Songs Of The Day: New Music From Reminisce, Liya, Adekunle Gold & More

New music for the Easter holidays

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 this week, we brought you songs by Phyno, Bella Shmurda, Olu Bliss and more. Today’s selection includes songs from Reminisce, Liya, Adekunle Gold, Simi, AV and more

Reminisce – “Overdose” ft Simi 

For his third official release of the year, veteran rapper Reminisce has tapped Simi for new single “Overdose.” The romantic number sees the singer pleading to his muse to remain with him while he figures out how to reinvent himself. On the Quebeat-produced record, he sings “oh baby tell me what you want, girl I want to know abi you no want to do again/The thing be say I love you die I hope you know, mo gbe e sori bi gele oreke lewa” on the pre-hook of the track. Simi steps in shortly and delivers a stellar verse, singing equally romantic lyrics to her muse. 

Liya – “Adua (Remix)” ft Simi 

Last summer, Liya presented to listeners her debut EP ‘Alari’, a 6-tracker which featured standout records such as “Melo” and “Adua”. Today, Liya is here with the remix for “Adua” as she features Afropop singer Simi to bolster the song to newer heights. Simi opens the record with her verse, interspersing her thin and beautiful vocals across the track as they both express their deepest desires. Over the song’s infectious production, both singers blend their undulating vocals seamlessly across the track. 

Tayc – “D O D O” (Adekunle Gold Version)

Singer, songwriter Adekunle Gold has arrived with a refix for French singer Tayc’s original record titled “D O D O”. On the record, Adekunle Gold switches the tempo of the track, making it more slowly paced number as he delivers a beautiful verse that rivals its original version.

AV – “Big Thug Boys Remix” ft. Jireel 

Following the release of his breakout record “Big Thug Boys”, Newcomer and Fresh meat Alum, AV has further amplified the record with a remix. The record features a guest verse from Swedish-Angolan rapper Jireel. The rapper adds a befitting verse to an already enjoyable track, as he sings lyrics such as “I can make you sing them high notes, I’m a lover girl no playboy/anything you want Imma give to you”, specifying his intentions towards his muse. 

J.Derobie – “Ato Me So” 

Ghanaian singer, songwriter and performer J.Derobie has arrived with his first official single of the year “Ato Me So”. The singer arrives with an uptempo Afrobeats track infused with elements of R&B on the production, as he quips his meaningful lyrics in his mother tongue.

Sefa – “Soft Life” 

Ghanaian singer and Black Avenue Muzik signee, Sefa delivers a new record titled “Soft Life.” The song sees the artist speaking on the good things of life that she deserves, from designers to money and wealth, over the memorable production of the record. She sings lyrics such as “so so enjoyment, put am for my waist/make i dey, make i count money” to paint a clear picture of her affluent and unperturbed lifestyle.

Lex Ash – “Sweet Me”

Singer, photographer and visual artist Lex Ash kicks off his musical year with new record “Sweet Me”, a slow tempo romantic number which sees the artist singing to his muse with sensual and melodious vocals. He sings lyrics such as “Cause every time  you call my phone I can’t help myself to pick the phone just to say hello/e just dey sweet me to hear your voice”, speaking on how she makes him feel. 

Buchi Davids – “Come Around”

Newcomer Buchi Davids kicks off his musical career with his first record “Come Around”, a mid tempo Afrofusion record which sees the artist singing to his love interest, and delivering a sensual message. On the track, he chants lyrics such as “tell me what you want baby talk talk talk, anything you need baby I’ll be right there”, over the melodious production of the Blaise Beatz-produced beat.

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