Let’s play catch up on some new music in Africa – Sauti Sol ft. Tiwa Savage, Classiq ft MI Abaga, & Pappy Kojo ft Cool Joe & Medikal & much more

Laying the ground work to take over in 2018, East African super stars; Sauti Sol team up with Nigeria’s queen of Pop; Tiwa Savage in a new tale of love “Girl Next Door“.The second single off their incoming LP ‘Afrikan Sauce’, Girl Next Door is a new age yet classic tale of romance. The never old story of falling for the girl in your hood, or even your class.

Produced by Maleek Berry, the single is accompanied by very cleanly shot and funvisuals directed by Unlimited L.A

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New Releases: Koker, Mjey, KC George

Mjey Ft Classiq – On Fire

Mjey teams up with Classiq to produce his new tight single, ‘On Fire‘.  DaMoe sits behind the controls on this one and adds his silky production flair to a strong Afrobeat / Hip-hop inspired beat. The track was released through Ghanaian based label DaMoe Entertainment on the 2nd of September.

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Koker – Give Them

The infamous Chocolate City drop a spicy new joint ‘Give Them‘ from the mighty talented Koker. The prestigious M.I Abaga is on to winner by securing Koker’s signature, the young talent has already been nominated for Headies Rookie Of The YearBest new artiste Too Exclusive Awards, and Spinlet Sound Of 2016.  This killer number was also produced by Chocolate City latest arrival, ‘CKay‘. Big things are on the horizon for this talented bunch, personally I can’t wait to hear the future collaboration’s and release’s, and how there story to the top will unfold.

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KC George – Mr Sanbonani

Geomak Planets top boy KC George shares his seventeen track album, Mr. Sanbonani. The album branches out in its diverse range of sounds and styles, however they are all firmly rooted to the Afrobeat/RnB genre. ‘Shake Am for me‘ and title track ‘Sanbonani‘ stand out from the others in this collection. Released 2nd September 2016.

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Video Round Up: Jux, Ebo Taylor, Tinny

Ebo Taylor – The Best Of (Official Audio)

Arguably Ghana’s most prolific Highlife pioneer, Ebo Taylor has now shared his Best Of album in full on youtube. The album includes classics like “Love and Death“, “Victory” and four previously unreleased recordings all through the historic Accra based label, Essiebons.

 

Jux – Wivu (Official Music Video)

Juma Mussa aka Jux has dropped his latest music video “Wivu“. The video shows the Swahili RnB singer opening up and romancing a possible love interest across several beautiful locations. “Wivu”has not been officially released on digital stores as of yet.

 

Tinny – Whos the Best Rapper (Official Music Video)

Bardman Family present the official music video for “Who’s The Best Rapper“. The brand new single from Ghanas uprising star, Tinny who confirms who is who, in the Hip Hop and rap game. Enjoy the video below.

Video Round Up: Brizzo, Burnaboy, Olamide, Linah

Brizzo – Love Me Already (Official Music Video)

Zambia’s very own Brizzo drops the visuals for “Love Me Already“. The RnB hip hop maker has been putting out his tunes through Helium Prime Media, a label which is run by fellow Zambian artist Eddie Black.

 

Burnaboy – Duro Ni Be [Official Video] ft. Phyno

Spaceship Entertainment push Burnaboy back into the lime light with the official music video for “Duro Ni Be“, a track taken from the Nigerian’s latest album “On A Spaceship“. The song also features rapper and producer Phyno, another artist who has become accustomed to the big stage over recent years.

 

Olamide – Konkobility (Official Video)

Olamide AKA Olamide Baddo shares his brand new number “Konkobility“. Fellow Nigerian Young John adds his flair with the production and YNBL Nation boss continually delivers with both aspects of his art, visually and audibly.

 

Linah – Imani (Official Video)

Imani” is the brand new single from Tanzanian songstress, Linah. The song is made up with around a wandering Marimba melody, which is paired up with layers of soulful vocal harmonies and playful percussion. Imani translates to trust / faith, and the song is about a ‘caring for those who are unhappy but in Love’.

Video Round Up: Sarkodie, DJ Switch, Yemi Alade.

Sarkodie – Bossy – Ft Jayso

Sarkodie performs his latest joint, ‘Bossy‘ which features fellow Ghanaian all star Jayso. The video itself was directed by Big Juicefellow of Digiglobal Media Group and produced by Michael Addo & Julius Twum. Released by Sarkcess Music 2016.

 

DJ Switch – Now Or Never

By far one of the most rawest hip hop tracks to come out of South Africa, DJ Switch gathers the troops and puts them in one room with one beat (Produced by Gangabeatz). Shane Eagle, Proverb, Reason and Kwesta all hop on the mic for the South African and his latest Switch Up.

 

Yemi Alade – Koffi Anan

Yemi drops her new Dance Video for her Afro-Pop Dance anthem ‘Koffi Anan‘ which was produced by Philkeyz. ‘Koffi Anan’ is named after the former UN secretary general and is also the bonus track from her current album Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman. Releases on March 25th, 2016, by Effyzzie Music Group.

New Releases: Gemini Major, Ink Edwards, Atemi, Pastor Isaac

Ink Edwards – Rora

Ink Edwards drops his brand new single ‘Rora‘. The song itself is made up of playful percussion accompanied by spacey atmospheric synths. A slightly different approach to the usual beats Edwards puts out, however its refreshing to see how versatile he can be with his sound, voice and production.

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Gemini Major – Ragga Ragga

One of the most exciting newly established labels in South Africa, Family Tree drop their latest release ‘Ragga Ragga‘. This time its Gemini Major at the forefront, sharing the mic with Riky Rick, Nadia Nakai, Major League and label head Cassper Nyovest.

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Atemi – Manzili

Work it’, ‘Fools‘ and ‘Sunny Days‘ are just three of the stand out tracks from Atemi’s album Manzili – State Of Life. The Kenyan songstress has shared fourteen unique pop songs with strong Jazz, Soul, RnB and traditional influences. Pine Creek Records released Manzili digitally on the 24th of June.

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Pastor Isaac – Revelations

The young gospel singer shares his latest album Revelations, which contains eight soulful tracks. The album also features OlajumokemiPastor Taiwo Okafor & Heben JFB. Revelations was released on the 24th of June through the Nigerian based label, Preachers House Music.

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New Releases: Stanley Enow Ft. AKA, Stunna, Ink Edwards

Stunna – WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday)

The time has come, Liberia’s up and coming all star Stunna releases his debut single “WCW“. Stunna came to our attention when he submitted his standout track ‘Woman Crush Wednesday” for the JMK & Africori Liberian music competition.  The talented young rapper has so much potential and buzz around him at the moment, making us very excited to see exactly how his music career will develop over the upcoming years.  We warn you now, keep a close eye on this one, the only way is up for Stunna.

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Stanley Enow – Bounce Remix Ft. AKA

Motherland Empire present “Bounce Remix“, the latest instalment from Stanley Enow which features South African Hip Hop Master AKA.  This heavy weight collaboration is another testament to how strong the Hip Hop Rap scene in Africa currently is. “Bounce Remix” was released on the 20th May.

 

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Ink Edwards – The New Wave

Ink Edwards breaks back into 2016 with his newest beat “The New Wave“. This slow jam has quite different take to what we would normally expect from Ink Edwards, layered soundscapes and ambient atmospheric pads make up the bedding, whilst Ink Edwards lays down his bars on top. Produced by Galatic Beatz, released 27th May.

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Video Round Up: Scientific, Don Efere, Ex – Dawg, Bizzy Gotti

Scientific – Rotate ft. Quincy B

Liberian superstar Scientific presents his latest music video “Rotate ft. Quincy B“. “Rotate” was shot in the idyllic surrounding’s of Liberia and directed by Brian K Ohene. It’s clear to see that Scientific and Quincy B enjoyed themselves whilst shooting the music video, which was released through Wonda World Entertainment.

Don Efere – Invitation 

Don Efere shares his latest music video for the soft and mellow “Invitation“. The young Nigerian has big plans for 2016 with the release of his debut album. Album title and release date are yet to be confirmed. “Invitation” was produced by Neil T.

Ex-Dawg – Martha

Ex-Dawg shows his soft, caring and loving side with the release of his new music video, “Martha”.  “Martha” was directed by Michael Ntow who capture’s Exdawg romancing his new love interest Martha. The official music video was released through the Ghanaian’s own independent label, Exdawg Records.

Bizzy Gotti – Animals

Bizzy Gotti lights it up with his latest Hip Hop beat, “Animals“. This ones a no nonsense Hip Hop banger, with a tight hard beat that keeps the speakers pumping. Bizzy mould’s it all together with confident flow, convincing delivery and performance. “Animals” was released through South African label, Poulten Productions Pty Ltd.

New Releases: Navio, Stephanie Benson, Tessy Aniesi, Hassaini Danko & Adamu Hasan Nagudu

Navio – The Chosen

The Ugandan Hip Hop master Navio releases his 16 track album, “The Chosen”. “Throne”, “To The Top” and “Crazy” are the tracks that stand out, although the album has so much to offer as a collection of songs that have been carefully thought out and crafted. ‘The Chosen’ was released through NavCorp Ltd on the 8th April.

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Stephanie Benson – I Am Worth It

The Ghanaian songstress breaks back into 2016 with a new single, titled “I Am Worth It”. The slow emotional ballad includes some playful call & response phrases on the piano, arpeggiated fingerpicked guitar chords that are broken by tender licks that coincide with the piano in a spectacular harmony. “I Am Worth It” was released by Benson Music on the 8th April.

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Tessy Aniesi – Amara (Grace)

Amara is the lasted product from Nigeria‘s Tessy Aniesi. The heartfelt reggae number bounces across a four four beat with syncopated chords creating the reggae swing. You can’t help but bop along to this one, the bass line will have you moving no doubt. Amara was mixed and mastered by UltraSound and released by TessyTop productions.

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Hassaini Danko & Adamu Hasan Nagudu – Garin Masoyi

Apple Media 99 Ltd release “Garin Masoyi“, a thirteen-track album from Hassaini Danko & Adamu Hasan Nagudu. Both artists and the label are based in Nigeria, “Garin Masoyi” was released on the 8th of April.

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New Releases: Shadow, Eddie Black, Oba, DJ 1st Choice.

Shadow – Killing Me

Liberian based label INTL BLK release Shadows “Killing Me“, a fast tempo carnival infused beat with plenty of percussion accompanied by vocals. The single also features strong remixes from Subculture Sounds and Brazil based producer Chief Bioma.

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Eddie Black – Soundtrack

The latest instalment from Eddie Black see’s a tight collaboration with Badman Shapi, with a song titled “Soundtrack“. Peezey Cables production is on point with this one,  dancehall rhythms create the perfect bedding for Black and Shapi to lay down their bars.

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Oba – Lead Me

Oba releases her latest single “Lead Me”, via Kings International Music. This soulful gospel track tells an emotional story about not wanting to be distant from God, as well as the importance of not straying away. Soft piano chords and a lightly picked guitar accompanied by a powerful choir set the tone and ambience for “Lead Me“.

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DJ 1st Choice – Gave You All

South African producer DJ 1st Choice drops his latest House beat, “Gave You All”.  A classic deep house kick cuts through the soft atmospheric pads which are layered with lots of traditional percussion, claves and congas.

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