Have you heard the news? Aftobeats is now a mainstream sound worldwide. This is no surprise seeing how this year has witnessed the highest number of West African artists debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same period. In the spirit of Afrobeats to the world, one of Nigeria’s biggest stars, Davido has released his debut song of 2021 titled Champion Sound featuring South Africa’s Focalistic.
In the sister country, Ghana, veteran rapper M.anifest has released his highly anticipated album Madina to the universe, a play on West African sound going international. We’ve curated a list of the top 5 trending new songs across Africa for a groovy weekend.
Here are 5 trending songs across Africa to keep your inner melody vibing…
#1. Davido ft. Focalistic – Champion Sound
Nigerian heavyweight singer Davido has released a new single entitled Champion Sound. On the new record, the singer collaborates with South African raving act, Focalistic. Champion Sound is Davido’s first official single for the year. It serves as a follow-up to his critically acclaimed project, his third studio album, tagged A Better Time.
#2. Ice Prince ft. Ckay – Shakara
Award-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter, Panshak Henry Zamani who is professionally known as Ice Prince releases a new single titled Shakara. On the new record, the Super Cool Cat Entertainment boss features his former record label mate, the current rave of the moment – CKay. The song was produced by Blaise Beatz.
#3. M.anifest ft. Adekunle Gold – Game Over
Ghanaian rap star M.anifest teams with top Nigerian music star Adekunle Gold to give fans this amazing record titled Game Over. This track is lifted from his new album Madina To The Universe. We can’t be tired of Ghana X Naija collaboration and this is another of those memorable music fusions.
#4. Tim Lyre & Prettyboy Do ft. Lady Donli – Highlife
Multifaceted Lagos-based Afro-fusion act Tim Lyre shares another record in 2021. The alternative artist who fuses rarely tapped Afro genres in Nigeria teamed up with Alternative rapper and singer, Prettyboy DO and Lady Donli to deliver Highlife. The artists spare no use of their lyricism as they put pen to rhythm and carry through an intentional use of distinct instruments to achieve a dynamic bop.
#5. Odunsi (The Engine) – Half a Tab
Nigerian Alté pioneer, Odunsi (The Engine) rolls out with a brand new studio craft titled Half A Tab. This comes as Odunsi (The Engine) debut sound for 2021 and it cops the usual alte grooves and vibes. Meanwhile, after his echoing silence on the music scene, Odunsi (The Engine) makes a comeback to the mainstream with a great and catchy sound.
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