Just like last week, this week was another great one for African artists in terms of collaborations and hot releases, considering the looming pandemic. For many Africans around the world, music remains an integral part of their culture so you’ll hear many say that it’s comforting to still have new African songs to jive to.
With that in mind, it’s been quite impressive to see the African music industry continue to gain momentum throughout this global downtime. From uptempo romance to feel-good dance songs, spicy rap to crowd-pleasing pop, the most popular artistes across Africa went big on cross-continental appeal this week. African songs 2020
As usual, we’ve curated a list of the top songs that defined the week from Nigeria to South Africa and back West to the Republic of Ghana.
Here are the hottest songs of the week…
1. Mr Eazi ft. King Promise – Baby I’m Jealous
Mr Eazi has just dropped his latest project, a four-track EP titled One Day You Will Understand which features C Natty and King Promise on separate tracks. On Baby I’m Jealous, Mr Eazi features Ghanaian highlife star King Promise, a client of emPawa’s new digital distribution arm, who adds his dulcet tones to the opening track as produced by fellow Ghanaian and emPawa producer, GUILTYBEATZ.
2. Nasty C ft. T.I – They Don’t
The highly-anticipated collaboration between South Africa’s Nasty C and America’s T.I titled They Don’t, addresses the ongoing police brutality that has for years been specifically targeted at black people. Nasty C handles the song’s melodic hook, singing: “I can only imagine the pain and the grief/from the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see/ when you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police/it cuts deep.”
3. Nana Fofie – Yeno Ntem
Dutch-Ghanaian singer Nana Fofie shares the new single and video for Yeno Ntem, produced by WillyBeatz and VianeyOJ. The uplifting track’s new video, directed by Nana Fofie and Seretse Fulani, follows the singer to a joy-filled house party.
4. Talksiick ft. Blaqbonez – Saucy
A few weeks ago Talksiick announced his coming project with its tracklist and this week, he released the project which features fellow upcoming artistes Blaqbonez on the song Saucy. Saucy is is the brainchild of Talksiick that we all have been requesting for over a year and now our plea seems to have been answered. African songs 2020
5. Killer Kau – Kataliya
South African artist Killer Kau recently shared the video for his single Kataliya. In the video, Killer Kau performs his antics for Kataliya who is not moved. The scene is then transitioned into performance scenes in the hood in which Killer Kau is joined by a group of dancers for a showdown as the crowd look on. African songs 2020
Photo credit: Instagram | Mreazi
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