The 10 songs you need to listen to this week


Every week, we highlight the cream of musical culture through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here is our summary of the best tracks and music videos that came through our tables, which you can also check in our playlists of songs that you need to hear this week in Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist in Spotify here and Apple Music Here.

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Burna Boy & Anybody & # 39;

Burna Boy returns with a new song and video in time for the weekend. In "Anyone," the artist sends a message to the pessimists, reminding them that "respect is reciprocal" and that he has no time for enemies. The track, produced by Rexxie, features a smooth saxophone riff and rhythmic percussion – making the song another suitable for the dance floor.

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Kojey Radical can not go back & # 39;

Kojey Radical is preparing to launch his third project, which will seek to explore issues of depression, god, family, self-esteem, creativity and love, according to his team. The British-Ghanaian artist is now sharing the stunning new music video for the lead single from the album "Can not Go Go Back," a song we included in our favorite Ghanaian tracks of the month. The new clip, directed by Kojey Radical and longtime creative partner Charlie Di Placido, combines the funk of music and soul influences with attractive dances held in an empty warehouse.

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Fik Fameica Omu Bwati & # 39; ft Patoranking

Uganda Rapper Fik Fameica has joined the Nigerian artist Patoranking to bring us the infectious track "Omu Bwati" which translates to "in particular" a few weeks ago. Now the duo dropped the video clip to the C-Tea BeatTrack produced and it's okay on our side.

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Gemini Major & Right Now & # 39; feat. Unpleasant C & Tellaman

Gemini Major invited fellow Durbanites Tellaman and Unpleasant C for his latest single "Right Now". Nasty C deals with the chorus and the first verse before Gemini Major and Tella finish what is already a slapper with equally enveloping verses. Smoky and 808 synths give the texture of the music, while the three closest friends exhibit their different personalities and artist traits with undeniable chemistry.

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AYLØ & # 39; Paris! & # 39;

AYLØ is a rising rapper, singer and producer emerging from the same innovative Nigerian musical circles as the likes of Santi and Odunsi AYLØ, which we previously named one of New Artists' 6 Artists to watch, is back with their latest single "Paris!", A hazy mix of hip-hop beatwork and synthesizer waves, anchored by the airy vocal delivery of the Nigerian artist. .Find out more

Maleek Berry & flashy & # 39;

After months of anticipation, Maleek Berry finally dropped his first track of the year, "Flashy." The Nigerian crooner-producer certainly makes a statement on the dance floor while flexing his rap skills as he recounts how he leveled to be flamboyant – and well deserved.

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Gigi Lamayne & # 39; Fufa & # 39; ft. King Monada

In recent years, it seemed that King Monada hibernated throughout the year, only to appear in December with a summer hit. But this year, after his viral success in 2018, "Malwedhe", the Limpopo-born producer and artist seems to be more visible. His appearance on Gigi Lamayne's latest single, "Fufa," is one such example. The rapper got involved in King for a gQom song that seems to be on fire this winter.

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Wale & # 39; 09 Folarin & # 39;

Nigerian-American rapper, Wale is currently preparing the release of his sixth studio album, releasing a new song every week this month, which he advertises through Twitter. This week, the artist takes us back with his latest track "09 Wale", a trumpet-filled melody reminiscent of his early mixtape days. And much like his early days in the game, the rapper can be heard flexing his lyrical prowess and fast flow.

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Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch & # 39; Money & # 39;

It's been a while since we heard from British-Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka, but he's back with a new single and we could not be here any more for that. The artist joined fellow British musician Tom Misch for the single "Money", inspired by funk and disco. The mid-tempo music is made for cool summer nights, while Kiwanuka's soul vocals blend smoothly with Misch's impressive guitar work. The influence of the 70s intensifies in the range of almost 5 minutes.

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J Molley & # 39; Flower Child & # 39;

In her latest music video for her new song "Flower Child" J Molley it pauses in the agitation of everyday life. Although the South African artist has often shown himself to be a person who likes his privacy, his previous videos have always been steeped in mystery. In "Flower Child", however, the young hip-hop artist takes advantage of what's left of the autumn sun. He retires to what looks like a resort, and even does yoga and a bit of martial arts.

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