These are all 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.
Diamond Platnumz "Fire" ft. Tiwa Savage
Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz connects with the queen of afrobeats, Tiwa Savage, for the uplifting and catchy "Fire."
Ice Prince "Successful"
Ice Prince Zamani comes strong with his latest single, "Successful," an anthem for those who've achieved success and an aspirational song for those who desire it.
Stonebwoy "My Name"
Ghanaian afro-dancehall star Stonebwoy rises above the haters in his latest single and music video for "My Name."
L-Tido ft. AKA and Yanga “Thixo”
L-Tido and AKA’s first collaboration after their beef from the early 2010s, is a feel good song on which the two ask God to spare their lives as they have a lot of turning up to do.
Meryem Saci "On My Way"
Montreal-based singer Meryem Saci (of Nomadic Massive) comes through with the highly-energetic "On My Way," the title track off her new solo mixtape. Get into the groove with the track's new music video, which we're premiering here today.
Bantu Agberos International
13-piece Lagos collective Bantu are readying their upcoming Agberos International, an album that "celebrates and explores the complexities and contradictions of navigating daily life in the city of dreams and chaos." Pre-order the album now and get ready to dance when it drops July 7.
80 Script x Una Rams “Yaya”
Swazi rapper 80 Script and South African singer Una Rams collaborate on the first single to the rapper’s upcoming album That Of Greatness.
Pierre Kwenders "Sexus Plexus Nexus"
Congolese/Montreal artist Pierre Kwenders delivers all of the smooth vibes in his music video for "Sexus Plexus Nexus."
Banditsu "Selfish" ft. Taliwhoah
UK-based artist Banditsu and British-Nigerian R&B singer Taliwhoah link up to reminisce over lost relationships in the moody "Selfish."
Rouge “No Strings”
Rouge is definitely one of the best in South Africa right now. On her latest single, she rides a trap banger and lets someone know that they have to stop catching feelings.
Toulouse "Reach Out"
Nigerian-born Toulouse delivers a hazy and intricate masterpiece in his new single, "Reach Out." This guy's got a voice to look out for.
Push Push “Blood In”
Push Push’s latest x-rated single, sees the rapper drop some steamy sex raps over a Neptunes-esque instrumental. The video, which is a piece of art, is NSFW. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.