- 89 – Joey B
Off his forthcoming debut album, Joey B’s latest single with the same title makes copious reference to the music and culture of the 80s and 90s, and also features spoken word act Mutombo the Poet.
- RNS –Sarkodie
Arguably the most popular song in this town currently, the MOG Beatz- produced dance-ready track has already been covered by industry colleagues including Ras Kuuku, Tinny, and Strongman Burner.
- Grind –AI
Ayisi’s performance on the Dj Vision song is so powerful; it has (thankfully) brought him much-needed visibility, for what’s contained in his vocal chords is truly unique. The way he fuses old with contemporary elements in his sound is just brilliant.
- Nukata – Worlasi
Produced almost entirely with his mouth, Worlasi’s latest single is perhaps the most different thing on radio right now. But that is Worlasi for you –he’s the difference.
- Zaafi – Fareed
Also referred to as the Hip-hop Alhaji, budding rapper Fareed raps in Hausa like no other. With endorsement from The Last Two’s Da’Hammer himself, and with the momentum on Zaafi, Fareed makes a strong case for himself as deserved ambassador of the genre.
- Egboame (remix) – Edem – Gemini, Medikal, Teephlow, Cabum, Ayat, Bebelino, Mac M and Darko
Produced by hip-hop gem Magnom, Edem parades a whole army in this song, and dressed in all-black, the render aggressive manifestos of why they cannot be messed with. Egboame is dangerous!
- Problem –Stonebwoy
The BET laureate laments the many complications that accompany wealth in this groovy single he released back in September. Produced by long-time creative collaborator Beatz Dakay, Problem has since gained steady prominence, and will be here for a long time.
- Nana Vs. Mahama – Shatta Wale
Produced by Willis Beatz, Nana Vs. Mahama is singer Shatta Wale’s take on the December 7 polls. The song draws on his feud with Samini, his song Mahama Paper, as well as the recent Kalyppo craze on social media to preach tolerance during the elections.
IX. Palm Wine and Whisky – M.anifest ft Dex Kwasi
Off his brilliant Nowhere Cool offering, rapper Manifest fuses Afro-trap with highlife, hip-hop, and whatever else is on there. Produced by (and featuring) Dex Kwasi, Palm Wine and Whisky illustrates what magic can be conjured from stark contrasts, provided they’re in the hands of a genius.
- Too Late – Adina
Adina’s latest single is the de-facto soundtrack ladies SnapChat with. Produced by Killbeatz, the love song, rendered with adorable soul, is response to an ex-lover who belittled too often, the unconditional affection of his partner.