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

Here’s our best take of our on rotation series to get you started for this new week. On rotation are songs we can’t stop listening to and are essential to our team.

1. Ladipoe featuring Amaarae – Love Essential

A sweet track by some of my favorite new gen stars. Love Essential sees the duo share snapshots of their grapples with everyone’s favorite four-letter word. Whispered soothing lyrics from Amaarae open this track melt into a warm duet with Ladipoe, who takes up the mantle with well-thought-out and emotive lyrics.

2. Little Bum Bum – Bella Alubo

A textbook Afrobeat record from this songstress’ newest tape. Bella is deep in her Tiwa Savage songbird bag and I am loving it. Shout out the itty bitty ladies. Little Bum Bum is a short, sweet song that you can break out at any event space.

3. All I Can Say – Ama Lou

Ama Lou is a singer based in the UK who I first came across, knee-deep in alternative Youtube jams and I never looked back. Balancing between straight-laced RnB and garage music, All I Can Say takes you on a wild ride where your only company is Ama Lou’s versatile vocals and a sick beat.

4. Yebo Teacher – MoonChild Sanelly

A feel-good amapiano record that gives MoonChild the room to slide effortlessly. Throw in a catchy and rhythmic hook and you have a track that’s sure to get the party started. Best served on rotation.

5. Jeffrey Benson – Jara

Jeffrey Benson has steadily been putting in work. On this new single, the “Sorry Dad, I Do Music Now” singer delivers the same upbeat energetic flow that melds perfectly with the psychedelic funk Afrobeats production.

6. R2Bees – Odo Nti

R2Bees! The layering of this track with the hip-life and house influences has me thrown. Whether you’re about to azonto this track or whine up with a sweet “odo”, this track has just the right amount of throwback and modern vibes.

7. Pa Salieu featuring Mahalia – Energy

A motivational anthem whose production evokes nostalgia and comfort. The house-tinged beat makes this record a useful reminder of how to move through the ups and downs.

8. Marince Omario – Messy

Messy! Something about the local flavor of this bubbly upbeat slo-trap song makes me smile. Messy is about letting loose and enjoying yourself. Marince doesn’t miss and his flow is a memorable one as he combines Ga, English, and pidgin for a clever track that even the tiniest of us can get messy to.

9. Blaq Pages featuring Hannah Eggen & DJ Kwamzy – High Energy

Will house/Amapiano music ever lose its hold on us? Honestly, do we even want it to? Blaq Pages and DJ Kwamzy’s perfectly timed beat drops are not even the best part of this song. Hannah’s haunting lyrics bring all the energy we require and more. Definitely on rotation for when the gummy hits.

10. Ograya featuring Ria Boss – Never Love Again

These producers love making these deeply nostalgic songs throwing in just a twist of modern influences. This slow record is something even your parents could romance each other with. Funky and reminiscent of the 80s to 90s slow ballads, “Never Love Again” is a heartfelt record worth any breakup playlist.

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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