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Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight 2024: Week 4

Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight 2024: Week 4

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Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight

By Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku

Hello, music aficionados!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I can’t help but wonder: Have you already lined up your romantic escapades, or are you going to hide inside and avoid oppression? Fear not, for however you plan to spend the day, music won’t abandon you. Whether you’re planning a cosy evening with a loved one or gearing up for a night in town with friends, we’ve got the perfect soundtrack to accompany your adventures.

Throughout the year, we’re committed to delivering a steady stream of musical delights from across Africa and her diaspora. So, whether you’re flying solo or riding the waves of love, the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight promises to be your faithful companion, bringing you the finest tunes and undiscovered talents that might have slipped under your radar.

Now, about that eagerly awaited monthly spotlight featuring January’s best songs, I’m thrilled to inform you that although we’ve encountered some technical hiccups, rest assured, we’re working tirelessly to resolve them. Soon enough, you’ll be able to indulge in a curated selection of January’s musical gems. Stay tuned and follow all our socials @Afrocritik to stay in the loop!

Now, before we dive into this week’s musical treasures, a quick reminder: If you’re an aspiring musician with a track that deserves the spotlight, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at yinoluu@afrocritik.com for all the details on how to get your work considered. 

Afrocritik Music Spotlight
Afrocritik Music Spotlight 2024: Week 4

Without further ado, let’s explore the musical wonders awaiting us this week:

Touching Love Songs: Get ready to be swept off your feet as we indulge in a symphony of love-infused melodies. Jvson pours his heart out on “Surrender”, while Marvy J stylishly invites his lover to “Come Over”. Ebun Yele captivates with her firm and convincing performance on “100KM”, and Ogranya makes a compelling case for “Ordinary Love”. Ceore vulnerably admits their fear of making mistakes with “Mess Up”, while Khaid enlists Ghanaian songstress Gyakie for the enchanting “Run Away”.

Interesting New Projects: The music scene is buzzing with excitement as we witness the release of several noteworthy projects. Kayode explores self-expression on his Kay Kay EP, featuring standout tracks like “Never Tired” and “Plenty Talk”. Veteran crooner, Praiz, delivers introspective insights on his LOVRBOY EP, including soul-stirring tracks like “Dey With You” and “Tonight”. Rhedi presents “Bulala”, “Burst”, and “Female”, off his Quantitative Reasoning project, while Muis treats us to his eponymous Muis EP, boasting tracks like “Saati Ramoni”, “Omalicha”, and “Wayo”. Davido’s new signee, Logos Olori, makes a striking debut with “Apapa” and “Murder” off his debut, Olori The EP”.

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Groovy South African Electronica: Our favourite segment is back, showcasing the electronic sounds of South Africa in all its glory. Fantastic singer, Murumba Pitch, mesmerises with his Isidalo album, featuring gems like “Balansa”, “Jukebox”, and “Forever Yena”. DBN Gogo dazzles with tracks like “Uthando”, “Inkunzi”, and “Stingray” off her Click Bait project.

These highlighted tunes are just a glimpse of the musical wonders waiting for you on the playlist. There’s more to discover on the albums and from the artistes mentioned, so be sure to check them out. And if you’re an aspiring artiste with music worth spotlighting, don’t forget to reach out to us at yinoluu@afrocritik.com

So, immerse yourself in the magic of these sounds, submit your music if you have a gem to share, and enjoy the musical journey until next week. Let the music carry you away!

Yours in rhythm,

Yinoluwa “Yinoluu” Olowofoyeku is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative who finds expression in various media. His music can be found across all platforms and he welcomes interaction on his social media @Yinoluu.

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