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Here’s a roundup of the best new afrobeats songs released in the Nigerian & Ghanaian scene in the month of January.
Follow NotJustOk’s specially curated playlist on Spotify – Afrobeats Hits.
Considering how packed the final few weeks of 2020 was, it came as little surprise that January started off slow. Many artists took the opportunity to roll out videos for singles released in November and December, and only started dropping fresh jams by mid-month. Regardless, the month ended strong with potential hits from some of our faves.
Sarkodie ft. Moelogo – Come Back
A signature hip-hop tune with a melodic hook from Sarkodie and Moelogo. The Ghanaian rapper has locked in this formula.
Ayra Starr – Away
Looks like 2021 will be the year of the new ladies in the industry. Mavin Records threw their hats in the ring in terms of having 2021’s breakthrough act by unveiling new, young signing, Ayra Starr. Her self-titled debut EP is a must-listen.
Watch “Away” video.
Jonzing World – One Shirt ft. Ruger, D’Prince, Rema
Another Mavin January reveal was in the form of Jonzing World signing, Ruger. Keep an eye on this kid.
Mr Eazi – The Don
As we await new projects from Mr Eazi in 2021, here’s something to keep the fans glued in.
Dangbana Republik x Bella Shmurda – Rush
Bella Shmurda is a strong candidate for Next-Rated Artist of 2020. The hotshot act recently celebrated his birthday with a new song “Rush“. Here it is.
Zoro ft. Oxlade – African Girl Bad
This is a love-at-first-listen typa jam! Zoro & Oxlade deliver an anthem for all the ladies across Africa.
Dice Ailes – Money Dance
Fresh off signing with UK imprint, Black Butter, and Sony Music Africa, Dice Ailes dropped a fresh cut tagged “Money Dance.”
Kizz Daniel – Currently ft. Olamide, Falz, LK Kuddy
What could be seen as the biggest collaboration of the month sees Kizz Daniel feature Olamide, Falz and LK Kuddy on a record title “Currently“.
It’s got that Amapiano vibe.
Quamina MP – WHY ft. Twitch 4EVA
“Amanfuor Girls” hitmaker, Quamina MP, dropped a 3-track EP “Bongo” sometime last month. One of the early fan faves is the Twitch collabo, WHY.
Bump it below.
E.L – Nobody Send You
After surviving a car crash in 2020, E.L has a message in 2021…
Ckay – Kiss Me Like You Miss Me
Warner Music SA signing, Ckay drops his 2nd single under the label.
Ckay is doing this Afro pop/fusion thing really well.
Bankulli ft. Not3s – Foreign
A major behind-the-scenes proponent of the culture, Bankulli serves up a new single featuring British-Nigerian rapper “Not3s“, who was in Lagos over the holidays.
Yung L – Womanizer ft. Tiggs Da Author
J-Town’s very own Yung L just released his latest album, Yaadman Kingsize. My personal early fave has to be “Womanizer“.
Peep the whole album here.
And there you have it…
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