Songs Of The Day: New Music From Alpha P, Bella Alubo, Darkoo & More
Catch up on all new releases this weekend
Catch up on all new releases this weekend
As we cross into the second half of the year, the amount of music we consume continues to grow exponentially by the second. With amazing songs dropping at an unrelenting pace, it’s not always easy to cut through the noise and the sheer volume of it all to find the music that will accompany our melancholy, inspire our next creative breakthrough, allow us our loved ones more securely, or take us to a place of unencumbered elation.
That’s where our ‘Songs of the Day’ column comes in. We try to keep our fingers on the pulse of music from across the continent and beyond, bringing you exciting songs from talented musicians who are continuously trying to bounds of artistry with their music. Earlier this week, we brought you new releases from Dave, 1Da Banton, Deena Ade, Tshego, Spesh OG, SJXY and more. This weekend, we’re bringing you all the best tunes from Alpha P, Bella Alubo, Darkoo, Moelogo, Mohbad, Tshego, DEELA, Tblu and more. Enjoy.
Alpha P has been on a roll this year. Earlier in the year, he featured on the TMXO-produced “Jiggy Bop”, a delightful cut that featured on the ‘Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired By Coming 2 America’ soundtrack. A few months later, when Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” took a world tour to West Africa, the singer once again featured on the “Peaches (Masterkraft Remix)” alongside Omah Lay.
For his latest solo single “Oh No”, Alpha P is now turning the amp up a notch further. The Killertunes-produced track has the artist singing to a muse; “Baby oh no, where i wan go?/come take my soul/Anything you tell me i go do, full stop” he quips on the track inviting love into his life.
This year, Bella Alubo has kept listeners consistently well-fed with a slew of new singles. Already, she’s released “Pretty Things”, “Gbolahan” and “Gba Gbe”, which resulted in the singer announcing her debut album ‘Bella Buffet’. Ahead of its release later this year, Bella Alubo has now another single titled “Table For Two”, a catchy new track that’s sure to whet fans appetite.
Over the stellar production by Snn, Bella sings “Na mistake I do wey I set the table for two/You were never there when I needed you” on the song’s hook chastising a past lover for their flaky ways. The anti-love anthem finds her weaving interesting tales into poignant lyrics that will certainly resonate with many listeners. However, while she’s the one being played, she comes ready with a roast dinner for two and he just happens to be on the menu.
Since Darkoo burst onto the scene in 2019 with “Gangsta” featuring One Ace, she’s been an exciting talent to watch grow and develop as an artist. This year, she’s set her sights on her biggest mission yet: the release of her debut EP ‘2 in 1’, a 6-track course that gives listeners a taste of her improved versatility.
Stand out track “Slow Down” featuring Tion Wayne is a mid-tempo romantic number that finds both artists serenading their muse. Over the melodious beat of this track, Darkoo sings “slow down for me baby, jeje o baby/I just wanna be your one and only” professing her affection for her this person.
Last year, Nigerian singer Davido released his third studio album ‘A Better Time’, a cross-continental cut that featured a host of artists from Young Thug to Nicki Minaj, Tiwa Savage, Nas, Lil Baby, Mayorkun and more. Since then, he’s been expanding the world around the album with music video releases for songs such as “The Best”, “Tanana” and more.
To capitalise more on the album’s success, he’s now released the video for “Shopping Spree”, the boisterous number featuring Young Thug and frequent collaborator, Chris Brown. The Des Gray-directed video takes place in a school setting with Davido as the cool jock boy in love with the finest girl at the school. He serenades her by performing his verse and dances for her. Young Thug and Chris Brown also make cameos in the video acting out the song’s romantic theme with their muses.
Following the success of his hit single “KPK” with hit producer Rexxie, Marlian Music signee, Mohbad is back with another smash hit that certainly has the potential to take over the clubs this summer. Produced by Niphkeys, this track is as its title says is a feel-good song that will certainly get you in the best mood.
The Amapiano-inspired number finds the singer looking past the hardships in life to the specks of good moments that surface from time to time. With lyrics such as “I know there is a day when my pains willl go away/Till then I smoke it away,” he implores listeners to look ahead to the good days.
Rapper SaveMilli has just released his debut EP ‘Childish II’, a 6-tracker with features from a host of Nigerian rap talent from Blaqbonez, to J Molley and PsychoYP. Standout number “Pretty Girls Love To Party” featuring J Molley and PsychoYP finds all three rappers boasting about their affluent lifestyles and their roster of pretty women. “Put on my dancing shoes, they don’t get me tired/Pull up with all these women, pretty girls like to party”, raps Savemilli on the song’s catchy hook, clearly having fun trading bars with his peers.
British-Nigerian rapper DEELA has consistently shown us the type of treatment she demands from her men. On past releases “CHAINS” and “Bitch Boi”, she’s wasted no time in asserting who she is and how she deserves to be treated by new lovers, past flings, and ex-lovers alike.
On her latest single “Get A Grip”, she delivers a scathing verse about her needs and her sexual demands. ‘Take me out then eat me/I want to eat at the Shard and get lit/Lie to my nigga to get all of this/Get A Grip’ she raps, schooling her suitors on how she would like to be approached.
South African rapper Tsegho, releases a 3-track EP ‘3 Piece’, with lead single “Only If You Like That” and guest verses from Shekhinah, Blxckie and Flvme. The standout track, “My Favourite Song” has both artists complementing each other perfectly on the mid-tempo track as they mix harmonies melodiously with indisputable chemistry.
As his artist tag says, “When you hear me say Logo, You know it’s banger”. Moelogo collaborates with Reekado Banks to deliver a mid-tempo love banger. “One time” is a pleasing song about a beautiful lady who they wish to show affection to; “All i want to do is just love you, give you the world/One time, girl give me your love for one night”. With a Reekado Banks-verse assist, both artists deliver a stellar performance.
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