Afrobeats is one of the biggest cultural movements in the world right now. Influencing everything from fashion to sports, the music acts as the adhesive, catching on to listeners of all demographics and shaping the scene in Africa with great potential. With the growing number of new Afrobeats releases every week, it becomes necessary to round up the best of the bunch. Leading the pack this week is Trumpet, a collaboration between veteran rapper Olamide and rising global star, CKay. This song ushers in a new album era for Baddo.
Elsewhere, after postponing the release of his album, Legend or No Legend to May 18, Wande Coal has released a new single in the rollout titled Let Them Know. It’s a song with heavy Afrobeats influence to remind people of the veteran’s sway in the industry. This week saw the release of a number of hot Afrobeats songs, and here, we have curated a list of the hottest five.
Check out the top 5 trending new Afrobeats songs released this week…
#1. Olamide ft. CKay – Trumpet
Nigerian music veteran, Olamide has teamed up with talented singer-cum-record-producer CKay for his latest single titled Trumpet. Leading as a pathway to Olamide’s forthcoming album, the song doubles as his first official single of 2023 as a lead artist. Trumpet is a fusion of Baddo’s signature sound and CKay’s soulful R&B style. The track showcases the best of both artistes, with catchy hooks, smooth melodies, and dynamic beats. With Olamide and CKay’s combined talents and innovative approach to music, this collaboration, co-produced by P. Prime and CKay, is sure to be one of the highlights of the year in the Nigerian music scene.
#2. Wande Coal – Let Them Know
Wande Coal, the high-profile Nigerian singer-songwriter, has just released a new single titled Let Them Know. The song, which contains heavy Afrobeats elements, sees Wande Coal show off his soulful vocals and lyrical prowess once again. Let Them Know is a love song that expresses the hitmaker’s desire to keep his love life private and lowkey. The lyrics are poetic and heartfelt and are sure to resonate with listeners who have experienced the joys and complexities of romantic relationships. The track is produced by the beatmaker Kel P, who creates a perfect blend of upbeat drums, smooth guitar riffs, and catchy melodies. Let Them Know comes just before Coal’s long-awaited album Legend or No Legend scheduled to drop on May 18.
#3. Bad Boy Timz ft. Zlatan – I Salute
Renowned Nigerian singer, Bad Boy Timz has teamed up with the talented Zlatan for a new single titled I Salute. The collaboration, which was announced mere days prior, has finally landed and it is an Afro-pop record and showcases the best of both artistes. The track features a catchy hook and a driving beat, with Bad Boy Timz delivering his signature smooth vocals and Zlatan adding his trademark rap verses.
#4. Zinoleesky – Many Things
Marlian Music recording artiste, Zinoleesky has just released a brand new single titled Many Things. The song, which was produced by rising beatmaker, BabyBeats, once again exhibits Zinoleesky’s versatile singing and songwriting abilities. Many Things is a mid-tempo track that combines elements of Afrobeats and soul. The song features the singer’s signature smooth vocals, which are accompanied by a catchy beat and thoughtful lyrics that touch on themes of thanksgiving, perseverance, and the struggles of everyday life.
#5. DJ Neptune ft. Spyro – Count Your Blessings
DJ Neptune, high-profile disk jockey and record producer, and Spyro, Who is Your Guy crooner, have joined forces to release a new single titled Count Your Blessings. The upbeat track is a celebration of life and a reminder to appreciate the good things in our lives. The song features Spyro’s signature adlibs, smooth vocals, and catchy melodies. The lyrics are uplifting and encourage listeners to be grateful for the blessings they have, no matter how small they may seem.
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