Don’t we just love the evolution of Afrobeats and how artists globally want to jump on the wave? To quantify the growth of the West African genre, last weekend at the Global Citizen Festival, Grammys CEO, Harvey Manson Jr., revealed that the Recording Academy is considering creating an Afrobeats category at the annual Grammys awards. Further proving the monumental rise of the genre, American singer Kelly Rowland hopped on the remix of Ayra Starr’s global hit, Bloody Samaritan and we have to say it’s a vibe!
The musical duo known for always putting underground and rising artists on, Show Dem Camp is also back with a new album titled Palmwine Music vol. 3. The highly anticipated album features global star Tems on a song titled Live Life. This week also saw a number of fast-rising artists making a return to the scene to claim their spot. Consequently, we’ve curated the top five trending new hits released this week to kick-start your weekend groove.
Check out the top 5 trending new Afrobeat songs released this week…
#1. Ayra Starr ft. Kelly Rowland – Bloody Samaritan Remix
Nigerian teen leading her generation’s sonic revolution, Ayra Starr releases Bloody Samaritan remix with American singer and music legend, Kelly Rowland. After Ghanaian-American novelist Larry Ossei-Mensah suggested that the two vocalists work together on the song in January, the duo made hints about their impending collaboration. Following months of teasing the collaboration, we can proudly say that the song was certainly worth the wait, with Kelly Rowland’s verse doing what it needed to do—entice listeners.
#2. Show Dem Camp ft. Tems – Live Life
Talented Nigerian musical duo, Show Dem Camp has returned to the music scene with the third installment of their Palmwine Music, Palmwine music vol 3. On this album, the duo enlisted their frequent collaborator, Tems on the song Live Life — a track about cruising through life and enjoying it to the max.
#3. Zuchu ft. Adekunle Gold – Love
When Tanzanian and Nigerian artists collaborate, the result is always a sure banger. Multi-talented Tanzanian artist and songwriter, Zuchu comes through with a groovy romantic song titled Love. The impressive song features Nigerian afro-RnB singer Adekunle Gold who delivers a catchy verse that is bound to make one fall in love.
#4. Yinka Bernie – Very Simple
Nigerian singer and producer popularly known as Yinka Bernie comes through with a new single titled Very Simple. This song is off his new EP titled Something New. The keyboard-heavy song sees the artist take the singing-talking approach to deliver what fans have rated as great, unconventional music.
#5. Ria Sean – Uptown Girl
Fast emerging singer and songwriter Ria Sean, real name Gloria Asene Enebi, is out with a new song titled Uptown Girl. This is off her upcoming EP Love Station, which is set to be released on October 22. The artist rose to fame after the success of her 2021 single Satisfy My Soul. Her upcoming EP is expected to solidify her place in the Nigerian music industry.
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