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The Best of the Very Best of New Music Friday

It’s another new music Friday! lovers of good music, you know what this means.

Hop on the hottest brand-new songs from some of the biggest, and fast-rising music stars out of Africa.


The energetic king of the dancefloor, Tekno delights music lovers with his latest Afro-pop rendition titled ‘Wayo’. Following the press announcement earlier in the week which entailed Tekno’s partnership with Mr Eazi in the role of partner and investor to Empawa, the singer dropped his first single under the imprint.

ID Cabasa, Fireboy Dml, Odumodublvck, BOJ, JoeboyOlufunmi Re-Imagined

Legendary Nigerian music producer, ID Cabasa assembles his four-man squad of sonic Avengers in this nostalgic-inducing re-imagination of the iconic Nigerian Boy-Band, Styl Plus single, ‘Olufunmi’. The Fireboy, Odumodublvck, Boj, and Joeboy re-imagination isn’t Cabasa’s first. He had already released a re-imagination of 9ice’s ‘Photocopy’ featuring Vector, which is just as impressive as his latest romantic number.

Xenia Manasseh – Phases

Kenyan Neo-soul/R&B singer, Xenia Manasseh is as expressive as ever in ‘Phases’. The contemporary R&B ballad is a soothing jam that explores the fine balance of communication from the perspective of requited love. A great addition to any R&B playlist.

Shenseea, Wizkid – Work Me Out

Talented Jamaican singer and songwriter, Shenseea delivers a sultry new banger for all dem baddies. The singer enlists the assistance of Nigerian superstar, Wizkid. If you are feeling particularly ‘naughty’, this record was made with your name on it.

Sarkodie, Xlimkid -Trauma

Sarkodie’s ‘Trauma’ is as real as it gets. In the single, the legendary Ghanaian rapper rhymes incessantly about the daily struggles and adversities that come from being a man. Sarkodie’s remarkable lyrics are slightly bested by the genius hook from the guest singer, Xlimkid.

Honorable Mentions

Keys the Prince, MayorkunLeft Right ( Remix)

Q-Dot America

Agatchu, Teni – Believe

King Promise, Sarkodie, OlivertheboyFavourite Story

Gabzy X

Cheque, PhynoGlory Days

Hildah Watiri, NjeraeAmini

Fave Controlla

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