Fireboy DML Gives Us A Sonic Experience With ‘Someone’ + More Trending New Afrobeats Songs
Over the years, the Nigerian music industry has consistently made progress, with Nigerian artistes and their exceptional sounds gaining widespread recognition both nationally and internationally. This week is no exception as a number of Afrobeats songs have been released and are beginning to dominate the airwaves and streaming charts. Topping this week’s list is Fireboy DML who makes his 2023 debut with a song titled Someone, a song which shows his growth artistically.
Iyanya also made his presence known again with his long-awaited collaboration with BNXN titled Sinner which was meticulously crafted under the creative direction of his frequent collaborator, the ingenious producer Shugavybz. There were other artistes who put out excellent songs this week. Here, we’ve highlighted the top five which are dominating the trends list.
Check out the top 5 trending new Afrobeats songs released this week…
#1. Fireboy DML – Someone
Nigerian singer-songwriter, Fireboy DML has just set the stage for an exciting year ahead as he kickstarts his year with this mesmerizing single titled Someone. The song showcases Fireboy DML’s continuous artistic growth and versatility, effortlessly blending elements of Afrobeats, R&B, and Soul into a seamless sonic experience. The song delivers a catchy melody, accompanied by heartfelt and relatable lyrics that resonate with listeners on a deep level.
#2. Iyanya ft. BNXN – Sinner
Iyanya has continued his impressive run with the release of his latest single Sinner featuring one of the industry’s professors of hooks, BNXN (fka Buju). The feel-good tune showcases the exceptional vocal prowess and dynamic musical styles of both artistes, resulting in a potent piece that is able to captivate the fans. Sinner boasts a compelling melody, accompanied by a pulsating rhythm that demands attention from the very first note. Iyanya’s soulful and emotive vocals seamlessly intertwine with BNXN’s unique vocal style, creating a harmonious blend that leaves listeners in awe.
#3. Amaarae – Co-Star
Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter Amaarae is taking no prisoners this year. This week, she released a powerful chart-topping contender and announced a forthcoming album. The Afropop songstress announced the release of her second studio album titled Fountain Baby—to be released on June 9th— and dropped a single titled Co-Star accompanied by an entertaining video. In her latest single, the hitmaker continues on her quest to bring female empowerment and sexuality to the forefront, as her lyrical take on the 12 zodiac signs oozes sex appeal and sass.
#4. CKay ft. Blaqbonez – Hallelujah
In a fusion of talent and creativity, Nigerian music colleagues, CKay and Blaqbonez come together on the carefree tune Hallelujah. Produced by the highly gifted Magicsticks, the collaboration showcases the best of both artistes’ individual musical abilities, resulting in a track that is bound to captivate listeners on the first listen. Hallelujah represents a perfect blend of CKay’s melodic sensibilities and Blaqbonez’s unique seamless flow, creating a dynamic contrast that keeps the listeners hooked from start to finish.
#5. Not3s ft. Mayorkun – So Far Gone
British-Nigerian artiste Not3s has released a new single, So Far Gone, in which he features Mayorkun. This is the most connected Not3s has ever been to his Nigerian heritage. Some may call it an epiphany, others may call it a homecoming. However you see it, this is a full-circle moment for the artiste that reinforces the beauty of creative freedom and expression. Six years since his debut album Take Not3s, the talent not only showcases a maturity in his sound in So Far Gone but also his own growth from a teen pop sensation to a refined artiste that has reconnected with his roots.
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