For music lovers, it’s undoubtedly the best time of the year as there’s an abundance of new music constantly coming our way. We have unsurprisingly been thrilled with all the sounds that have found their way onto streaming platforms all month long as many of our favourite artists have released some of the best music we’ve heard all year.
With new bops from Wizkid, Davido, Tems, Simi and more, here’s a roundup of our favourite songs of the month.
No Stress – Wizkid
Following the release of his H.E.R – assisted single, Smile in July, Wizkid returned this month with the second single off his long awaited album, Made In Lagos, which is set to be out in October. On the P2J produced, sweet-sounding rhythm of No Stress, the starboy sings about sexually satisfying his pretty lady “wey no like no stress” but needs some good loving. It’s a track that’s sure to have you feeling good and wanting to hit up that special someone to make the most of an otherwise lust-free night.
Free Mind – Tems
In 2019, Tems’ hit single, Try Me cemented her place as one of the brightest talents of the younger generation as she garnered a wider fanbase eagerly awaiting to hear more from the artist in the form of a full-length project. Our prayers were answered as she blessed us last friday with her debut project, For Broken Ears. Our favourite track off the EP is Free Mind, a sonically pleasing record that many of us can also relate to as the artist sings about needing to free her mind and let go of all her worries.
No Longer Beneficial – Simi
Coming on the heels of her single, Duduke which dropped earlier in the year, is Simi’s latest track, No Longer Beneficial and the lead single off her forthcoming EP, Restless II. It’s a slow tempo song with the soothing, soulful sound that we’ve come to love from the artist about her unreadiness to settle down with a “friend with benefits” who wants to take their relationship to the next level.
Dance 4 Me – Nsikak David ft Show Dem Camp & The Cavemen
Guitarist, Nsikak David joins forces with The Cavemen and Show Dem Camp to bring the perfect blend of Highlife and Palm-wine music over a Spax produced beat. Dance 4 Me opens with one-half of Show Dem Camp, Tec reassuring listeners that it was created to make us lay back and enjoy the electric sounds from the perfect trio to bring us just the kind of feel-good music we all need right now.
Fem – Davido
Last year, Davido released his highly acclaimed, sophomore album, A Good Time. And next month, he’s expected to bless his fans with his forthcoming album, A Better Time. As a prelude to its release, he burst through the airwaves with his signature energy on his first single of the year, Fem. The track finds the star sending a message to all the naysayers to simmer down as he sings “E be like you don dey talk too much, small talk you don dey talk who talk”.
Fancy – Amaarae
Ghanaian singer, songwriter and producer, Amaraae has stolen our hearts with her distinctive, silky and sultry vocals ever since she released her debut EP, Passionfruit Summers in 2017. As a lead-up to her forthcoming, sophomore EP, The Angel You Don’t Know, the artist released her second single of the year, Fancy. On the song, her vocals glide over a Kz and Haze produced, bouncy, trap beat to bring us the ultimate bad bitch anthem we didn’t know we needed but rightfully deserve.
Check – Wande Coal
It’s been a long time, five years to be exact, since Wande Coal released his last project, Wanted. Thankfully, he returned this month with his EP, Realms which boasts recent hits like Ode Lo Like, Again and Naughty Girl. One of the newer songs on the EP is the lighthearted, mid tempo joint Check, on which the smooth talking star sings about an ex lover who can’t seem to let go of him while he casually flexes at intervals, reminding us that he’s “got racks on racks”.
Don’t Be Shy – Kida Kudz
Kida Kudz has been on top form throughout the year on singles like 1AM, Buga, and Stay Jiggy, the first of which appeared on his ten-track mixtape, Nasty, which dropped back in February. In the middle of the month, the jiggy rapper came through on the alluring instrumentals of Don’t Be Shy to enlighten us that despite his rugged exterior, he’s a lover boy at heart.