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On Rotation: Songs You Need in Your Life This Week.

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Every  week, the iMullar staff round up ten songs we can’t stop listening to. These songs form our weekly list of songs known as “On Rotation”. You heard these combinations here first. From South to West Africa, then to the UK and back, each track is guaranteed to be a vibe.

Gabzy – Party Starter

Drawing inspiration from Sean Paul’s Give It Up To Me, Gabzy narrates a tale of seduction and lust. Released as a single, Party Starter is the perfect jam to set the mood for any pregame party.

Sjava – Umcebo 

Off his Afro Soul album, dubbed Umsebenzi (Gold Deluxe), Umcebo is a reflective ballad addressing societal ills. With thought-provoking lyrics alongside a somber yet vibrant beat, Umcebo is a fresh take on real issues within society.

Wise Shady & AraTheJay – Sankofa

Sankofa is all about love. Wise Shady teams up with AraTheJay to create the perfect blend of Afropop and R&B. With a strong cosign from King Promise, as well as a possible remix looming, there’s no reason to not have this track On Rotation.

DJ Tunez, D3AN featuring Efya – Undeniable

Embracing the South African Amapiano wave, Dj Tunez enlist vocalist Efya and producer D3an to create the groovy and soulful track entitled Undeniable. Fall in love with the airy pads and wide percussive bassline accompanied by Efya’s soothing vocals.

Jaywillz – Medicine 

Explore themes such as love and loss with Nigerian singer/ songwriter Jaywillz. Medicine is a single off the EP “ Love or The Word.”  Filled with striking guitar chords and harmonious melodies, this track is a great fusion of Afrobeat and Afropop perfect for pining after your favorite lover to.

Capella Grey & Popcaan featuring Chris Brown – GYALIS (Remix)

Considered Capella Grey’s breakout hit, Gyalis is a sultry blend of dancehall, hip-hop and R&B vibes. Sampling from Juvenile’s 1999 smash hit, Back That Thang Up, Gyalis is a bonafide banger. Teaming up with Popcaan and Chris Brown to remix this jam, Capella creates a mega hit with over 13 million Spotify streams racked up. Definitely a track fit for on rotation

Nadia Nakai featuring Kwesta and Sio – Kreatures

More of a gloomy vibe, Kreatures provides an introspective looks into an artist’s personal struggles. From trolls to industry stereotypes, Nadia Nakai. Kwesta, & Sio tackle it all.

Sarkodie featuring Oxlade – Non Living Thing

A personal favorite off the “No Pressure,” album, Sarkodie joins forces with Oxlade to discuss the topic of love. Enjoy a variety of bars from Sarkodie alongside Oxlade’s euphonious vocals. 

Duncan Mighty featuring Burna Boy – Nibolowa

Serving as Duncan Mighty’s debut single for 2021, Nibolowa is high spirited afrobeat track. featuring Grammy award-winning artist Burna Boy. A dedicated love song, the two float effortlessly.

Flavour, Fally Ipupa & Diamond Platnumz – Berna Reloaded

Berna is a great blend of diverse sounds from all over Africa. Berna draws inspiration from genres such as Ndombolo, Soukous, Congolese rumba, and Highlife. Flavour unites with African giants Diamond Platnumz and Fally Ipupa to present this feast of sounds.

Tion Wayne, Jae5 & Davido – Who’s True featuring

Beaming nothing but good vibes, Who’s True is a certified bop. Sampling from T-Pain’s “ I’m Sprung,” you can hear the use of autotune mimicked throughout the track.

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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