Best New Music: R2Bees & Gyakie Are Delightfully Melodious On “Need Your Love”

Best New Music: R2Bees & Gyakie Are Delightfully Melodious On “Need Your Love”

A standout off the duo's last

Best New Music: Dunnie Craves Affection On “More (Ko Ko Ko)”

Best New Music: Dunnie Craves Affection On “More (Ko Ko Ko)”

Produced by Dennis Hope

Best New Music: CKay’s “you” Embodies The Sad Thrill of Toxic Relationships

Best New Music: CKay’s “you” Embodies The Sad Thrill of Toxic Relationships

A fine precursor to his forthcoming debut album, 'Sad

Best New Music: M.I Abaga taps Olamide & Nas for the meditative single, “Bigger”

Best New Music: M.I Abaga taps Olamide & Nas for the meditative single, “Bigger”

An early highlight off M.I's new album, 'The

Best New Music: Alpha Ojini & Odumodublvck Are Riotous On “Vigilante Bop”

Best New Music: Alpha Ojini & Odumodublvck Are Riotous On “Vigilante Bop”

a thrilling record inundated with pop culture references

Best New Music:  Fireboy DML’s “Ashawo” is a relatable tale about modern relationships

Best New Music: Fireboy DML’s “Ashawo” is a relatable tale about modern relationships

"I’m ready to come out to play. I’m ready to step into my superstar

Best New Music: Lirase makes life’s uncertainty sound hopeful on “Don’t Know”

Best New Music: Lirase makes life’s uncertainty sound hopeful on “Don’t Know”

The Ghanaian singer-songwriter offers defiant hope

Best New Music: Aluna, Prettyboy D-O & Kooldrink’s “Nowhere to Hide” is resonant & buoyant

Best New Music: Aluna, Prettyboy D-O & Kooldrink’s “Nowhere to Hide” is resonant & buoyant

A supple 'Piano

Best New Music: Omah Lay’s “temptations” Is A Masterpiece of Romantic Tussle

Best New Music: Omah Lay’s “temptations” Is A Masterpiece of Romantic Tussle

at his introspective best

Best New Music: NATIVE Sound System’s “Wedding Ring” Is A Marker Of Its Continued Growth

Best New Music: NATIVE Sound System’s “Wedding Ring” Is A Marker Of Its Continued Growth

the sound is

Best New Music: “Lokoto Riddim” expressively colours Juls’ forward-facing sonic vision

Best New Music: “Lokoto Riddim” expressively colours Juls’ forward-facing sonic vision

Continuing the revered producer's foray into new sounds

Best New Music: DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small reunite with Ami Faku for soothing anthem, “Beliveki”

Best New Music: DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small reunite with Ami Faku for soothing anthem, “Beliveki”

Another gloriously affecting song from a transcendental

Best New Music Special: Asake’s “Peace Be Unto You” + CKay’s “Watawi”

Best New Music Special: Asake’s “Peace Be Unto You” + CKay’s “Watawi”

Amapiano is the gift that keeps giving to Nigerian

Best New Music: Thato Saul & A-Reece Uphold Classic Rap Values on “Put It On Me”

Best New Music: Thato Saul & A-Reece Uphold Classic Rap Values on “Put It On Me”

A lyrical masterpiece off Thato's 'Life Is Gangster'

Best New Music: Zilla Oaks & Makama Recognise No Competition on “Slap$”

Best New Music: Zilla Oaks & Makama Recognise No Competition on “Slap$”

a standout from their joint tape

Best New Music: Buruklyn Boyz are living their best life on “Confession”

Best New Music: Buruklyn Boyz are living their best life on “Confession”

a new summit for Kenyan Drill's pioneering

Best New Music: Burna Boy reinforces his superpower with “Last Last”

Best New Music: Burna Boy reinforces his superpower with “Last Last”

Off his next album 'Love

Best New Music: Victony Ponders The Allure of A Situationship On “Soweto”

Best New Music: Victony Ponders The Allure of A Situationship On “Soweto”

a display of exceptional

Best New Music: Moliy’s “9 To 5” Celebrates The Joy of Unconventionality

Best New Music: Moliy’s “9 To 5” Celebrates The Joy of Unconventionality

a standout off her latest

Best New Music: BNXN & Zinoleesky are a dazzling pair on “Kilometer Remix”

Best New Music: BNXN & Zinoleesky are a dazzling pair on “Kilometer Remix”

a befitting