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Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Olamide, Skepta, Wande Coal & 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.

Olamide "Wo!!" + "Love No Go Die"

Olamide comes through with two strong tracks this week. His #WoChallenge looks to be Nigeria’s latest dance craze and "Love No Go Die" is a must-watch animated video.

Skepta "Hypocrisy"

Skepta raps about being a "Nigerian eagle in London" in his single "Hypocrisy." Check out the new throwback visual for the chuner.

Fuse ODG "No Daylight"

British-Ghanaian act Fuse ODG shares the feel-good video for his new #AfroJam "No Daylight."

Wande Coal connects with Phyno and L.A.X

Wande Coal jumps on two new tracks. The first is his feature on Phyno's dance floor tune "Zamo Zamo." The second is a remix of L.A.X's hot track"Run Away."

Buffalo Souljah Born Again

South African dancehall and reggae artist Buffalo Souljah's excellent 11-track project, Born Again, is out now on iTunes. It features tracks with the likes of Gemimi Major and Frank Casino. Check out the addictive single "Rugare," alongside Winky D above.

Sally Boss Madam "What You Say"

Namibian singer Sally Boss Madam's "What You Say" is a dreamy, electro-pop production that'll sink deep into your eardrums. Grab the single which is newly available here.

K.O “No Feelings”

Just a few weeks after releasing “No Feelings,” South African rapper K.O shares the visual for the single. He’s living his best life on the video, and you're guaranteed to love it.

LuRah Auto Truth EP

Up-and-coming Cape Town rapper Lurah just released his second EP, Auto Truth, and it’s all fire flame emojis. The young rapper has a way with words, and he knows how to construct memorable songs. If you're into trap with strong lyrical content, don’t ask just download.

Yaa Yaa "Dumb Drum"

Ghanaian singer Yaa Yaa provides a high-energy blend of horns and guitars in her single “Dumb Drum,” which is available here. Check out the alluring new video for the track above.

Last Days Fam Dissent

South African conscious rap trio Last Days Fam just released their sophomore album Dissent. The new project is equally as solid as their previous one—featuring bars with words to the fullest over East Coast hip-hop style of production.

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

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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