In here are incredibly hot tracks by Joshua Baraka, Agasha, Victony, CXNRVD & Ayra Starr!
It’s been an incredible Friday, and a wonderful rollercoaster for music lovers worldwide; as incredible projects arrived to digital music streaming services today, and because on this site we love and live for awesome music, here’s a cut of 5 hot tracks to not just usher you into the weekend but could potentially make your playlist.
5. Skinny Girl Anthem – Ayra Starr Ft. Kayykilo
Serving as the 14th track on the 19 & Dangerous (Deluxe) album by the celestial being Ayra Starr, the sublime London-produced record sees Ayra come through for her fellow slim young ladies that what those blessed with curves and big back sides “thick”, what they can do, slim girls can do too; singing;-
“I ain’t got no a** and no tiddies, But I’ll steal your man with my kitty Just a
Look and he’s with me, He’s with me, I ain’t got no a** and no tiddies, But I’ll steal your man..”
The album also has appearances by Kelly Rowland on “Bloody Samaritan (Remix)”, Zinoleesky on the “Lonely” (Refix), and Kayykiloon on “Skinny Girl Anthem”. Alongside two other tracks “Ase”, “Rush”. Dear lekpas (Yoruba for Slim Girl), this one’s for you from Ayra!
4. Dami Duro – Victony
For a first of its kind, music streaming giant Spotify has tapped the Outlaw King Victonyi for its first-ever single;- “Dami Duro”; a reimagined funky version of Davido’s 2012 smash record taken off the debut album “Omo Baba Olowo”. According to Spotify’s Head of Music, Sub-Saharan Africa Phiona Okumu, this version was created & exclusively released on Spotify to celebrate its being a decade-old club banger & classic
To celebrate the legacy of Nigeria’s rich music history, Spotify is to continue unveiling reimagined renditions of what many consider modern-day Nigerian classics, performed by selected artists; and this is also as a way of reinforcing Spotify’s commitment to being the global hub for the discovery and growth of Nigerian music. Listen to the first of many;- ‘Dami Duro’ as delivered by Victony below:
3. The Heartworm – CXNRVD, Axon
Dropped without much warning, CXNRVD has teamed up with talented beat smith Axon to deliver a sizzling single “The Heartworm” (Bebele). The record that plays under 3 minutes and 26 seconds has a background sound of a saxophone that accompanies it & is played by Caleb Kigozi.
On the track, CXNRVD croons in languages Runyankore & English, as he years to his love interest “Bebele” to produce a vulnerable sonic-sounding record. Lend your ears to it below:
2. Takes Time – Agasha
Agasha has been converting ears since the release of her debut record “Glide” and most recently “Ride” and now “Takes Time”.
For the British Columbia-based songstress, inspiration for her music comes from listening to the her favorite genres an artists, however to create “Take Time”, she shut all these out as a away of toning down on the external pressure; and that from within.
She wrote this record as a reminder for herself and all who listen to her music as a delicate reminder that we should be kinder to ourselves, and relearn how to make moves despite the fear of failure.
“Take Time” was produced by Rodney Mulindwa. Listen to the blistering anthem below:
- Angel Of Mine – Joshua Baraka
Joshua Baraka has been breaking boundaries from the get-go with “Baby Steps” the EP, and multiple star collaborations like “OMU”, & “I DO”, and others. He’s once again returned with his sophomore EP “Watershed” and describes it as his safe space, where he expresses his emotions with nothing but a pen and melodies. On it, he features IzabelUg on “Run” and Lagum the Rapper on “Mama I Made It”. Other records on there are “You”, and “Next to You” though a personal stand out was “Angel of Mine” in which he dishes out his overflowing love for his mother; for she is his Angle on earth. The heartstrings are further pulled in the record as she is heard saying a prayer and blessing over her son Joshua.
Bouncy-tuned vocals coupled with the melodious voice of the crooner characterize the self-produced project by Joshua Baraka and since release has since topped the Apple Music Album Chart (Uganda) and charted 4 singles on the Daily Top 100 on the Apple Music Top 100 (Uganda).