Heats of the moment: Here are four African songs you should listen to this week: It’s 2023 and the music industry is still giving us amazing songs back to back!
Kemi Filani brings to you four (4) songs you should listen to this week
Jeune Lio & Magasco ‘Love In Transition’ EP
Stars from Cameroon Jeune Lio and Magasco have released an EP titled Love in Transition. The album’s three songs have the impression of a confession from a hopeless romantic who is fed up with how flimsy and obsessive love is, especially when it is expressed via fervent devotion. The integrity of these ideas is demonstrated by Jeune Lio and Magasco against a masterfully crafted instrumental mash-up.
DolapotheViber, a Nigerian-American, just released the afro-fusion hit “Nowo,” which is perfect for the dance floor. According to DolapotheVibe, “Nowo is a Yoruba phrase that meaning “spend money,” but “Nowo Nowo” is a pejorative used to address huge spenders. “The hype led to the creation of the song. It serves as a motivational song for people who already spend money and a warning to those who don’t have enough that they must work harder if they want their money to be heard. It’s a soothing melody that makes you feel nice.” Get into the entrancing music above.
Popcaan x Drake “We Caa Done” (Produced by TRESOR and Batundi)
The brand-new track “We Caa Done” by Popcaan and Drake was produced by TRESOR and Batundi, a member of TRESOR’s Jacquel Entertainment Group. This is a major start for the DRC-born, South African-based superstar TRESOR. The duo created a beat that is sure to get people bobbing their heads and ties Caribbean music to afro-fusion. Previously, TRESOR and Drake worked together on six tracks from the album Honestly, Nevermind. Read our conversation with TRESOR to learn more about how to make global pop more African.
Kizz Daniel “RTID (Rich Till I Die)”
With his brand-new song and music video for “Rich Till I Die (RTID),” Nigerian artist Kizz Daniel welcomes the new year with nothing but joy. The song, which was created by Reward Beatz and Blaize Beatz, emphasizes the value of perseverance and the importance of setting and sticking to goals. TG Omori, who also directed the jubilant music video for “RTID,” shows off several of Kizz Daniel’s achievements in the production.