As work resumed this new year, so did the music industry. The music release window has opened, and artists are back, pushing out fresh content. These songs are some of the best Afrobeats jams the first week of 2024 has to offer.
Better — Jaido P
Jaido P’s latest song, Better, went live as we crossed into 2024. No saviour is coming for him, Jaido commits to making his life his full responsibility. Regardless of his background, he’s motivated because he’s alive. There’s hope to do and become better. This is positive energy to start the year.
Look My Opps — Laxy-BBK
Abuja artist, Laxy-BBK, started the year with a drill tune and visuals titled Look My Opps. His energy is competitive but still sounds feel-good, keeping the bars loose enough to get the chicks jamming, party vibing and provide enough pump for the hustlers.
DON’T KNOW — Eniola Havoc
With a knack for clever punchlines and a combination of Yorùbá and English, Eniola Havoc takes strides in his music journey, not greeing for unbelievers and competition. DON’T KNOW is the most introspective and second track off his three-pack single, WITH LOVE, FROM BANDO.
James Bond — Jujuboy, Banx & Ranx and Harley
Aristokrat Records signee, Jujuboy, finds chemistry with Canadian production duo, Banx & Ranx, and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges-based artist, Harley, to flaunt their coolness and charisma. The sound on this track flirts with Afrobeats and rap — a fun anthem for fly guys.
Hustle — Sola
Patience drives Sola, but her eyes are glued on hustle — there’s money to get. Yet Hustle is a serenading Afrobeats jam about praying for grace, reminding us that cash rules everything.
EL Chapo — Reechdee ft. Ice Prince
Although El Chapo is a convicted criminal, his glorified, white-washed name pops up in too many lyrics and references. Burgeoning artist, Reechdee links with veteran rapper, Ice Prince, to floss about luxury and the rich guy lifestyle, drawing comparisons with Chapo. Hearing Ice Prince spit on this Afro-swing jam after he dropped his latest solo release, Woke, in December 2023, it seems he’s gearing up to become active in music again.
I Go Dey — Lyta ft. Moyo Payne
After dropping Correct, in December 2023, Lyta has put out another serenading love song that promises availability and commitment. It features fellow street-pop act, Moyo Payne, who closes the song.