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Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight 2024: Week 6

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Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight 

By Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku

Greetings, My dear musical explorers!

I hope this message finds you in high spirits and ready to embark on another musical adventure with us at Afrocritik. Exciting news awaits as we gear up to deliver the January monthly editorial playlist bundled with the February one, so get ready to immerse yourself in a symphony of sounds. Remember to stay connected with us on all our socials @afrocritik to catch all the latest playlist updates and releases.

Now, about this week’s playlist – it’s a tad longer than our recent ones, but it’s also my way of extending a heartfelt apology. It is also a testament to the abundance of quality releases pouring in as we delve deeper into the year. Consider it a lovely super playlist brimming with gems from around Africa and her diaspora. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the musical wonders awaiting you.

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Afrocritik Music Spotlight 2024: Week 6

Before we immerse ourselves in melodies, a gentle reminder: aspiring musicians, this spotlight is for you too! Send us an email at yinoluu@afrocritik.com for details on how to have your music considered. Now, let’s explore the enchanting sounds of this week’s lineup.

Next-Gen Afrobeats: The youthful energy and fresh voices in Afrobeats are truly invigorating. Neza Iv serenades us with tracks like “Hossana” and “Woman” from his captivating Love and Lamba project, while NMZ entices us with the infectious “Fall“. Jeff Akoh works his magic with the mesmerising “Potion“, and Jaido P brings the vibes with “Sure For Me“. Ayuu’s optimism shines through on “Ibelieve“, Maradona impresses with “Riding Solo“, and Eli Jae flaunts his talents on the captivating “All Over“. Meanwhile, Bolaryn adds a sweet touch with the sensual “Come By“, and Jay10! treats us to the enchanting Old Songs project, featuring the standout track “Jay Morales”.

Some Budding Raw Talents: Witness the promising talents of emerging artistes with room to blossom into greatness. Otile Brown finds his voice on the heartfelt Grace project, showcasing tracks like “Asante”, “Balling”, and “Cake”. Afolabii delves into his rap style with gems like “Pablo” and “Sign of Peace” from the introspective For The Culture project. Kashcoming’s “Casa” and “Osato” are good representatives of his More Kashcoming project. Moses Bliss tugs at heartstrings with romantic ballads like “For Life” and “Carry Am Go” from his heartfelt Love Testament EP. Diamond Jimma uplifts with inspirational vibes on Freshout Jimma Volume 1, featuring tracks like “Human”, “Ghetto Soldier, Trench Anthem”, and “Feeling Dapper”. Lastly, emerging Reggae/Dancehall act Layydoe shines on the Epiphany EP with tracks like “Away”, “Big Shot”, and “Lie”.

Fantastic Unique Projects: Prepare to be mesmerised by a diverse array of albums. Dadju and Tayc collaborate on the RnB-inspired Heritage album, offering soulful tunes like “Loose”, “One Piece”, and “Une Semain Pour Oublier”. South African Producer Sfarzo Rtee enchants with The New Testament, delivering soul-stirring tracks like “Ngisenkingeni”, “Ukebe”, and “Leave You 2”. South African acapella group The Soil captivates with the Reimagined album, featuring gems like “Nkanyezi”, “Abazali”, and “Thandwa Ndim”. Eastern rap legend Illbliss returns with the stellar Sideh Kai album, which boasts tracks like “Chukwu Ebuka” and “Peace of Mind”. Lastly, Xhosa singer Vusi Nova pours his heart into the Full Circle album, with soulful offerings like “Zahara” and “Bayandijikela”.

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Remember, I’ve only scratched the surface of what awaits you on the playlist. Dive in, explore, and discover your own musical treasures to savour. And to my fellow musicians, If you have music worth spotlighting, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Now, go ahead, rinse and repeat the playlists, and bask in the glorious melodies of this week’s spotlight. Until next time, may your days be filled with vibrant rhythms and soulful harmonies!

Warm regards,

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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