New Music Friday: 5 Trending New Songs You Should Listen to This Weekend

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It’s another Friday, that time of the week when you get to relax with your family and friends through the weekend. To make your weekend fun and relaxing, we’ve decided to make a list of our top new songs of the week.


Running – Ladipoe FT Fireboy

After topping charts with the Buju-assisted Feeling, Ladipoe has once again dropped another hit single, this time he features Fireboy DML on Running. Produced by Andre Vibez, the song features a buzzing bassline, and glistening keys, setting a feel-good backdrop for both artists to reflect their honesty and emotions as they talk about their struggle to the top and the need to keep pushing amidst unfavourable situations. Running is that song that would leave you pondering yet feeling good.

 Far – Pearl Cardy 

Media personality, Pearl Cardy has released a new single titled, Far after her debut into the music industry with Wait. This time around, she uses a wavy instrumental made up of drum loops and sophisticated bass tunes to express her loyalty to her lover as she takes us through different hooks in English, Yoruba, and pidgin. Her concise lyrics are very relatable to the listener as she lets them know how loyal a lover she is.

No Be Lie – Deen OG

History has proven that multiculturality is the bedrock of versatility in music and Deen OG uses this succinctly in his songs. An unfamiliar yet nostalgic ode to the love of his life, Deen OG begins No Be Lie by reassuring his love interest of his feelings, despite her obvious hesitation. A sweet and sexy promise reminiscent of Nigerian love songs. No Be Lie can be described as a sing-along mid-tempo song likely to trigger memories of the listener’s own experience, if relatable.

Mandem – Hotkid FT DTG & Kwesi Arthur

Dealing with fake friends with no concept of loyalty? Then you need to listen to Hotkid’s new single Mandem. Featuring Ghanaian rappers DTG and Kwesi Arthur, the fast-rising Nigerian hip-hop artist shares his thoughts on loyalty in friendships on boppy and hyper tunes. The song pushes for the ‘bro’ code and it’s that song you want to listen to when you’re chilling with your Mandem on a late evening, wine glass in your hands.

Protect Me – Ojujucalaba

Nigerian Afro vibes/Afro melodic trap music singer, Ojujucalaba has been rising into the Nigerian music industry with his unique sounds This week he released his debut EP, In the evening and the first song Protect Me shows off the artist’s Hip-Hop influences mixed with Afro-tunes and other sub-genres of music. Just like his name, he shows off uniqueness in this song as he spits audacious lyrics on very bouncy and heady tunes.



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