Songs Of The Day: New Music From TI Blaze, Mr Eazi, Ninety & More

New week, new releases

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. This Friday, enjoy new music from T.I Blaze, Mr Eazi, Small Doctor and more. Dig In!

TI Blaze – “Lock Up”

Street pop singer and songwriter TI Blaze is here with his most recent release and bubbly new single “Lock Up.” Over the Niphkeys production, he reminisces on the tough roads he has traversed so far while choosing to focus on the positive side of life. Over instantly memorable production, he sings lyrics “Livin my life to the fullest, living my life with no regrets/Someone pass me my cigarettes,” which paint a vivid image of his past reality.

Small Doctor – “See Me” ft. Mr Eazi 

Street pop singer Small Doctor teams up with “Patek” crooner, Mr Eazi for a new upbeat record titled “See Me.” The Amapiano-infused number sees Small Doctor speaking about his current standing in the game as one of Afropop’s most enjoyable hit makers. Over the Krizbeatz-produced beat, he sings “when they see me coming warning, yawa go dey/that’s why dem haters wanlo kajo bi ti eja kote,” letting his opps know he’s not to be messed with. Mr Eazi makes the song more memorable with his catchy lyrics and relatable lyrics.

Doski – “Next Level” ft. Zinoleesky

Newcomer Doski collaborates with Afropop star and Marlian Music’s Zinoleesky for the new offering, “Next Level.” The uplifting number finds both artists offering encouragement to listeners as they implore us to focus on the positive aspects of life rather than fixating on what is yet to come. Zinoleesky opens the record with memorable lyrics such as “wetin my mama go chop, wetin my mama go chop, all I’m looking for/ I have to work hard,” which serve to remind us where he is coming from.

Bryan The Mensah – “Problem No Dey Finish” ft. Medikal

On his latest release “Problem No Dey Finish,” Ghanaian rapper Bryan The Mensah speaks directly to his listeners about the never-ending struggles of life as a young adult. For its fitting remix, he taps fellow Ghanaian star, Medikal for a catchy update to an already memorable track. Over the infectious production, Medikal sings lyrics such as “I for sell my house but God is in control, I’m still making money everyday,” which speak about the realities of Ghana’s current economic crisis.

Ninety – “Smoke And Chill”

Following the release of his debut album ‘Rare Gem’ earlier this year, Nigerian artist, Ninety returns with the new laid back and trippy tune titled “Smoke And Chill.” Over the song’s euphoric production, he sings “I just wan smoke and chill for this life of dey where I don’t even know what’s real,” letting listeners in on his current state of mind.

Lyta – “Country Boy”

For his first official single of the year, street pop singer songwriter and producer Lyta arrives with the new mid tempo number titled “Country Boy.” Over the song’s melodious production, he sings lyrics such as “music be the only thing that I know, anytime I sing I feel at home/badman ready badman ready to takeover the world,” letting the world know the intricacies of his journey to superstardom.

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