The eighteenth edition of the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight
By Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku
Hey, fellow music enthusiasts! I hope you’ve all been grooving to the rhythm of life. It’s your friendly neighbourhood music explorer, back again with another dose of auditory goodness. I must confess, it was a bit of a slow week in the realm of new releases, but boy! We still managed to cook up a delectable playlist for you. So buckle up, because even in the face of a quieter week, the beats are still bumping, the melodies are still swoon-worthy, and the vibes are as electric as ever!
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Now, let’s turn up the tempo and dive into this week’s groovy selection. Despite the calm, our playlist sails strong, packed with a delightful variety that’s sure to tickle your musical taste buds. So, without further ado, let’s kick off the eighteenth edition of the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight. This week’s playlist serves up:
A Few Big Names: We’ve got some heavy hitters in the house. Burna Boy may have set the stage ablaze last week, but this time it’s Sarkodie leading the charge with his tantalizing new single, “Freaky & Naughty.” And that’s not all—brace yourselves for a sun-soaked treat as Joeboy teams up with Michael Brun on the infectious “Game Over.” DJ Uncle Waffles delivers the sweet “Echoes,” and Falz reemerges with “Ndi Ike,” featuring Flavour and ODUMODUBLVCK.
Soft & Sweet Songs: Get ready to melt into the melodies, because we’re diving deep into the soothing zone. T.I Blaze brings the vibes with Magixx on “Looku Looku,” just one entry off his newly unleashed Dangerous Wavy Baby EP. DJ Kev & Jeff Akoh join forces for the blissful “Overdo,” Chef Barry serves up a sultry feast with “Sweat,” Tribe Boyz slow it down with the mesmerizing “Slow Motion,” Odeal casts a bewitching spell with “Repercussions.” Hamzaa and American producer 1SRAEL team up for the enchanting Rush EP, treating us to tracks like “Miracle” and “Borderline.”
Attention Grabbers: Prepare to have your attention snatched by these captivating tunes. D1wav is here to celebrate with the lively “Pop One Pop Two,” while MYRON makes a bold impression with “No Pressure.” KLY and Kel-P bring the heat on “Money Chop,” and Azana enchants with the exquisite “Shona Malanga.” Tomilola serves up pure joy on “Up Down,” and 9t9 kicks off his release cycle with the compelling “Circles,” from the coming LOST CTRL EP.
Our Weekly Dose of Amapiano: Don’t worry, we’ve got your Amapiano fix covered. The AfroHouse vibes are strong, with standout tracks like the collaborative gem “Yes God.” Mpho.Wav brings the groove with “Zabalaza,” and Saint Evo & Viiictor May deliver the enchanting “Malokazana.” Da Capo puts his spin on Kususa’s “Closure,” and the Amapiano flavour gets real with DJ Stokie’s “Awukhuzeki” and the star-studded “Dali Wam” by Pabi Cooper.
These are just a glimpse of the musical marvels awaiting you on the playlists to your right. If you encounter any hiccups with the playlists, fret not — find us at @afrocritik on your preferred music streaming service. You’re welcome to shuffle or savour the curated order but give each track the time it deserves to weave its sonic magic.
Now, it’s time to dive in, groove on, and let the melodies infuse with your spirit. Don’t forget to follow, share, save your favourites, and spread the love with fellow music aficionados. For those aspiring artists out there, unleash your tunes on our playlists by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get ready to be serenaded, enchanted, and taken on a musical journey like no other. Enjoy the vibes, my friends, and until next week—stay melodious!