November is shaping up to be a month of great releases as we gear up for party season, and as such there are a few notable releases that you should be listening to.
The Tanzanian music titans Wasafi Crew WCB have delivered a trio of releases in just a fortnight. Despite being busy with the planning and execution of the Wasafi Festival that happened in Dar es Saalam on the 9th of November, the Wasafi crew have proved that they are the bigwigs of Bongo music.
Here are the top three releases from the Wasafi crew:
1.Diamond Platnumz- Baba Lao
Platnumz bigs himself up in the ultimate self-glorifying track ‘Baba Lao’. Putting himself on the same level as Tanzanian President Magufuli, the Makonde people and more, Chibu is not shy is singing his own praises. The 3-minute track is fastpaced, fun with the perfect rhymes for a dance-off. Trending on YouTube, it has already surpassed the 1M views mark the video-sharing platform. The track that debuted on the Wasafi Festival weekend was a strategic release, solidifying Platnumz place in the East African music scene.
2.Rayvanny – I Love You
Vanny Boy opens his heart in a sweet lovesong dubbed ‘I Love You’. The track which is slow, and chock full of harmony, see Vanny serenade his listeners reminding neigh sayers of his vocal abilities. The Tanzanian lyricist also sings in Spanish, vocalizing his deep love for what many can only assume his lover and mother of his child Fahymah. He sings, “Sura ya mama, umbo la wama…unanichanganya…sura kama Malaika” Vanny is a true lyricist, weaving together complimentary words with ease. The Gach B production was released on 10th November and has only served to draw attention to Rayvanny’s versatility.
3.Dully Skyes feat Lava Lava – Balaa
Lava Lava is one of the most underrated artists in East Africa. He may not the biggest act out of the Wasafi Crew, but his talent is truly undeniable. Sexy, and witty, Lava Lava sings of a particular woman’s movement and her glorious body. Dully Skyes does well to add a different layer to the track, reminiscent of the T.I.D era. The track is a winner and deserves more listenership.
What’s your current favourite track?
African stars are really working hard to release new music oftenly. Some of the new releases include Just Admit it from Bey T, JoeBoy with Don’t call me back and Yemi Alade with Vibe visuals.
Bey T is one of Kenya’s fastest rising stars. The Empawa100 finalist came back home after a few weeks of training with Mr. Eazi and the Epawa team chock full of information, self-awareness and some serious drive. Keen to take on the industry, Bey T will take down anyone who stands in her way, and the track ‘Just Admit It’ proves just that. The Kenyan belle is more than a pretty face and sets the record straight, alerting all the haters to steer clear of her path.
Joeboy – ‘Don’t Call Me Back’ feat Mayorkun
Joeboy has released the third track this year. Signed to Mr. Eazi’s Banku Music, Joeboy has teamed up with Mayorkun to drop a touching track. Singing about a difficult and painful situationship turn into a break-up. According to Empawa, ” ‘Don’t Call Me Back’ sees Joeboy draw inspiration from a real-life relationship gone sour. He showcases his knack for melodic, tuneful hooks alongside fellow Nigerian, Mayorkun.
Yemi Alade – Vibe
‘Woman of Steele’ Yemi Alade is all hype in new release ‘Vibe’. The Ovie Etseyatse- directed video is colorful and fun; matching the track’s lively feel. Yemi does not compromise on the melodies even despite the track being a party track. The beautiful Naija queen delivers a party track for anyone who is up for a good time. The track has garnered over 300K views in just 48 hours post-release on YouTube.
What tracks are you listening to?