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This list contains songs from your Favorite African artistes, that are sure to sweep you off your feet.
Today, we have songs from Nonso Amadi, Ajebo Hustlers, Magixx, Sute Iwar, WANI, Noon Dave, and many others.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s dive in.
NONSO AMADI & ZINOLEESKY – LOCK UP
For his debut single for 2023, Nigerian-Canadian artiste, Nonso Amadi
joins forces with Street-Hop act, Zinoleesky to deliver “Lock Up.”
On the rhythmic production, the artistes sing about their love interest and tell any interloper to lock up.
While commenting on the song, Nonso said,
“The actual theme of the song is way edgier than most of my other songs as well. Lock up in Nigerian slang translates to Shut up, so this is me acting tough telling a girl that I like her and am willing to tell off anyone who might get in the way of a relationship.”
With this statement, he reiterates the theme of the song.
In the second verse, Zinoleesky glides through the beat and boldly declares his intentions to his lover.
With “Lock Up,” Nonso Amadi and Zinoleesky form an unpredictable connection
and prepare fans for what’s to come on Nonso’s soon-to-be-released debut album, “When It Blooms.” Check out the song here.
AJEBO HUSTLERS – YOU GO KNOW
After releasing a 7-track EP tagged “Bad Boy Etiquette 101,
Ajebo hustlers return with their first solo single of 2023, “You Go Know.”
Delivered in their signature thought-provoking lyrics and sheer brilliance
the talented duo passes a message of hard work, believing in yourself, and knowing your worth.
Piego repeatedly sings, “If you no use your head, dem go use am drink Garri o. If you no hustle for the bread, for this life, you go drink Garri.”
When the song ends, lessons are learned, and listeners might get inspired by these lessons.
Listen to “You Go know” here.
WANI & ODUNSI THE ENGINE – NO DOUBT
If you are obsessed with the alternative music scene,
WANI and Odunsi (The Engine) are likely not strangers on your playlist.
They are here again to display their chemistry on “No Doubt.”
Over the slow-tempo track, WANI and Odunsi reminisce on their previous relationships with lyrics like,
“Was it all the words that I never said? Was it all the times you were left on read?”
This song’s adlibs, vocals, and hook are reminiscent of ‘Styl Plus’ sound, as they share certain elements.
Check out the song here.
NOON DAVE – HILLARY
Noon Dave is letting go of toxic love on his latest single, “Hillary.”
Tired of an unrequited love affair, the artiste takes a step back and details his experience as he untangles himself from the situationship.
Over the godOmarr-produced track, Noon Dave chants “Me I dey go my way” continuously.
With his latest track, Noon Dave mirrors listeners’ emotions in similar situations
pushing them to move their feet and bop their heads.
Listen to Noon Dave’s latest offering here.
SUTE IWAR & KADIATA – STAR PLAYER
Sute Iwar’s “Star Player” comes after he announced his forthcoming album, ULTRALIGHT.
to make up the album features fellow musician, Kadiata.
On “Star Player,” Sute Iwar and Kadiata find common ground to encourage listeners to embrace and stay true to themselves.
When Sute says, “They wanna see me fall off, hard luck I’m a star player. Too wavy for you, can’t do what I do.”
he toots his horns and swipes at naysayers.
“Star Player” carries a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and a well-thought production.
Prepare yourself for ULTRALIGHT by listening to “Star Player” here.
MAGIXX – “COLORS (MY BABY)/LOYAL”
After leaving an unforgettable impact on the Mavins joint album
Magixx is back with a two-song pack, “Colors (My Baby)/Loyal.”
On “Colors,” Magixx sings about passionately loving his muse, and he makes sweet promises to her.
On the other hand, he takes a different route on “Loyal,” where he sings about the disloyalty of his love interest.
With both songs helmed by Andre Vibez’s production expertise, Magixx offers good music to his listeners.
Tap into Magixx’s latest songs here.
LANAIRE ADEREMI – MUSTARD SEED
Nigerian poet, Lanaire Aderemi has made her debut in the music industry with her first official single titled “Mustard Seed.”
The song, produced by Yinka Bernie, sees the artiste singing about having faith like the mustard seed.
Over the ethereal-like production, Lanaire sings
“I can do all things, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” reaffirming her faith in Christ.
“Mustard Seed” is a beautiful record that oozes positivity and is memorable because of its simple lyrics.
Listen to “Mustard Seed” here.
VICTONY FT. DON TOLIVER, REMA & TEMPOE – SOWETO (REMIX)
A year after Victony collaborated with Tempoe to create the hit song “Soweto,”
the talented artiste joined forces with Rema and Don Toliver to release a worthy remix.
On the remixed track, the featured artistes add extra spice and give listeners new reasons to jam “Soweto” repeatedly.
Check out the remix here.
ODUMODUBLVCK – DECLAN RICE
With his debut album on the way
Nigerian rapper, Odumodublvck is here with another promotional single tagged “Declan Rice.”
Declan Rice is a hard-tackling midfielder. A box-to-box midfielder. and the team captain for West ham united
ODUMODUBLVCK, says about the song’s message
“I am Declan Rice. I am tackling the industry and I’m doing it very hard. From my box to their box. I am defending and I am scoring. I am leading all my guys to the promised land.”
Since the release of “Declan Rice,”
it has elicited positive reactions from music lovers, and the song has done excellently on the music charts.
Tap into “Declan Rice” here.
MAU FROM NOWHERE FT. MAYA AMOLO – S_T_L
Kenyan artistes, Mau from nowhere and Maya Amolo are the latest African artistes to collaborate
and with this collaboration, they establish the fact that there is beauty in well-thought-out collaborations.
Mau and Maya sing about healing from a certain kind of love that breaks them.
They both find solace in lingering in the lives of their ex-lovers.
Over the delicate production, they sing, “So let your flowers grow, and find somebody to love. Been down this road before, I won’t stick around just because.”
Allow Mau and Maya to transport you to another world here.