Psst! Cool Stuff: 7 African Songs You Should Listen To
This week we bring you a line up diverse, genre bending and nostalgic tracks from across Africa.
Ndi Ike – Falz, Flavour, ODUMODUBLVCK (NG)
Chants, claps, shakers, sirens, Ndi Ike is a classic igbo song shaped by Falz`s energy, Flavours` smooth sway and ODUMODUBLVCK’s audacity. It is a high energy and emotive bop with lyrics that paint vivd images.
High energy, fun and lively this son is perfect for a
Nektunez – Anti social feat Jeremiah & Young Jonn (GH)
The perfect anthem for loners, hermits and the socially uninterested ones in society, Nektunez in collaboration with Jeremiah and Young Jonn perfectly communicate the desires of the ones who want to take it slow.
A mid tempo afrobeats bop with hints of amapiano, Anti social is perfect for party, late night drive and chilling playlists .
Apotheke – StoneBwoy, Dj Maphorisa (GH)
Soft and enticing Apotheke is a classic amapiano track conveying the desires of a lover whilst making you want to get up and dance.
Dj Maphorisa owned this beat and Stonebwoy crafted the perfect story, together they made a hardcore party bop.
Brain – Raytheboffin, Iver Rivers (NG)
The genre bending maestro Raytheboffin collaborates with Iver Rivers to create a nostalgic, playful and swaggy tune in Brain.
This track plays on RnB, Jazz and Electronic music to create a fluid and eclectic masterpiece.
LELE – YBW SMITH , LUFASA (KE)
Like a mariachi band with Sisqó, Lele is a powerful enigmatic track that steals your attention and keeps it from start to finish.
If you love rap, this track is for you, if you’re a creative looking for fresh ideas this track should be on your playlist because the otherness of the song will definitely inspire you.
Down Low – Bantu, Dr Chaii , Pabi Cooper (ZA)
Sampling Busta Rhymes’ 2006 jam “Touch It” Bantu, Dr Chaii, & Pabi created a madness from the classic hip hop track using all things amapiano .
This track is epic, exciting and enjoyable perfect for an end of summer rave.
Bango Bango – Lydol, Aveiro Djess (CM)
Looking for a song to dance to? Bango Bango by Lydol and Aveiro is the perfect song for you!
A fusion of dancehall and makosa this is a timeless energetic and jovial track.