Unlooking, Mamacita…The 5 best songs released this week

The weekend begins today and luckily some really good new singles hit the airwaves these past 4 days.

Mamacita feat Wizkid – Tinie Tempah

After teasing pictures of a video shoot in Dominican Republic hinted at a union between Wizkid and British rapper Tinie Tempah, the single released to confirm the speculation is a lot more than just another cross genre collaboration. Mamacita is laid on staccato beat with irregular drums and Samba fused Latino trumpets to highlight the inspiration behind the record. Tinie and Wiz have been teasing a possible collaboration since 2013 and Mamacita plays like the perfect ground wetter for further collaborations.

Reminisce Cypher Sessions  (feat. Vector, CDQ, DJ Neptune, Ola Dips) – Reminisce

Reminisce has been mostly silent since the release of his Asalamalekun single, but that’s just because he has been working on a new project, The Reminisce Cypher Sessions. According to a statement from Alaga Ibile’s camp, his cypher sessions will be dedicated to giving relatively unknown artistes a platform. This is the first official opener for the cypher sessions series and it features favorites Vector and CDQ alongside newcomer Ola Dips.

Kolewerk (feat. Olamide) – Koker

When you have a near revolutionary Afro-trap song like Kolewerk mostly rendered in Yoruba, there are very few options as to who to feature for added boost if the need arises. Koker took this cue to feature Olamide on the remix of Kolewerk and like everything else the Badoo has done lately, this refix is even more straight up fire than the original.

Ko Shi’ Lo – Mojeed

Since dropping his critically acclaimed Westernised West African mixtape in 2014 and appearing on Leriq’s Lost Sounds album last year, Mojeed has been off radar for unknown reasons. The Aristokrats records rapper returns with a song loosely arranged on a wave-esque instrumentation and an effortless laid back chorus backed up with soulful vocals.

Unlooking Short Film – Milli

Milli refixed and released his Unlooking single last week, but he wasn’t done. Last weekend, the rapper premiered a short film for the single. The new gloomy noir video opens with a monologue narrated by Milli about his past with trusting people and how they have always let him down. There are skaters whizzing by and cool kids hanging by street corners and smoking cigarettes captured on a greyscale motif. You have seen cool videos, but you haven’t seen anything like Milli’s Unlooking, not in Nigeria at least.


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