Songs Of The Day: New Music From Reekado Banks, Busiswa, Kah-Lo & More
new week, new music.
new week, new music.
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. For our weekend instalment, we spotlighted new releases from Victony, BOJ and ENNY, Diamond Platinumz, Jaido P and more. Today, we bring to you music from Reekado Banks, Niphkeys, Naira Marley, KiDi, Diamond Platnumz and more. Tap in.
Following the success of the hit record “Blessings” with Marlian record signee Zinoleesky, Niphkeys is here with the new track, “Man Of The Year”. Assisted by Reekado Banks, “Man of the Year” is an uptempo Amapiano infused bop, which sees the artist hyping himself up, singing braggadocious lyrics such as “Won so fun won pe, I get all the money in the bank/Put them on the run, I’m the man of the year.”
Following the success of their 2021 hit single “Coming”, the duo have teamed up with record producer Rexxie for another hit “Where You Dey Go”. The standout production of the track features heavy kicks and bass drums on the beat, giving the track the amapiano feel to it.
For her first official release of the year, Nigerian born US-based singer Kah-Lo is here with party tune “Drag Me Out”, a track that sees the artist expressing her playful and energetic side over a catchy and irresistible beat. In usual Kah-Lo fashion, the production provides the perfect background for her to fire her lyrics such as “I like to party, I like to get ecstatic/I’m spending all my money, I’m not leaving tomorrow.”
Ghanaian singers Bisa Kdei & KiDi have teamed up for a new record titled “Love You”. The romantic number sees both artists expressing their deepest feelings to their love interests in their respective dialects, while delivering a heart filled record that soothes the soul.
Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz has arrived with a new track “Sona”, and has collaborated with Nigerian Afropop singer Adekunle Gold. The mid-tempo track is a romantic record, which sees the artists speaking on how their muses make them feel. On the chorus of the track Platnumz sings “My baby sona, now I’m a believer/Your love is all me I want for life”.
For this track, R&B singer and songwriter Rexx Life Raj has teamed up with Fireboy DML and Wale for a sensual R&B record titled “Beauty In The Madness”. The mid-tempo track finds the artists singing romantic lyrics to their respective muses. On the hook of the record, Raj sings “All that I imagine is you help me find a way to see the beauty in the madness,” expressing just how she makes him feel loved and seen.
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