With African music continuously spreading past boundaries and buying itself more fans, we have made a list of some gems making good rounds in Canada, but of African origin. Enjoy and let us know if we have missed any.
Na Money – Davido, Angelique Kidjo, The Cavemen
If you think you’ve over-played this song, you haven’t started. Some of us have abused this song so much that we can sing Angelique Kidjo’s verse and we don’t even know what language it’s in. This masterpiece transports you to the village and tells a mesmerising story. The Cavemen are exactly who they believe they are and rightfully so.
Girl Next Door – Tyla, Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr’s God is clearly alive because everything she touches turns to gold. Whoever thought to get these two together on a track deserves one cold stout bottle. They finished work on this song with the torrents of soft and sweet harmonising both artists poured into it. This track is so mesmerising; we promise you’ll be obsessed with this song the first time you hear it.
Pheelz Like Summer – Pheelz
This one is from Pheelz’ 2023 EP which is an outstanding work of art. That man knows something about the business of making hit music that he’s not telling the rest of us. But this song in particular is spectacular. Listening to this song feels Euphoric. It’s one of those ballads that allows you to experience Every potent emotion the artist put into the song. All we can say is Baba God, when we sef go love?
Sittin On Top of the World – Burna Boy
This one has strong 99s vibes and we love it. A track like this is exactly what the summer was missing. It has that unnamed quality that makes it very addictive from the first play. We easily see this becoming one of the songs of the summer. It’s true Burna Boy fashion to produce at least one of these for us every summer.
Pick Up – Tiwa Savage
There’s no way Tiwa’s mouth is not paining her by now, because we’ve bastardised this song. This woman is an artist who has sorted out the formula for what makes a good banger. She never fails to deliver and we appreciate her for it. We can already tell that this song will be at every party and or function. If the sun is out, this song will be out too and we will all collectively break the replay button on this one.
Jaiye Foreign – Tiwa Savage x Zinoleesky
We believe in Tiwa Savage’s government but Tiwa x Zinoleesky? This song isn’t as new as the others but it wasn’t as huge as it should’ve been, so we’re here to spread the good news about it. It is infectious and insanely addictive. Undoubtedly, half of the Spotify streams for this song came from Digimillennials HQ because it’s a banger.