1. Cynthia Morgan ‘Lead Me On’ – The vocals on this young woman shows she has some potential staying power in Africa’s music industry if managed well. Let’s see. Her latest video is shot by music video director Clarence Peters. There is growing talk that the video seems to copy Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ video. I’ll let you all make the call. I do hope this talented young lady goes far.
2. Flavour ‘Black is Beautiful’ – As an artist, I don’t think it is hard to score success with and attract a new fan base in droves if you sing to women and tell them they are beautiful. It is particularly cool if you are a prolific hit maker like Flavour and speak of Black beauty.
3. ANATII ‘Bananaz ft DJ Khaled’ – Video games and the video game industry is all the buzz. On the continent, there are a few companies getting into the video game space, but our music industry has been sloooooow in even venturing out there with the exception of a few artists. ANATII, out of South Africa, switches up the game up with this music video. Check on it.
4. Reminisce ‘Turn it Around ft. Sossick’ – In my opinion, Sossick is one of the dopiest music producers out of Nigeria. So, when I hear that he is a feature on a track, it is almost hard for me not to like the track. This simple audio visuals to this track gets the job done. Sossick indeed always seems to know how to identify and work with artists in a way that brings that street cred/grit.
5. Gabriel Afolayan ‘Chapterz’ – I totally love Gabriel’s vocals. He also always seems to know how to tell a good story through music; and it doesn’t hurt that his audio visuals are usually on point as well. ‘Chapterz’ is no different. He is one to watch. Keep him on your radar folks.