On Rotation: Songs You Need in Your Life This Week

Every week, the staff at the iMullar round up ten songs we can’t stop listening to. A round-up of ten songs the staff at iMullar have on repeat forming the On Rotation playlist to get you through this week. You heard these combinations here first. From South to West Africa, then to the UK, each track is guaranteed to be a vibe.

A selection of ten songs from African artists and the diaspora carefully curated for you by the iMullar team, which should be heavily on repeat this week.

1. Ycee – Nu Ruddim 

Known for his unique vocals, the Nigerian act is back with a modernized Afrobeats tune, bending the rules of the game with his groovy writing skills on a Smyley crafted beat. ‘Nu Riddim’ is laced with a mellow saxophone throughout the song. The buoyant video sums up the song’s will to deliver something above the trademark afrobeat song.

2.  Buju – Outside

Talk about a breakout star, Buju might be Nigeria’s next big thing, signed to Burna Boy’s Spaceship Record Label, the singer is on a stimulus package run. With back-to-back no.1 songs in Nigeria’s charts, he takes things into his own hands-on new single ‘Outside’, a reflective tune that defines the singer’s come up.

3. Dayonthetrack – Leave

Part of Ground Up’s roster and Kwesi Arthur’s younger brother, Dayonthetrack, sets off his journey with this new single titled ‘Leave’, a crooning love song that embraces the ups and downs of love’s chapters. Produced by Boye ‘The Genius’, the production includes elements of R&B and pop, allowing Day to float effortlessly on the song.

4. G-West – Don’t Mind 

Known as the “modern-day Amakye Dede”, G-West is known for his slow sensual songs, and on this tune, he’s ready to go all out for his lover. Crooning on this Perry Mingle production with his smooth vocals, after a successful debut album in 2020, he continues the run with this bedroom anthem.

5. Omah Lay – Understand 

The Nigerian superstar is known for making heartbreak anthems sound cool links up with MÄD! for his new single. ‘Understand’ is an emotional roller coaster, Omah Lay’s writing carries us through a journey of regrets and heartbreaks. MÄD!’s soulful production makes it easier for Omah Lay’s emotions to float on the African drums. Currently, the no.1 song in 7 countries, Omah Lay looks set to prepare us for his next project.

6. Yung D3mz – Carolina 

Ground Up’s in-house producer steps in the booth and kicks off his career as a singer, after dishing out multiple hits to Kwesi Arthur and other acts on the Ground Up roster. ‘Carolina’ is a stand-out tune from this triple threat’s latest tape “Yung” and it’s the perfect love song that goes with any quick leg work routine paired with a sweet, sweet emotional vibe. Vibe with Yung D3mz.

7. Tolushorts featuring Deuce Lumiere, Chef Grizzy, V1NE, and Eerf Evil – Hold Up  

Over this Spanish-string peppered drill-type beat, Tolushorts and his chosen crew glide effortlessly, trading verses back and forth, recounting their day-to-day lives. Punchy one-liners and clever wordplay aside, the combination of their different voices emulate a rapid-fire cypher. Play this one until your speakers bleed.

8. R2bees featuring King Promise & Joeboy – Fine Wine 

Serenading us back to back, King Promise and Nigerian sensation Joeboy on ‘Fine Wine’ aid the legendary duo R2bees for this celebration of women. ‘Fine Wine’ talks about how the female force and all-encompassing attributes are a very essential part of our lives. Put this on rotation and raise your glass to the amazing women in your life.

9. Dave and Stormzy – Clash

Can I get some commotion for this song and the accompanying visual? Dave and Stormzy: two great west Africans came to flex on their latest single with that money talk. Let me conclude with Dave’s intro “Jordan 4’s or Jordan 1’s, Rolexes got more than one”. Spin this on rotation.

10. Black Sherif – Second Sermon 

Riding off the colossal impact of his first sermon, Black Sherif reinforces his message of hustle and taking back what is owed owed to him on his quest to reach the upper echelon of his music career. Listen to the sermon delivered by Sherif.

On rotation is your weekly dose of musical geniuses to your library. Our editors update this playlist very frequently–so if you see something you like, add to your library.

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