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Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight: Week 2

Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight: Week 2

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By Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku

Welcome, fellow adventurer! I deeply hope you enjoyed the debut edition of the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight last week. If you didn’t get a chance to enjoy it, don’t worry, it’s going to be archived and shared at the end of the month, so follow us on our socials @Afrocritik, to stay informed.

We continue our mission this week with a new selection of great and enjoyable music from all across Africa and her Diaspora; music that might not have crossed your path in your regular listens. Remember, if you want a chance to have your work spotlighted as well, send an email to for further instructions.

With that out of the way, let me introduce you to the selection for the second edition of the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight, featuring:

  • Some Big Names: Don Toliver returns the favour to Afropop by featuring on the remix of “Soweto,” South African rapper K.O comes through with a pan-African remix of “Sete,” “Ke Shy” and “Ngibambe” demonstrate Major Lazer’s foray into Amapiano on Piano Republik LP, …

  • Next Generation Rap: Odumodublvck leads the line with his new monster hit “Declan Rice”, SGaWD rejects unwarranted advice on “Intermission,” MOJO AF schools his contemporaries as the “Highest Student,” Acebergtm pays homage to the OGs with conscious thoughtful rap on “Cold Feet”…


  • Soulful R&B Projects: Cape-Verdean-American June Freedom celebrates the African woman with all female features on Sweet Water EP exemplified by “Fever” and “Guava Rose,” newcomer Aisosa partners with UndieJulius on the stellar At Night, You Flood My Thoughts EP represented by “Ily!” and “Poison,” South-African phenom Lloyiso dives to emotional depths on his forthcoming Seasons project demonstrated by “Run” and “Let Me Love You Now” …

  • Afro-Emotional Jams: “Lock Up” signals the return of fan-favourite Nonso Amadi, Noon Dave drops a beautiful gem with “Hillary,” Uganda’s MAUIMØON appraises beauty on “Supahawt,” INSANE CHIPS sings sweet words to his “Odo” …


  • Genre-Bending Moments: FwFeyi dazzles with the creative “09me+u),” Suté Iwar prepares for forthcoming ULTRALIGHT with “STAR PLAYER,” Jake Doe tag-teams with virtuoso producer Le Mav for “PITY,” Houston-bred Syo slows it down expertly with “Snack” and “Ineed” off his Table Manners project …

  • Electric South Africa: South Africa’s electronic scene gives us the energetic “Vuka Mawulele” by TcX, instrumental tranquility in Cornelius Sa & Sebee’s “Wayward,” musical ecstasy in Karyendasoul & Maski’s powerful “Jacaranda”…

All these highlights and more! Available for your perusal and enjoyment on the playlists you should see to your right. You’ll also find some of my favourite hold-overs from last week. Feel free to listen in the curated order or shuffle the playlist if you’re feeling brave. Either way, be sure to add and follow the playlists, save your favourite songs as updates will be frequent, share the playlists with the people you care about, and submit your own songs (or those of your people) by reaching out to

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