It’s perhaps impossible to not like Afrobeat music. Why? Because it’s a versatile genre that just keeps evolving and the music keeps getting better. This week, Nigerian artists aimed to teleport us to the dance floor with their new releases, and boy did they succeed! Prince of afro rave, Rema showed fans he still has what it takes with a new song titled Calm Down. Quick tip from us: you can use lyrics from this song to woo your crush *wink wink*.
Rising artists Dai Verse and Buju join forces to give fans Sweet Daddy, a song we are certain will take over Nigerian clubs sooner than later because of how groovy it is. We’ve curated the top 5 new and trending Afrobeat songs for you to party to this weekend.
Check out the top 5 trending new Afrobeat songs across Nigeria…
#1. Rema – Calm Down
Mavin x Jonzing Record signee, Rema has returned with a new song titled Calm Down. This song serves as his first delivery of the year 2022. Last December, the singer assured fans his debut album will be released this year. It can be assumed that Calm Down is the beginning of Rema’s album rollout for the year. In this song, Rema sings for the lady who has his heart and makes him excited.
#2. Fireboy DML ft. 21 Savage and Blxst – Peru Remix
Following the success of the original song as well as the global success of the remix with British artist, Ed Sheeran, Fireboy DML has given Americans their own remix featuring rappers 21 Savage and Blxst. Peru, which serves as the first song off Fireboy’s third studio album has achieved global success and this new remix is yet another proof of that and opens the door to other singles and the unannounced album.
#3. Basketmouth ft. Peruzzi – Celowi
Celowi is the fourth song on Basketmouth’s newly released sophomore album titled Horoscopes and it features 30BG artist Peruzzi. Basketmouth chose to continue his collaboration with producer Duktor Sett on his sophomore album, Horoscopes, resulting in a body of work that never loses the artist’s trademark comedy. On Celowi, Peruzzi sings about a desirable lady he is attracted to as he lists her qualities and Basketmouth adds his comedic touches. Rema Calm Down
#4. L.A.X ft. Ayra Starr – Options
Nigerian Afrobeat singer, L.A.X connects with Nigerian singer Ayra Starr for his first single of 2022 titled Options. On Options, L.A.X keeps the focus on delivering a soulful, danceable groove while blending aspects of reggae, R&B, and rap with the Western Nigerian sound of Fuji. Ayra Starr brings her R&B fire which makes her a lovable singer and global force. Together, they created a song that’s sure to find a comfortable spot on charts.
#5. Dai Verse ft. Buju – Sweet Daddy
Rising Nigerian singer-songwriter, Dai Verse popular known for the song Cocaine, is back with a new single that possesses so much commercial prospects. This time, he’s aided by Buju, one of, if not the most prominent act of 2021. As the title says, Sweet Daddy has the power to cling to one’s person and has so much replay value, creating a want to hear it again and again. Semzi Beatz gets the production credit. Rema Calm Down
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