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In the competitive pool of new music churned out on a weekly basis, our editors bring to you the first installation of our weekly guide to new music Fridays. The Guide will feature ratings and reviews of songs and projects that were released during the course of the week. It’ll hone in on must-listens, sleeper hits, misses and those that aren’t just worth your time.

This standout releases from this week were mostly hiphop or love-themed. Particularly impressive were the releases from Ladipoe, SGaWD, Zlatan and a handful of others. Let’s jump right in.

Ladipoe – Providence EP

If you’re into hiphop or enjoy when artistes make relatable music, we’re happy to tell you that the leader of the revival is back with a 6-track EP with features from Rema, Amaarae and Fireboy DML. Everyone knows Poe combines an exceptional technical command with engaging ideas and Providence is evidence of how lethal this combination is. The project gives a good account of Ladipoe, offering the addictive replay value we’re accustomed to from singles like “Know You” and “Feeling” on certified hit records like “Afro Jigga” and “Running”.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Sess – Spotlight EP

Sess the Problem Kid brings his A game for his latest effort titled “Spotlight”. With features from heavyweights like Falz, Teni, AG Baby, Simi, Yemi Alade and PsychoYP, listeners are spoilt for choice. Standout songs on the EP have to be “Cover”, “To Match” and “Thunda”. Definitely an EP worth every listen.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

SGaWD – Savage Bitch Juice EP

Everyone who knows SGaWD knows she’s not just a ferocious rapper but also a singer with a melodious voice. With her debut EP “Savage Bitch Juice” she holds nothing back and gives it her all. From “Rude”, “Woogy” and down to “POPSHIT”, SGaWD pours out her heart and soul in these songs and creates magical vibes in each song. If you’re like us and you love to see women winning, tap into SBJ. Plus, get SGaWD stocks today!

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Pandamonae – Cool Down

The first time we mentioned Pandamonae was a few months back on “Nice and Sweet”. On his latest effort, he comes through with a song for the love birds out there. If you’re in the mood to get in your feelings and vibe out with a loved one, then “Cool Down” is the perfect song for you. Every string and lyric is factory fitted with emotion. A great release by all standard.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

Davolee – Play

A song with good instrumentals but the rhythm isn’t just right. Typically not the song you would want to hear more than once. Might morph into a club banger for one of those days when you’re too drunk to pay attention to the lyrics. But, it really ends there.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Dunnie – Deja Vu

If you’re looking for a love song with the right vocals and sprinkle of afrobeats, Dunnie has got you covered. The Afropop star comes through with her ever soothing voice and lyrics to give us a taste of the “Deja Vu” feeling. Definitely a sound you should try.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Wani – Jailer

Wani drops another single off his forthcoming album “Lagos City Vice 2”. This mid tempo song has all the right rhythms and instrumentals to get you grooving. Plus, if you’re not on the Wani wave, get on.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Tamera ft Tay Iwar – Good Love

The R&B star Tamera brings us “Good Love” an ode to modern romance, featuring our fave, Tay Iwar. Tamera warm vocals are well matched with the calm tones and synth strings as Tay fills in the gaps with sweet melody. It’s a really good song.

Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Zlatan – Resan LP

Still on his Zanku wave, Zlatan was able to explore several themes in the production of this LP. From amapiano, drill and high-life infused instrumentation, unsurprisingly, Zlatan still has a story to tell. His second album is definitely one to listen to and is laden with tons of motivational nuggets.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Tochi Bedford – After Eternity EP

As a producer turned artist, Tochi reflects on life while embracing his alternative side. The project boats features from Odunsi the Engine, TAPZ, and a number of others. If the project’s title is an actual place, the sweet selection of nostalgic sounds which await your listening ears will definitely take you there.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5


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