Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Davido x Popcaan, Shatta Wale, Shekhinah & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

At the end of every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks in a Weekend Playlist for you.

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every Friday and read about some of our weekend selections ahead.

Popcaan x Davido "My Story"

Davido and Popcaan round out the last days of summer with this new Jamaican-shot music video for their dancehall-meets-afrobeats Snapchat anthem, "My Story."

Shekhinah “Suited”

The first single to South African singer Shekhinah’s upcoming album is a mixture of pop, R&B, soul and EDM, a formula that has proven to work magically for the singer.

Wale x Wizkid x Major Lazer x Dua Lipa

Wale  is joined none-other-than Starboy WizkidMajor Lazer, and singer Dua Lipa for the beach visual for "My Love."

Shatta Wale "Dem Confuse"

Ghanaian star Shatta Wale drops the booming new single, and video, for his latest, "Dem Confuse."

Mvroe & Joseph Kiwango "Love"

Mvroe is one of the young acts crafting the new sounds of Nairobi as part of the EA Wave collective. The Kenyan artist links up with Joseph Kiwango to deliver the vocals for this absolute head-nodder, "Love," which was produced by EA Wave's Hiribae and Ukweli. Grab the track now on iTunes.

Juls "Early" ft. Maleek Berry & Nonso Amadi

Juls connects with Maleek Berry and Nonso Amadi for this grooving serenade to morning romances, "Early."

Wizkid "Craving"

Starboy also dropped the Del B-produced loose single "Craving." How are you guys liking Wizkid's post-Sounds From The Other Side drops?

Vumomsé "Man Made God" feat. Mokambe

Vumomsé delivers his latest afro-gospel dance floor jam, "Man Made God," featuring Mokambe. The track's available now on iTunes.

Patty Monroe “Reminiscing”

South African rapper Patty Monroe loses the bars for melodies on her latest video single from her debut album Malatjie. She muses on a relationship from the past, and the music—a minimalistic cloudy instrumental—is fitting.

D'banj x The Fedz

The Kokomaster links up with London-based outfit The Fedz for this addictive electro-house jam, "Comment Ca Va."

Stogie T “Son of a Soldier”

South African lyricist Stogie T released the music video for “Son of a Soldier,” a song in which he pays tribute to her freedom fighter mother. The song is the closest you can get to boom-bap on the rapper’s latest self-titled release.

Olamide "Wo!!"

Olamide drops the official music video for "Wo!!," a track that's looking to spark one of Nigeria's latest dance crazes. Dare you not to move to this one!

2Baba "Gaga Shuffle"

2Baba introduces a new dance move and jumps on the 'pon pon' sound in his new single "Gaga Shuffle."

Ali That Dude “Midnight”

Ali That Dude’s latest single is another one in which he doesn’t rap, but sings throughout, and we are here for it. “Midnight” is stripped down, and Ali doesn’t behind any effects, but lets his vocals lead over sinewy pads. A great pillow talk backdrop ;)

Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every Friday


The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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