Songs Of The Day: New Music From Skiibii, 2Baba, O’Kenneth & More
start your week with these new tracks
start your week with these new tracks
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. Last week, we brought you new releases from Kofi Mole, PsychoYP, Tim Lyre, Fiokee & more. This week, enjoy these new releases from Skiibii, Davido, O’Kenneth, 2Baba, Sean Lifer and more.
In November last year, Nigerian singer, Skiibii released “Baddest Boy,” a catchy and boastful track about his journey and come up. To further promote the track, he’s employed the help of none other than Afropop superstar Davido to bolster the song to newer heights.
Released over the weekend, “Baddest Boy (Remix)” finds both artists hyping themselves up and trading braggadocious bars about their current status in the game. Singing “Bad belle lo po la ye, Kehinde le jo jun Taiye/OBO tun gbe won sare”, Davido sets the nonchalant tone for the rest of the song, telling listeners to always strive to be their best selves despite the opps.
The Asaaka boys are back at it this new year. This time around, O’Kenneth teams up with Reggie to deliver new single titled “All Eyes”. Over the bouncy production of the song, both rappers trade bars about handling their opps, maintaining the spotlight while still remaining their true selves.
On his new single “Old School Love”, Ghananian DJ and record producer, DJ Boat melds Afropop with contemporary R&B and Pop for a catchy romantic tune about his muse. Teaming up with rising star, Vict0ny, whose buttery smooth vocals make the song an enjoyable listen, “Old School Love” is a nostalgic track about pursuing true love. “I need some time with you, whatchu saying girl?/I need a life with you, whatchu saying girl, that’s why I need that Old school love”, sings Vict0ny over the song’s pop-tinged production, with lyrics that segue between sentimental longing and brazing.
For his first release of the year, veteran singer and songwriter 2Baba has returned with a heartwarming new track titled “Smile”. Over the romantic track, he sings directly to his love interest, thanking her for her devotion and promising to keep her smiling all her days. With lyrics such as “See the way this girl is smiling, e dey burst my brain/No matter what they say, I know I will love her eternally”, the singer declares his deepest feelings in no uncertain terms.
Sean Lifer is heralded as the Godfather of Ghanaian Drill. After years of spreading the gospel of Asakaa Drill back at home and in the diaspora, the rapper has now begun the year with a new EP titled ‘Lost In Space.’ The 5-tracker finds the artist combining a myriad of sounds and themes together to create a world entirely of his own making. On the standout track “Goals”, the rapper speaks about his goals for the future while taking into account his present status in the industry.
Nigerian singer Jaywon teams up with fellow collaborator, Jaywillz for a romantic new single titled “Sugar.” The track finds both artists serenading their love interests, and attempting to win them over with undulating admiration.
After gripping our attention with the viral track “Zazoo Zehh” featuring dancer Poco Lee and Olamide, the Zazuu master himself, Portable has returned with an another single titled “All Eyes On Me” featuring Barry Jhay. Over the catchy new number, Portable sings “Brother pray for me, sister pray for me, thank you to those showing me love,” thanking those who have stood by him and support his journey.
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