Songs Of The Day: New Music From Supa Gaeta, Seun Kuti, Twitch 4Eva & More

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We’re more than halfway through 2022, and it’s been an eventful year for Afropop. There’s been a torrent of great new music, spawning a massive stack of inventive smash hit songs. From Highlife-infused Ghanaian pop, to the unrelenting force that is Nigerian street-pop, to South Africa’s indomitable Dance scene, to tantalising Drill explorations in East and Central Africa, and much, much more, we’re living through abundant and musically expansive times.

Every week, many songs from African artists make their way to digital streaming platforms, and wading through them can be intense. That’s where The NATIVE’s Songs of the Day column comes in to help. We go through as many new releases as possible, spotlighting them here, two to three times every week. Begin your week with new music from Supa Gaeta, Seun Kuti, Twitch 4Eva & More. Dig in!

Supa Gaeta – “Conversation” ft. Delis & Kojo Trip

Ghana-born UK-based Afrofusion artist Suae Gaeta has shared with listeners his sophomore EP ‘Road To DND,’ a 7-track body of work which features artists such as Kojo Trip, BRYAN THE MENSAH, Kirani Ayat and more. On standout record “Conversation,” Supa Gaeta teams up with Delis and Kojo Trip for a boisterous number which finds them spitting dizzying bars. Over the bouncy production of the record, the artist sings “If you don’t want to talk about the money, I don’t want to hear the conversation” as he affirms his focus solely on stacking his paper and making money.

Seun Kuti – “Fight For You” ft. Naomi Achu

Seun Kuti is a voice for change. On his latest single, “Fight For You,” the singer and Naomi Achu deliver an upbeat number which focuses on the fight for freedom in Nigeria by calling on the future generation. Over the heavy drums and trumpets on the beat, Naomi sings “Sometimes the government is heavy on the nation, will we survive with the heavy limitations/I will be there to fight for you,” backed up by Seun Kuti’s baritone vocals.

Twitch 4Eva – “Abeg U”

Ghanian singer and songwriter Twitch 4Eva is back with yet another mid-tempo romantic number. On the record, he pleads with his love interest to take him and his emotions more seriously because he is committed to their love. On the Afrolektra-production, he sings “Caro I’m begging, dont play me for a fool/Abeg o, I’m begging,” pleading with his muse to answer his cries. 

J. Derobie – “Bruk Off”

Ghanaian singer, songwriter and emPawa signee J Derobie returns with the lead single off his forthcoming project, a Dancehall infused record titled “Bruk Off.” The catchy new number is primed for the dance floor and finds the artist switching between his dialect and English as he encourages women to shake their bodies and have a good time. 

J Martins – “Gimme Love”

Veteran singer and songwriter J. Martins arrives with a mid tempo romantic number “Gimme Love.” Over the hippy production of the record, he sings, “Cause I’m falling for you, give me this your love/I dey mad for you baby,” imploring his muse to give their shared love a chance.

Jay Bahd – “Badman”

Asakaa drill rapper Jay Bahd is back with another bouncy drill record titled “Badman.” The new number finds the artist spitting hard hitting bars over the production of the record, switching between his Ghanaian dialect and English, stating that he’s a king and should not be messed with.

Poco Lee – “Otilo (Izz Gone)” ft. Hotkid

For the record “Otilo (Izz Gone),” popular dancer and artist Poco Lee taps emerging artist Hotkid for a special new number. The feel-good track finds the pair focusing on the good things in life, including partying and turning up. On the Producer X-produced record, Hotkid brings his infectious energy to the tracj with lyrics such as “I go high, I go party till the night, omo where my henessy o/we in the club all my people don dey vibe, you can feel the energy.”

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