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Burna Boy Ascends On ‘Higher’ + More New And Trending Music By African Artists

Burna Boy Ascends On ‘Higher’ + More New And Trending Music By African Artists


African music is pulsating stronger than ever, and this week’s releases are a testament to the continent’s ever-evolving musical landscape. From established giants like Burna Boy dropping the dancefloor anthem “Higher” to genre-bending pioneers like Amaarae pushing boundaries, there’s a sound for every listener.

This week’s heatwave features surprise projects, soulful serenades, and star-studded remixes—all guaranteed to elevate your mood and keep you moving. So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to dive into the hottest new African tracks taking over the airwaves.

Check out the top 5 trending new songs released this week…

#1. Burna Boy – Higher

The African Giant refuses to be tethered to the earth. Burna Boy’s latest song, Higher, is a celestial and introspective exploration powered by an infectious Afrobeats groove. Burna’s signature swagger takes center stage, leaving no doubt that this song will find a permanent home on every party playlist. While details on whether Higher is a single for a future album remain under wraps, one thing is certain: this track is guaranteed to elevate your mood.

#2. Olamide – Metaverse

Olamide, the undisputed king of the streets, is a master of reinvention. This week, he dropped his surprise project titled Ikigai. On this 7-track project is Metaverse, a song that has nothing to do with virtual reality. Olamide’s signature streetwise lyricism collides with self-praise, creating a unique and thought-provoking listening experience. Whether he’s exploring the latest trends or staying true to his gritty roots, the iconic rapper consistently proves his ability to keep things fresh.

#3. Pheelz – Majo

When the need for a feel-good anthem strikes, look no further than Pheelz’s infectious new single, Majo. This irresistible tune is a masterclass in blending smooth vocals with a driving Afrobeats rhythm. It’s a guaranteed dance floor igniter, and with Pheelz’s renowned production talent on full display, Majo serves as another reminder of why he’s one of Africa’s most in-demand artists. The song is off the artist’s newly released EP, Pheelz Good II.

#4. Amaarae – Sweeeet

Ghanaian songstress Amaarae continues to carve her own path in the music industry. Her latest offering, Sweeeet, is a sonic adventure that blends sugary melodies with her captivating soulful vocals. This genre-bending track is a testament to the singer’s unique artistry and her unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of contemporary African music. Sweeeet is the lead single off Amaarae’s new EP, Roses Are Red, Tears Are Blue.

#5. Tyler ICU ft. DJ Maphorisa, Shallipopi, Lojay, Tumelo ZA – Mnike (Remix)

South African producer Tyler ICU takes his Amapiano smash Mnike to stratospheric heights with an all-star remix. Featuring heavyweights like DJ Maphorisa, Shallipopi, Lojay, and Tumelo ZA, the remix injects the track with fresh energy, showcasing the collaborative spirit and global reach of the Amapiano sound. This star-studded version is a guaranteed party starter, further solidifying Mnike as a frontrunner in the Amapiano movement.

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