Your weekly dose of the best new sounds on the continent!
"Free (Sounds For Healing)" - Wurld & Yumbs
Wurld collaborates with South African producer Yumbs for his newest release. The lyrics, “free myself from doubt/leave it all behind” encompasses what Wurld aims to achieve with “Free”. He calls for a catharsis, letting go of the troubles that plague us on a daily basis. A smooth house record, “Free” can be the soundtrack to a fun Friday night or a calm Saturday morning.
"Influential" - Yimeeka ft. D1Wav
Several talented creatives are unearthed in Nigeria every day. The latest diamond in the rough is producer and songwriter, Yimeeka, who put out her first project titled Alter Ego today. She taps up D1Wav for the sensual “Influential”, who gives a good performance over her bouncy production and simple drums. She also features Joyce Olong and Pheelz on the project, and it’ll be interesting to see how the project is received over the next few months.
"TOP MAMA" - SPINALL x Reekado Banks x Phyno
SPINALL returns with some new music. For another Amapaino performance, he taps up Reekado Banks, Phyno, and Ntosh Gazi. The slapping drums would fit right into any club scene. I just wonder when the Amapiano pandemic will end.
"Lock Up" - T.I BLAZE
T.I Blaze continues to go up the ladder on Nigeria’s music scene. The “Sometimes” crooner gained traction with the record and quickly gained affinity within the Street Hop space. “Lock Up” follows a similar vein, as he relays his life experiences over upbeat production.
"How Are You [My Friend]" - Johnny Drille
Johnny Drille’s music style stands out distinctly on Nigeria’s music scene. His newest song, “How Are You” serves as a call to those who might not have a friend when they need it. As life throws us lemons it becomes difficult to get through the days. Johnny Drille wants to be that friend in need.
"Soft Life" - Dami Oniru
Who doesn't desire ease? Atlanta-born, Lagos-based R&B singer Dami Oniru sure does. On her latest record — her first release in over two years — all she desires is money, enough money that'll allay all her worries. On the first verse of this lustrous record, she sings about an estranged affair, one where she gave her time and trust and all she got back in return was "stress and attitude". She's moved on from that and all she wants now is money that's "sweet like suya that just came straight out the fire."