The Sound Report: The Best Releases From July 2019

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This month, the Nigerian music industry became the one stop shop for chart-topping Afro-Pop singles that spanned an array of record-breaking projects from Burna Boy’s acclaimed ‘African Giant’ to Beyonce’s Afrobeat inspired ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ and Bez’s ‘The Light’. Asides these potential award winners, several other underdogs made their way to the frontlines and in serving as record-breaking anthems, they’ve made lasting impressions. In no particular order, here are our favourite sounds from July 2019:

Bez Idakula – High

Burna Boy – Collateral Damage

DJ Spinall featuring Tiwa Savage and Wizkid – Dis Love

Juls featuring Mr Eazi – Cake

Crayon – Bamikole

AYLØ featuring Fasina and Psycho YP – Sassy

Zlatan featuring Tiwa Savage – Shotan

Lady Donli – Suffer Suffer

Mr Eazi – Supernova