New Music Friday; Hottest New Releases Of The Week

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Some of the hottest new releases to spice up your weekend!

With every Friday comes loads of great new music and today is not any different. We’ve got a batch of new song across all genres by top-notch artistes around the world. Below is a list of the hottest new songs of the week conjured up to bring you up to date and spice up your weekend.


Lojay & Sarz & Chris Brown – Monalisa

Talented Afro-fusion artist, Lojay and legendary producer Sarz release a remix of the 2021 smash single “Monalisa“, featuring R&B superstar Chris Brown.

Taken from their joint “LV N ATTN” EP last year, the original version of “Monalisa” became an early standout due to its hypnotic beat and melodious hooks, becoming not just one of the biggest releases in Nigeria. With over 100m plays and more than 30 Million views on Youtube it’s safe to say that Monalisa became something of a cultural phenomenon over time. Monalisa (Remix), is an enchanting record to enjoy and quite a vibeful one. It was a clash of talent between Lojay and Chris Brown. Speaking on the remix, Lojay says

“at the time I was creating this song I would have never imagined hearing a Chris Brown verse on it but the best part is he actually took his time and killed it and gave the song a different feel. He’s someone I’ve always wanted to work with so this is a really good feeling.”

Omah Lay- Woman

“Say anything I do is for my woman (Ah ah ah)
Anything at all wey you talk I go do am (Oh oh oh)”

With his sensational vocals and contagious rhythms, Omah Lay has become one of Nigeria’s most talked-about young stars of music. ”Woman”  is his second single for the year 2022 after a successful release of his previous hit single titled “Attention“, which he featured Justin Bieber. The track comes after his visit to FC Barcelona players while he was on his “Boy Alone” tour in Europe. The song was produced by P. Prime

Kuami Eugene – Take Away

Lynx Entertainment signee, Ghanaian musician and producer, Kuami Eugene is out with his first single in the year 2022 titled ‘Take Away”. The melodious track is one of the songs off his forthcoming EP dubbed ‘Rags2Riches’ The vocals marched perfectly with the beat and the message was well delivered.

This song comes days after Kuami Eugene and KiDi, his fellow Ghanaian artiste revealed that, they would be embarking on an Europe Tour in September 2022. They will tour 10 cities in 10 different days. The song was produced by Poppin Beats.

Moneybagg Yo & Kodak Black– Rocky Road

Moneybagg Yo and Kodak Black link up for a new song titled “Rocky Road,” which marks Moneybag’s first lead single since his 2021 release, “ A Gangsta’s Pain”, was released on Monday (May 16) alongside a visual featuring the two. On the new track, Kodak Black  and Moneybagg exchange verses as they rap about self-reflection and repping their cities over a rapid-fire beat.

“Rocky Road” is not the first time both rappers would team up on a song. Back in 2018, Kodak Black got featured on Moneybagg’s 2018 album Reset, on which he spilled a verse to track “Lower Level.” Three years later, the two rappers featured on Yung Bleu’s 2021 album “Moon Boy? via “Angels Never Cry.”

Ckay & Silly Walks Discotheque – Maria

Renowned Chocolate City record producer and songwriter, CKay delivered a new mind-blowing tune. Serving as his debut for the year, the latest track, “Maria,” features the abilities of renowned German music group, Silly Walks Discotheque”. Maria is another new banger with a fantastic rhythm delivery and sensational melody typical to Ckay. With a compendium of the African drums and the percussion laced with fairly conducting Strings well-blended vocals, this new jam is surely one for the culture .

“Maria”serves as a follow-up to his recently released track tagged, “Emiliana”. The track was produced by

Simi – Naked Wire

“Naked Wire,” is another banger with a fantastic rhythm delivery and well-blended vocals from the talented songbird and vocal powerhouse, Simi.   On this one, she goes unaccompanied as she still showcases her sexual prowess and endowment on a beat accompanied by her sweet voice and acceptable lyrics.

Simi who is known for her vocal prowess and versatility in the music world, really went all in on this beautiful track. The song was produced by P Prime

Quavo & Takeoff (Unc & Phew) – Hotel Lobby

Unc and Phew have officially arrived. The rap duo, formed by Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, made their debut this week with the release of “Hotel Lobby”—their first record release under the new studio name. The Offset-lacking track was accompanied by a video to show Unc & Phew really mean business.

The track drooped amid ongoing Migos split rumors, which were further fueled by this new release from Unc and Phew’s new track with the absence of Offset. The speculation began earlier this week, when fans noticed that Quavo and Offset were no longer following each other on Instagram. Quavo was pressed about the speculations by a paparazzi while leaving LAX airport on Thursday but he refused to speak on the issue, and simply used the opportunity to promote “Hotel Lobby. The track was co-produced by Keanu Beats, Fabio Aguillarr & Murda Beatz.


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