11 Feb Bensoul, Poptain, Chidinma & more
Featuring; Kagwe Mungai, Sat-B, Anita Jaxson and more.
In case you needed a reminder, Valentine’s weekend is well underway. Thus, this week we have a set of love-oriented jams. Chidinma kicks things off with For You (Wedding Song).
The release sees her tap back into her afro-pop roots. For You feature Fiokee.
After nearly two years in the making, Kagwe Mungai unveils Safi Safi. Mungai originally made the song in 2020 before the height of the pandemic. The multi-skilled pieced together the missing elements and roped in Nviiri the Storyteller for the collaboration.
Zimbabwean superstar, Poptain, gets introspective on a 5-track EP titled Redemption. The project functions to showcase the singer-songwriter’s versatility. Redemption is centred around Poptain’s relationship with God, especially on His guidance through his rise in the music industry.
From one song that shows gratitude from a higher power to another. This time Sat-B is thankful is grateful for the blessing of the love of his life on Dawa. The Burundian hitmaker teams up with his frequent production collaborators – DJ Korona and Herbert Skillz.
Senegalese rapper Papeush unveils the official music video for Problèmes. The cut is taken from his December 2021 EP – Xaar Ko. The clip is a 3D animation with the intent of conveying the emotions of the title.
TikTok superstar, Khanyisa finally presents her viral hit Zula Zula (Hubway). The banger gained traction on TikTok when Khanyisa dropped some vocals on the Villosoul-produced beat. The official version of the songs also features contributions from Focalistic and Acutedose.
Following the success of their 2021 release, Thick Thighs, Bensoul and Bien unite once again for Aibu. The single is about a magical romance that is often presented in books and movies.
New kid on the block, 100flex enters the space with an Anita Jaxson co-lead single called Love Me Now. The amapiano-infused single is about an unbreakable bond between two people.
Ntosh Gazi spent the majority of 2021 jet-setting across the globe. The amapiano performer releases his first single of the year, the exhilarating – Ubusuku Bayizolo.
Afro-fusion sensation Tim Lyre is almost ready to set his debut album upon the world. Worry < (worry less) is a 9-track genre exploration that includes PrettyboyDO, Lady Donli, MOJO AF and more on its setlist.
To mark the official countdown until the album’s official launch, Lyre presents his latest single Hubris. Worry < is due out on 4 March 2022.
J Molley chronicles his struggles with addiction and mental health on Almost Dead. The rapper went on hiatus last year to focus on his rehabilitation process. On the album, J Molley speaks openly of this dark period.
Almost Dead is available for pre-order and will officially drop on 11 March 2022.
South African mega-rapper, Blxckie, presents his special Valentine’s Day project 4LUV. The 6-track mini-album follows the massive of his debut album B4Now.
4LUV due out on 18 February 2022.
DJ Obza switches up his production style for his sophomore album Uthando Lwami. The 12-track piece features the likes of Drip Gogo, Mr Brown, Leon Lee and more
Uthando Lwami is slated for 18 February 2022.