Each week, The iMullar staff rounds up the songs we cannot stop listening to in the songs you need.
In this week’s edition, we have songs from Chris Adjei, Dapo Tuburna, Pappy Kojo, Skillz 8Figure, Mbosso, Lavaud, Lisandro Cuxi, Serge Beynaud, Chike and Otile Brown making up our list for the ten songs you need in your life in no special order available on Apple Music and Spotify.
1. Chris Adjei – “Prouder” (Prod. by Kros)
Chris Adjei makes the kind of music that’ll instantly put you in a good mood. His soothing vocals and primal song-writing skills all come together nicely to create songs that automatically warrant frequent replays. His latest single, “Prouder” is a perfect example. Take a listen here.
2. Dapo Tuburna – “I Remember Everything” (Prod. by Vybes)
“I Remember Everything (I.R.E.), Dapo Tuburna’s new EP is seventeen minutes of pure top-notch vibes. If you are looking for a new project to listen to, we highly recommend this one. Its last track, “I Remember Everything”, which bears the name of the project is a song of reflection that we know you’ll be able to resonate with. Enjoy it here.
Let’s take a trip to Taadi as Pappy Kojo, Kofi Kinaata and Ambolley show us that the West Side reigns supreme through the visuals to “All Day, All Night” found on Pappy Kojo’s latest album, “Logos II.” Allow us to link you here:
4. Skillz 8Figure – “Julie”
The talent currently rising from Africa is extremely exciting, as it’s refreshing to be able to enjoy solid music from young, buzzing artistes making their way to the top, knowing they are here to stay. Skillz 8Figure, hailing from Sierra Leone, is a prime example. His latest EP, “After Dark” contains skillful tunes that are nothing short of amazing. “Julie”, its first track, glows with striking qualities that are rich in quality and complexity.
5. Mbosso featuring Diamond Platnumz – “Baikoko”
Tanzanian singer Mbosso completely melted our hearts with his latest album, “Definition of Love.” On the project, he relays romantic stories over R&B, bongo, flava, and Afropop instrumentation and you don’t even need to understand Swahili to be able to feel the vibes. His collaboration with Diamond Platnumz on “Baikoko” stands as one of our favorites on the album. Enjoy it here.
6. Lavaud & Reekado Banks- “Oh My”
British-Mauritian singer Lavaud and Nigerian musician Reekado Banks completely breathed life into “Oh My”, their latest collaboration. It is as satisfying as it is catchy.
7. Lisandro Cuxi – “La La Land”
Cape Verdean singer Lisandro Cuxi’s latest single, “La La Land” will give you instant goosebumps from the very first note he picks up to the last harmony he lays down. He sang the entire song with such intense flair and emotion.
8. Serge Beynaud – “En Haut”
Serge Beynaud sure knows how to cook up the bangers, so make sure your playlists eat this one up. Enjoy “En Haut” here.
9. Chike & Simi – “Running (to You)”
Chike is such a talented male vocalist and his range is fully displayed on his catchy recent single, “Running (to You)” with songstress Simi. Indulge in their feel-good song of infectious harmonies here.
10. Otile Brown – “Down Low”
“Down Low”, Otile Brown’s new single gives you an earful of melodies and instrumentation that will seep into your brain and keep you engaged. It’s vibrant, East African flavour.
Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.
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