Songs Of The Day: New Music From Pongo, Frescool, Runda & More

Music from across the continent

2022 is no longer a new year, and Afropop knows that very well. As much as the previous year was packed with scene-defining achievements, especially within the context of global growth, the only way to keep the momentum from falling off is for artists to keep reaching into their bag for great music that holds the ears and captures the hearts of millions of listeners across the continent and well beyond. That’s exactly what’s been happening, so much so that there’s hundreds of new singles, at-least one new must-hear album and a new smash hit every week.

Amidst this torrent of new music, the NATIVE is committed to highlighting the best releases you need to hear, and possibly add to your playlists. That’s the essence of our ‘Songs of the Day’ column. Earlier in the week, we had new releases from Zlatan, Icytooicy, Maya Amolo, Alpha Ojini and more. Today, we bring to you new releases from Pongo, Frescool, Runda and More.

Pongo – “Hey Linda”

Angolan-Portuguese singer and songwriter Pongo is here with her new album ‘Sakidila’, a 12-tracker with features from Titica, Mosty and more. She opens the album with the standout, up-tempo track, “Hey Linda.” The record sees the artist delivering a party-ready, fun record while she raps in her dialect over the melodious production of the track.

Frescool – “Alone”

Following the release of his 2021 single “Cover Me,” Cash Nation signee Frescool is here with his latest offering “Alone.” The Bally-produced record sees the artist delivering a mid-tempo, inspirational record which sees him singing about his struggles and working hard for a spot at the top. “Everything I think about is money, ah/If I no get, kini mo ni ah, me I just wan dey alone,” he sings contemplatively on the chorus of the track.


Thywill – “On Tweaduampong” (feat. Kwaku DMC)

The Asakaa boys are back at it again, this time with new single, “On Tweaduampong.” On the song, Thywill teams up with Kwaku DMC and the duo deliver a hard-hitting drill record which sees them both spitting heavy bars in their respective dialects.

Kid Kwesi – “Antisocial”

On Kid Kwesi’s latest offering, “Antisocial,” the Ghanaian singer and rapper delivers a slow paced record which sees him  singing lyrics about evolving, growing and improving his artistry at his own pace. On the track, he sings, “there no be chance I dey sing I dey rap, nobody fit take my place/I dey do everything nobody like me/I be king of my craft and I’m taking my shit to the world.”

Runda – “Good Girl”

Afrobeats singer and songwriter Runda has arrived with his latest single, “Good Girl,” a romantic number which sees the artist singing sweet and sultry lyrics to his love interest, lyrics such as “You bad, you bad, good girl gone bad/These girls be hating but they no fit be like you/you are my lover forever,” over the bouncy production of the track.

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