It looks like afrobeats favorite youngsters are making a big splash now. From this week’s releases, it is evident that they are here to accelerate their move to the top. While making a very rare feat: gaining international recognition without an album, Omah Lay has finally released his debut studio album titled Boy Alone, a wonderfully curated project that tells a story.
Meanwhile, Fireboy DML isn’t slowing down either. Well on the way to releasing his third album in less than four years, the singer has dropped another widely beloved track called Bandana which features Asake, thereby extending his no-bad-song record. It is a good week for music in Nigeria with so many great releases. Here are the top five trending tunes that are currently taking over the airwaves.
Check out the top 5 trending new Afrobeat songs released this week…
#1. Omah Lay – I’m A Mess
After a few years in the music scene and gaining international recognition without an existing album, singer and songwriter Omah Lay has finally released his highly anticipated debut studio album called Boy Alone. With singles like Understand, Attention, and Woman topping charts, Omah has announced I’m a Mess as the next single on the newly released album. The melody of this hypnotic tune is incomparable to his previous releases, which is a quality that extends throughout the album.
#2. Fireboy DML ft. Asake – Bandana
Still preparing us for his third studio album, Playboy, which will be released on August 5, Fireboy DML has given fans a taste of what is to come. On this new song titled Bandana, the “Peru” hitmaker joins creative and vocal forces with his YBNL label mate, Asake to deliver what people have termed one of the best releases this year. Asake’s choir-ish type of sound gave afforded this tune an edge that has hardly been explored by Nigerian artists. Bandana will definitely be on repeat for a while.
#3. Adekunle Gold – 5 Star
While his third studio album, Catch Me If You Can is still making waves and his tour underway, Adekunle Gold doesn’t seem to be backing down. Having changed his sound, which has been received positively by the general public, the singer-songwriter has released a new song titled 5 Star. Per his words, this song is him fulfilling his promise of staying consistent this year. The Kel-P-produced song is a mix of great vocals and instrumentals which is expected of the singing-producing duo.
#4. Chike ft. Flavour – Hard To Find
Sensational critically acclaimed afro-pop/R&B artist and songwriter, Chike has released a new enchanting single titled Hard To Find. The rising vocalist worked on this fantastic melody with multi-talented Nigerian songwriter and singer, Flavour. While fans are still waiting for a release date of his second studio album, The Brother’s Keeper, the singer has provided this beautiful anthem that reaffirms that love and the good things of life are indeed hard to find.
#5. Iyanya ft. Davido and Kizz Daniel – Like
Iyanya is making a smooth and successful return to the music industry. This time, the afro-pop artist has released a song featuring DMW CEO Davido and Kizz Daniel titled Like. The heavily seductive track sees the trio do what they do best as they deliver IG caption-worthy lines in their verses.
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