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April 23, 2020

Khalid — “Know Your Worth (Remix)” ft. Davido & Tems A few months ago, Khalid teamed up with Disclosure for “Know Your Worth” — their second collaboration following their Grammy-nominated hit, “Talk”. Now, they’ve enlisted Davido and Tems for an unexpected remix. On the electro-r&b original, Khalid sings about a woman stuck in a shitty […]

April 20, 2020

Sarkodie — “Overload 2” ft. Oxlade Even if he wasn’t one of the most talented artists out of Africa, Sarkodie would still have a special place in the hearts of Nigerians, thanks to just how frequently he collaborates with our biggest and best stars. For his latest in a long line of memorable team-ups, the […]

April 17, 2020

Dremo — “Mabel” ft. Davido Dremo, DMW’s most underrated star, just came through with his second project under the label, Codename, Vol. 2, and it’s a great reminder of just how talented and versatile he really is. There are a bunch of impressive tracks on the project, all showing off his skills as a rapper […]

April 16, 2020

Buju — “L’enu (Remix)” ft. Burna Boy Thanks to the power of social media, Buju was able to get Zlatan to hop on his fantastic single, “Spiritual”, turning it into one of the very best songs of 2019. Now, he’s pulled it off again on an even grander scale. Towards the end of last year, […]

April 15, 2020

Teni & DJ Neptune — “Isolate” Last week, Teni teamed up with DJ Neptune to deliver a solid 4-track project, The Quarantine Playlist. While every song is impressive in its own right, the clear standout is the immensely sexy “Isolate”. Previously teased on social media, the studio version is even more infectious than we could […]

April 9, 2020

GoodGirl LA — “Jeje” With her impressive debut EP, LA Confidential, GoodGirl LA announced herself as a rising star to watch. Now, she’s back with another unsurprisingly solid release, “Jeje”. On the solidly produced single, GoodGirl LA sings about fighting for what she wants in her career and love life, regardless of the people that […]

April 8, 2020

Peruzzi — “Reason” ft. Not3s Two months after dropping “Gunshot”, one of the most infectious afropop songs of 2020 so far, DMW star, Peruzzi is already back with even more music: He just released a 3-track EP, 3. All three songs on the project are catchy and expectedly well-written, but the strongest track has to […]

April 7, 2020

GuiltyBeatz — “Uthando” ft. Nonso Amadi GuiltyBeatz, the acclaimed Ghanaian producer who’s worked with Beyoncé, Mr Eazi and more, just dropped his debut project, Different — an expectedly impressive 6-track EP. The project, which features solid appearances from Joeboy, Falz and Mr Eazi, is engrossing at every turn, but the track that stands out the […]

April 6, 2020

Tekno — “Kata” Last year, after a few forgettable tracks, Tekno finally landed his first truly great banger in a while, “Skeletun”. Well, the afropop star seems to have done it again with his first single of 2020, “Kata”. Brilliantly produced by Phantom — the same beatsmith behind “Skeletun” — “Kata” is an infectious track […]

April 3, 2020

Odunsi — “Decided” ft. Tems Every song Odunsi (The Engine) has released since his career-defining debut, rare. has been undeniably solid. His latest effort, the Tems-assisted “Decided” is no different. On the honest and deeply moving track, Odunsi sings about his non-existent relationship with his father and how that affected him in ways he never […]

April 2, 2020

For years, the talented producer, BankyOnDBeatz has been bringing out the absolute best in all the stars he’s worked with — an impressive list that includes Niniola, Lady Donli, Tomi Thomas and more. Now, he’s teamed up with frequent collaborator, Muyiwa for a brand new project, Hard Guy — a 6-track EP that thoughtfully documents […]

April 1, 2020

Brymo — “Strippers + White Lines” Brymo, one of Nigeria’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, just released his seventh studio album, Yellow, and “Strippers + White Lines” is its astounding lead single. On the Mikkyme Joses-produced track, Brymo sings about his struggles with depression, his unhealthy coping mechanisms and fighting to find the light amidst all the […]

March 31, 2020

Ejoya’s compilation album, Class of ’20 Vol. 1 is a stunning celebration of some of the most talented up-and-comers working today, with particularly great work from stars like Buju, D-Truce and Mojo. While pretty much every song on the project excels to some degree, the standout track has to be the devilishly sultry “Kryptonite”, helmed […]

March 30, 2020

BOJ — “Assignment” BOJ has a reputation for being one of the most impressive featured acts in the game, consistently stealing the show with his inimitable voice and impossible-to-forget hooks. That being said, he doesn’t get nearly enough credit for what he’s able to accomplish on a solo track. Thankfully, he’s here to remind us […]

March 27, 2020

DMW — “Mafa Mafa” ft. Davido, The Flowolf, Peruzzi & Dremo At least once a year, Davido’s star-making label, DMW assembles a bunch of its strongest players to deliver a definitive banger. For 2020, that track is the Nakademus-produced “Mafa Mafa”. On party-starter, which sounds like it could be a Naira Marley hit, everyone involved […]

March 25, 2020

Crayon — “Shima” About a month ago, Mavin Records’ newest signee, Crayon dropped “Kpano”, a thoroughly infectious single that didn’t get the attention it deserved. Now, he’s back with an even stronger single, “Shima”. Produced by London — the gifted beatsmith behind Rema’s hit song, “Bad Commando” — the mid-tempo “Shima” finds Crayon singing about […]

March 20, 2020

Oxlade — “Away” One of the most talented rising stars working today, Oxlade continues to impress with every single thing he does, from infectious singles to standout features. His latest effort, “Away” is certainly no different. On the track, Oxlade sings about a lover he wants to run away with, hoping for a relationship free […]

March 17, 2020

Timi Dakolo — “Take” ft. Olamide With all the songs being released now, it’s pretty easy to miss some gems. That was almost the case with Timi Dakolo’s incredible new love song, “Take”, which features Olamide. On the Pheelz-produced track, Timi sings about giving everything he has to the woman he loves, whom he also […]

February 26, 2020

Dadju — “Donne moi l’accord” ft. Burna Boy Late last year, French singer, Dadju dropped his second solo album, Poison Ou Antidote, which included guest work from three of Nigeria’s biggest stars, Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy. Now, following the success of the album, Dadju has dropped a music video for the Burna Boy-assisted standout, […]

February 25, 2020

Ajebutter22 — “Ginger You” ft. Mayorkun Based on his discography, it’s safe to say that Ajebutter22 is at his very best when he teams up with BOJ. With his latest single, the Mayorkun-assisted “Ginger You”, he reminds us that he can equally soar with other artists. On the Spaxx-produced track, Ajebutter brags about being the […]

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February 24, 2020

T-Classic — “Where You Dey” ft. Peruzzi & Mayorkun Last year, T-Classic landed his breakout hit, “Nobody Fine Pass You“, announcing himself as a rising star to watch. Now, he’s released his debut EP, Underrated, further affirming his solid grasp of afropop. While all 5 songs on the EP are impressive, a clear standout is […]

February 21, 2020

Rema — “Beamer” 2019’s biggest breakout star, Rema doesn’t look to be slowing down this year. After dropping an engaging short film, Rema’s Realm, he’s now delivered two expectedly solid singles, “Beamer” and “Rainbow”. The more infectious of the two new songs is definitely “Beamer”, which greatly benefits from Rvssian’s brilliant production work. On the […]

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February 20, 2020

Efe Oraka — “Zion” ft. M.I Abaga After earning a modest but passionate following thanks to her awe-inspiring covers, Efe Oraka announced herself as a star to watch with her stunning original songs, “Wonderland” and “Nigerian Dream”.  Now, the gifted singer-songwriter is back with her first release in over a year, the M.I Abaga-assisted “Zion” […]

February 18, 2020

Jinmi Abduls, Atawewe — “Show Me” Even though love is the most popular subject amongst Nigerian artists, we rarely get proper duets that focus on the emotion. Thankfully, Jinmi Abduls and Atawewe are here to fill that hole with “Show Me”. On the hypnotic track, Jinmi Abduls and Atawewe sing about how our generation expresses […]

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