Songs Of The Day: New Music From Tim Lyre, Skillz 8Figure, Lioness & More

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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. Las week, we brought you new releases from Omah Lay, Dave, King Promise and more. This week, get into these new releases from Tim Lyre, Skillz 8Figure, Lioness, Falz and more Enjoy.

Tim Lyre – “Present”

For Tim Lyre’s debut album he delivers a 9-track tape which cuts across matters such as love, romance, good living and more, featuring artists such as Lady Donli, Prettyboy D-O, DAP The Contract and more. On standout track present, Lyre delivers an uptempo and catchy tune, infusing a bit of patois into the delivery of the track. Over the song’s bubbly beat, he sings “No go dey sleep ma lo sun, If you snooze then you lose, they go use you on cruise”, encouraging listeners to do more than focus on what people have to say. 


Skillz 8Figure – “Cocoa Butter” 

For his first release of the year, Ghanaian singer and songwriter Skillz 8Figure has arrived with the R&B number “Cocoa Butter”. On the track MikeMillzon’em-produced track, he sings “Cocoa butter skin, I need them thick thighs,” as he appreciates the beauty of his muse and her physical appearance which has him sprung.

Tha Boy Myles – “Sugar”

To kick off his year, Tha Boy Myles is here with his first official release titled “Sugar”. The mid-tempo track finds the artist delivering his most romantic lyrics to date over a smooth-sounding Young John-produced beat. Chanting romantic lines such as “Girl you make a man craze, me I wan indulge you/my baby too sweet like sugar”, he explains the love that his love interest has over him.

Barry Jhay – “Level Up”

Barry Jhay has brought to the ears of listeners his sophomore EP ‘Son Of God’. The 7-track EP finds the artist singing in his dialect about relatable issues such as being better, elevating and still communicating with his maker. On “Level Up,” the tape’s catchy opener, he sings about being a better version of himself and giving no room to opps who don’t wish to see him succeed. He sings lyrics such as “Never growing old so I go hard everyday, I’ve promised myself that I’m never gonna change/Make money and I break the chain,” paint a clear picture that visualises his experiences at this stage in his career.

AttiFaya – “The Guys” ft PsychoYP

For his new record, AttiFaya has teamed up with PsychoYP for “The Guys”, a rap tune which finds both artists at their most self-assured and collected. Over the memorable production by Burssbrain, both artists trade bars about what they need from their love interests to saisfy their urges with lyrics such as “whine of the guys, we the guys/ no be lies, that’d be exercise.”

Lioness – “Linyenga” ft Falz

Namibian singer Lioness makes beautiful music that champions her East African heritage. To open her calendar for the year, thw singer has collaborated with Nigeria singer, songwriter and rapper Falz, for new hit single “Linyenga”, an uptempo track which sees the singer delivering a romantic lyrics in her dialect, assisted by hard hitting bars from Falz.

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