Songs Of The Day: New Music From Wurld, Reminisce, Kofi Mole & More
All the best music from around the continent
All the best music from around the continent
After the many wins forged by Afropop last year, the musical landscape has never looked more promising. As such the fast and furious pace of new music releases makes it hard to keep track of all the good music coming out of Africa. That’s where our Songs of the Day column comes in.
We’re doing the work to stay on pulse with all the music coming out from across the continent and beyond, bringing you exciting songs of tomorrow: today. Earlier this week, we brought you new releases from Skiibii, Davido, 2Baba, Sean Lifer & more. Now to kickstart the weekend, we’re bringing you new releases from Wurld, Portable, Kofi Mole, Reminisce & More. Enjoy.
WurlD is infamous for letting his emotions speak through his music. This is not any different on his latest single, “Let You Down”. The electronic Afro-soul track is a solemn number that finds WurlD speaking on his unintentional actions that hurt his love interest. He goes on to wish he didn’t meet her, and maybe he wouldn’t have let her down. “Let You Down” is the headliner to WurlD’s forthcoming 19 track album ‘My World With U’, set to debut in March. Alongside “Let You Down” are his other singles “Spunk” and “Stamina” set also be featured on this project.
Veteran Nigeria rapper, Reminisce gifts his fans a brand new single titled “Alaye Toh Se Gogo”. Serving as his first official single of the year, the new track is a slow tempo track filled with Piano sounds which are accentuated by delectable drum patterns. He raps his heart out in his signature pace and a clear yet strong voice that carries weighty messages. Gearing up for the release of his upcoming album and other singles yet to drop, he raps about focusing on himself, having no fear, and thanking God for his blessing and hopes he grants him many more years.
Since gripping our attention with 2020’s viral track “Zazoo Zeh,” alongside dancer Poco lee and Olamide, and kicking off 2022 with the Barry Jhay-assisted “All Eyes On Me”, Portable has now tapped street-hop pioneer, Small Doctor on another single entitled “Neighbour”. Over a catchy traditional beat, Portable does what he does best and captures our attention with his dizzying rhymes and rapid-fire alliteration. Small Doctor jumps in with the perfect sound that compliments the song and makes for an enjoyable listening experience that will soon hit the streets.
Dangbana Republik’s hitmaker Bella Shmurda delivers a new single dubbed “Friends” to celebrate his birthday. The Niphkeys produced track will be Bella’s first project of the year 2022. On this Afropop single, Bella with all his success and travels has to say goodbye to his friends but reassure them he has them in mind no matter where his venture leads him. A must listen
The chart-topping single “Holy Father” featured on Mayorkun’s ‘Back to Office’ is back on the scene with a cinematic and eccentric visual. Assisted by fast-rising sensation Victony with such catchy lyrics, vocals and feet stomping beats produced by Semzi, it’s no surprise that this track has garnered impressive numbers on turntables charts and streaming platforms all over. The visual is set on Mayorkun embarking on a secret mission to seek out a high entity, directed by the amazing TG Omori. The biggest surprise is witnessing Victony standing on his feet to perform the song as he was prone to a wheelchair due to a horrific car accident last year. A video worth watching.
Afro pops fastest rising star Ayra Starr and global hitmaker CKay teamed up to give us the hit single entitled “Beggie Beggie” which was featured in the Ayra Starr’s highly received debut album, ‘19 & Dangerous’. Produced by Louddaaa, “Beggie Beggie” is a contemporary and minimalist homage to the warm grooves of traditional African music.
Thematically a change in pace from Ayra’s anthems of defiance and independence, “Beggie Beggie” sees Ayra demonstrate vulnerability and a longing to be loved. With the songs success, it is fair that it is accompanied by a fire music video. The Director K-released video is a representation of Nigeria’s cultural Renaissance set against a Nollywood-inspired backdrop. The style featured in the visuals is reminiscent of the Y2K and old Nollywood era from the hairstyles to the outfits, emphasising the vision and spirit of the video.
Love is in the air. Leading up to Valentine’s season, “Wayo” by Teeben is a perfect song for those lovebirds and singles wishing to serenade that special someone with a song. An Afro-pop track headed by a heartfelt theme about coming into love with a clean heart and honest intentions. Teeben also admires his love interest and what it feels like to be in love with her. Must be nice for some.
The Ghanaian rapper Kofi Mole recently released his eight-track EP ‘Knackaveki’, which features a few of his fellow Ghanaian artists like Joey B, Eden, and Pappy Kojo. One of the fan favourites in the project is the opening track, “Abuakwa”. “Abuakwa” is a catchy single that pays homage to his hometown in Ghana that also goes by the name Abuukwa – Kumasi. “Got love for my city and my city love for the ni***a I dey fuck with just enjoy the hospitality” he raps, determined to put his hometown on the map.