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Press Play: New Music From Teni, Reekado Banks, Ayra Starr and More

Your weekly dose of the best new sounds on the continent!


Teni the Entertainer is the latest artist to have her turn at COLORS’ famed, suspended mic. One thing that characterizes a COLORS release is the simplicity of the production and writing, making it a unique type of musical showcase. Teni uses that to her advantage as she’s able to glide across the record’s subtle bounce and drums. She even loosely interpolates Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” which serves as the cherry on the record’s icing.

"Jeun To Da (JTD)" - Reekado Banks

Hustle is the concept of Reekado Banks’ newest release. On “Jeun To Da”, which means “to eat well”, Reeky speaks about enjoying the fruit of one’s labor. He speaks about hustling as part of the fabric of life, without which life has no meaning. Even the artwork is a pointer to what the song describes.

"Scatta Scatta" - Fave

After her sweet introduction to the mainstream, Fave’s growth has been refreshing to see. The lockdown sensation-turned-golden girl returns with a soothing fusion love song. Her voice is captivating, as the texture of her voice blends well with the low, bubbling production. Seems like this one could take off.

"Fuku" - Niniola

I’ve already said this before, but Nini simply can’t miss. The queen of Afrohouse unleashes “Fuku”, a lust-fueled record crafted around intense thumb drums. Her music represents freedom to embrace your desires as they come. She toes a line similar to her old hits, “Bana” and “Omo Rapala”.

"Prisoner" - Moliy

You have to oil your waist for this one. Moliy released her latest project, Honey Doom, today. Produced by P.Priime, Moliy slides through the smooth production which serves as a background on which she can do her own thing. Her voice keeps you in a trance, and the beat makes you want to dance.

"Skinny Girl Anthem" - Ayra Starr & Kayykilo

Confidence is the bedrock of most of what Ayra Starr does. From her demeanour to her songs, there’s a striking assuredness with which she operates. On “Cast”, the opener from her debut full-length, she sings about living life solely on her own terms, disregarding what anyone might think or say about her choices. The same confidence imbues “Skinny Girl Anthem”, one of the new additional tracks on the deluxe version of 19 & Dangerous. “I’ve got no ass and no titties / But i’ll steal your man with my kitty” she sings on the opening lines of this lustrous record. What’s more confident than that?

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