborations with Ice Prince, Sauti Sol, Sarkodie, Davido, and Patoranking. Everyone's favorite though seems to be "Ohema" alongside Mr Eazi. One spin of the afrobeats ear worm and you'll see why.

Style
Photo: Aisha Asamany

How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Wizkid, Tems, Black Coffee & More Nominated For 2022 Grammy Awards

See the full list of African artists honored during Tuesday's nomination ceremony.