Weekend Playlist: The Best New Music From Davido x Young Thug x Rae Sremmurd, D'banj, FELA aKUsTIc & More

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.

Davido "Pere" feat. Rae Sremmurd & Young Thug

Davido recruits an all-star squad for his new video and single, "Pere." The DJ Mustard-produced track features Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd and has a new video to match. Boss moves.

D'banj "Be With You"

So grateful to have made this Summer Jam #BeWithYou with @beatsbydre You can watch it first on @applemusic 🙏

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The Kokomaster D'banj has been coming back strong with his new singles. His latest is "Be With You," which features a beach side music video. Read more about the single here.


FElA aKUsTIc is a project born out of the Fela! musical. Its vocalist Sahr played the role of Fela himself in the highly-popular show, while Ricardo played guitar for the musical on Broadway. Together they condense Fela's big afrobeat ensemble sound into stripped-down, two person renditions. It's magical.

Oumou Sangaré "Fadjamou"

Mali's Oumou Sangaré releases yet another stunning visual from her new album Mogoya. “Fadjamou” translates to ‘family name’ in English. The track and video are about the importance of family and identity in Malian culture.

Maleek Berry "Bend It"

Maleek Berry rolls through with another dance floor heater in "Bend It," his latest single. Stream it on all platforms here.

Patoranking "Hale Hale"

Patoranking heads to Togo in his music video for "Hale Hale," one of the standout tracks on his album God Over Everything.

Shatta Wale x Sarkodie

Shatta Wale and Sarkodie, two of Ghana's most famous musicians, link up for the relentless collaboration "GameBoy."

Stonebwoy "Say It" ft. Demarco

Stonebwoy , another big Ghanaian name, keeps the dancehall vibes coming with his new music video for "Say It," featuring Jamaica's Demarco.

Flavour "Jaiye"

Nigeria's Flavour drops the sixth video of his album, Ijele – The Traveler. "Jaiye" is a huge burst of energy, guitars, and percussion.

Joh Makini "Kata Leta" ft. Davido

Tanzania's Joh Makini connects with Davido for this feel-good single and video, "Kata Leta."

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


Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!

Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she fills us in on her sports career and (near) future plans...

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