Songs Of The Day: New Music From Tekno, Skales, Olamide & More

new music from around the continent

After the many wins forged by Afropop last year, the musical landscape has never looked more promising. As such the fast and furious pace of new music releases makes it hard to keep track of all the good music coming out of Africa. That’s where our Songs of the Day column comes in.

We’re doing the work to stay on pulse with all the music coming out from across the continent and beyond, bringing you exciting songs of tomorrow: today. Last weekend, we brought you new releases from Töme, Olakira, Tion Wayne and more. This week, get into these new releases from Tekno, Skales, Laycon and more. Enjoy.

Tekno – “Mufasa” 

Afropop hit maker Tekno has been on a hiatus from releasing any solo music for over a year now. This month, he makes his return with the release of braggadocious new single “Mufasa.” The new single is release alongside an accompanying new video which lets fans know, without a doubt, that the reigning king of hits is back. Over the mid-tempo beat, he sings “call me Mufasa, not Mustapha/Girl your body is enough,” addressing his status in the game and the beautiful women he now has access to.

Olamide – “Hate Me” ft. Wande Coal

After weeks of teasing their latest release, Olamide and Wande Coal have teamed up for new P.Priime single titled “Hate Me.” The catchy new single finds both artists currently toasting to their current status in the industry, as some of the music’s biggest frontrunners. “Get money, get schmoney, I be flipping that/The swag they be ripping that,” quips Olamide on the song’s first verse, as he bigs up himself and his musical abilities.

Skales – “Pants On Fire” ft. Blaqbonez

Skales is back on the scene with the release of his latest album titled ‘Sweet Distraction’ and one of the fan favourites from the project is the Blaqbonez-assisted “Pants On Fire”. Blaqbonez has been all the rave in the music scene and his appearance on Skales’ new song is no different. Over the song’s catchy production, both artists address their love interests who seem to be leading them on and telling them lies about their relationship. “Guess who’s laughing now/Tables don turn round, your pants on fire,” Skales quips over the memorable hook, admonishing his lover for her infidelity.

Al Ghalib – “Shake The Room (Energy)”

Rapper Al Ghalib kicks off 2022 with the brand new single “Shake The Room (Energy)”. The high-energy new number finds the rapper firing off relatable lyrics over a catchy and propulsive beat. With lyrics that reflect on the need to show up as your true self and shake the tables, regardless of your background is an important message for listeners navigating the world today.

Wenny Brown – “Love Cosmic”

Nigerian singer and songwriter Wenny Brown re-emerges with a brand new single, “Love Comic” which comes right after his 2021 chart-topping number “Gbomo Gbomo”. The STG Tha Prodigy-produced track is a mid-tempo Afropop song that focuses on his love for his significant other.

Laycon – “Presidential Address 3”

Rapper and BBNaija winner Laycon has debuted his latest song titled “Presidential Address 3” which comes after his debut album ‘I am Laycon’. The Tytanium-produced single was released along with a lyrical video directed by Uchekush. On “Presidential Address 3,” the rapper leaves no stone unturned as he delivers clear and concise bars about the trails of success, the struggles he faces and how he’s able to rise above them through his faith in God.

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