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

Best New Music: YoungstaCPT immortalises his memory of Riky Rick on “Dear Rikhado, Love Riyadh”

Best New Music: YoungstaCPT immortalises his memory of Riky Rick on “Dear Rikhado, Love Riyadh”

Extending grace and accepting the finality of

Best New Music: Tshego unites Nasty C & Nadia Nakai for the anthemic “Money Machines”

Best New Music: Tshego unites Nasty C & Nadia Nakai for the anthemic “Money Machines”

Tshego ascends to a new

Best New Music: Black Sherif continues to refine his uniqueness on “Kwaku The Traveller”

Best New Music: Black Sherif continues to refine his uniqueness on “Kwaku The Traveller”

a boisterous new

Best New Music: Burna Boy Breathes New Life Into Asake’s Hit Single, “Sungba”

Best New Music: Burna Boy Breathes New Life Into Asake’s Hit Single, “Sungba”

Another No. 1 for

Best New Music: Elaine offers romantic assurance on glossy single, “Shine”

Best New Music: Elaine offers romantic assurance on glossy single, “Shine”

A gleaming pop

Best New Music: Rema Lives Up To His Name On AJ Tracey-assisted single “FYN”

Best New Music: Rema Lives Up To His Name On AJ Tracey-assisted single “FYN”

Another banger from

Best New Music Special: Cruel Santino documents his sonic evolution on new LP, ‘Subaru Boys: FINAL HEAVEN’

Best New Music Special: Cruel Santino documents his sonic evolution on new LP, ‘Subaru Boys: FINAL HEAVEN’

A total immersion into his hyper-vivid