The twentieth edition of the Afrocritik Weekly Music Spotlight
By Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku
Hello, dear music enthusiasts! I hope you’re doing well and grooving to the beats of life. This week, I must confess, was a bit on the slow side with music releases. But even in the midst of a lull, there’s always something exciting happening in the world of music. Major releases were on the horizon, and we still managed to uncover some fantastic tunes. So, let’s dive into the melodies that made this week special.
Here’s a little update for you before we delve into the musical journey, starting next month, our monthly music editorial playlist will align with the calendar month. This means that the end of August will usher in our new monthly editorial playlist. To stay informed about this exciting change, and all things music-related, be sure to follow us on our social media platforms @afrocritik.
If you’re an aspiring artiste eager to share your musical magic, don’t hesitate to send an email to email@example.com for details on how to be considered for our playlists.
Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter – the music! Despite the slower week, we’ve still got a vibrant lineup for you. We are featuring:
A Few Big Names: Let’s start with the heavyweight champions of the music world. This week, we were treated to some sensational releases by renowned artistes. First up, is Davido aiming for a smash hit with the Latto-assisted remix of “Unavailable.” Ghanaian songstress, Efya, also joins the party with her mesmerising single, “Jara Jara.” Reminisce makes a soft yet compelling return with “Why?” This track features the sensational Oxlade and is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Superstar producer, LeriQ, joined forces with the incredibly versatile Kaestyle to deliver the gripping Asylum EP. Within this masterpiece, you’ll find tracks like “21,” “The Bag,” and “YOLO,” each offering a unique sonic journey.
Measured Afrobeats: This week also brings us some soulful and mellow Afrobeats tracks. Tha Boy Myles showcases his musical prowess with “Level Up,” a standout from his latest project, the Level Up EP. He also treats us to “Express” and “Sisi Eko,” in other segments of the playlist. Yung L, now known as Yaadman, offers us a glimpse into his new identity with tracks like “Sabi Boy” and “Me She Want,” both featured on his recent Yes, Indeed EP. Another emerging talent, Tyrell, delivers an outstanding track titled “Stomp.”Also, don’t miss out on Txby, who graces us with the smooth “This Way.”
Unique Styles: This week, we are treated to a diverse range of unique styles. Kekelingo leaves us enchanted with his rich vocal timbre, serenading us with “Pula” and “Jeteme.”Gospel artiste, Anendlessocean, gifted us with his latest album, Decagon, and he represents on our playlist with tracks like “Nazarene,” “LNB,” and “Wildfire.” His music takes us on a spiritual journey filled with soul-stirring melodies. Kwaku Asante showcases his velvety baritone in “Until the Morning,” a track that’s so light and smooth, it is like a gentle breeze on a warm day. Rap sensation, SGaWD, brings the heat with her high-energy dance number, “Dump All Your Worries on the Dancefloor.”
Our Daily Dose Of Amapiano: While the Amapiano scene was a bit quieter this week, we still had some gems to enjoy. Killervybz treats us to new instrumentals with the deluxe version of his Backwoods EP, featuring tracks like “Bad Thought” and “Hulalah.” Uncle Waffles’ SOLACE continues to grace our playlist with gems like “Waffles Anthem” and “Solace.” Major League Djz closes out our Amapiano section with “All Night Long,” a song that will keep your feet moving and your spirits high.
Phew! That’s our roundup for this week. We may have had a slower start, but the music never stops, and we’ve still got plenty to groove to. Remember to follow, save, and share your favourite tunes with fellow music enthusiasts. Again, for talented artistes out there, this is your chance to showcase your tunes on our playlists – reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details.
So, embrace the melodies, let the beats ignite your soul, and keep your spirits soaring high with the power of music! Enjoy!