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

News Brief
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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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