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Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Riky Rick, Olamide x Davido, Stanley Enow & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

DIASPORA—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.

Riky Rick x Frank Casino "Family"

South Africa's Riky Rick and Frank Casino come through with the gritty hustle anthem, "Family." The partly 8mm-shot music video was directed by Adriaan Louw

and produced by The Swank Group.

Olamide x Davido "Summer Body"

Olamide and Davido connect in the new visual for "Summer Body." Davido's verse sees him reigniting his recent feud with Wizkid. As you know, their rivalry is the gift that keeps on giving.

Stanley Enow "Adore You" ft. Mr Eazi

Cameroon's Stanley Enow delivers the Brooklyn-shot music video for "Adore You," his new collaboration with Mr Eazi. "We basically did the song to celebrate women worldwide," Stanley tells OkayAfrica.

Vieux Farka Touré "Samba Si Kairi (Afrotronix Remix)"

Mali's Vieux Farka Touré recently released his new album, Samba. Today, we're premiering this hypnotizing Afrotronix remix of one of the album's standout tracks, "Samba Si Kairi." Check it out above and grab Samba here.

Sauti Sol "Friendzone"

Kenyan outfit Sauti Sol are back with the new single "Friendzone," about jumping out of that dreaded 'we're only friends'-zone. The band has a new emoji video for their single which you can watch above.

Uno July “Isukile” ft. SimmySimmyNya

The latest from one of Cape Town’s most prolific rappers, Uno July, is energetic and we love it. He uses more vernac than he usually does, and is assisted by promising newcomer SimmySimmyNya.

Flavour "Catch You"

Flavour comes through with the steamy, Sesan-directed visual for "Catch You," the third single off his surprise album, Ijele – The Traveler.

Bankyondbeatz "Good Loving" ft. DJ Yin

Buzzing Nigerian producer Bankyondbeatz shares the electronic and house-influenced new single "Good Loving," alongside DJ Yin. You can purchase the track here.

Robin Thirdfloor “MIna Nawe”

The Durban-based rapper’s latest single, which is produced by Switzerland’s Dejot, is a tongue-in-cheek love song that is a modern take on old school kwaito, and deserves a spot on your playlist.

Ras Nebyu "Anything"

"Anything" is a new banger from the Washington, D.C.-based Ethiopian rapper Ras Nebyu. Check out the track's new clip above.

Oriiginelle “ATM”

Swazi rapper Origiinelle’s latest single is a dark heavy trap banger about money. Assisted by rapper Dante Laway, she’s here to let you know that she loves the sound an ATM makes. So do we, O.

Melo B Jones The Start EP

The South African singer’s latest five-track EP is a great mixture of old and new school R&B with touches of hip-hop soul and trap. Melo B Jones’ singing is effortless yet effective, and this is a perfect listen for a Sunday morning.

Nasty C “031”

One of the most consistent rappers of our time just doesn’t disappoint with his singles. “031” is another scorcher, which sees the MC flex more of his impressive flows and lyrical content, and this time around it’s for his city, Durban.

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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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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