Every day, new songs show up, sweeping fans and music lovers off their feet while artists gauge reactions to know the effect of their creativity. At Prime Business Africa, we are committed to keeping our ears on the pulse of the music scene and bringing the best sounds to your doorstep.
Today, we uncover our favourite songs from Asake, Pheelz, Bad Boy Timz and more.
ASAKE – “YOGA”
Asake has just returned with his first single of this year, “Yoga.” Where his music from the previous year was defined by its inspired relationship with Fuji, this new single sees the singer reach even further back into the canon of Yoruba music history.
“Yoga” takes clear influences from Sakara, the bluesy style of music that was popular in Nigeria’s southwest from the 1930s and even served as a stylistic progenitor to Fuji. Created in tandem with the main collaborator Magicsticks, Asake dispels the bad energy that can come from being young, rich and famous, letting ancestral spirits from the past guide him in the present.
BAD BOY TIMZ & EMPIRE – “FAYA”
On “Faya,” the electric style of Bad Boy Timz edges remarkable space for itself. Since his arrival on the mainstream scene, Timz has kept his music groovy, making bold statements while having obvious fun on the beat. This new record retains those energy levels, but the storytelling is remarkably heightened, working up a metaphor which represents fire as desire and destruction.
PHEELZ – “STAND BY YOU”
Pheelz’s impressive run of form continues. As he gears up for the release of his ‘Pheelz Good’ EP, the Nigerian producer/artist puts out the mellow tune “Stand By You.”
On the track, Pheelz surrenders to the spellbinding love he shares with his woman as he promises to remain by her side through good and rough times. The track is strewn with catchy lyrics—like “I don chop breakfast, lunch and dinner”—that make the song a fire tune.
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SAMBA PEUZZI – “MERCEDES” FT. REMA
Known for contributing his dynamic vocals to diverse artists around the globe, Rema gets on this new record with Senegalese rapper Samba Peuzzi. “Mercedes” takes after the glossy feel of its title, its bewitching drum base matched with sunny rhythms. Romantic promises make up the lyrical content, and the distinct cadences of the featured acts impressively pad the song’s appeal.
Samba has consistently flirted with pop-leaning sounds since flexing muscles as a freestyle rapper, and here he’s in familiar grounds. With his feature polishing the affirmative direction, the listener comes away with the exhilarating lightness of sunbathing on the famous beaches of Senegal.
FADÉ – “LIGHT MY FIRE”
As the year starts, new female voices are equally stepping into the scene. Newcomer Fadè joins the conversation as she arrives with her debut two-pack single, ‘Ignited Heart.’ It features the records “Light My Fire” & “Love Me.”
The former sees her serenading a love interest as she sings soulful lyrics such as “You light my fire/I hope you feel the same” with her clear and solid vocals, over the melodious production of OgbeniSB.