What are the hottest new tracks on the African continent and around the globe? Here’s introducing OYGK Global Select, your weekly guide to new music that’s short-circuiting airwaves and screens this week.
- Diamond Platnumz – Marry You* (feat Ne-Yo)
No one saw this coming. Africa’s biggest star teams up with the 2015 Coke Studio Africa special guest and R&B legend Ne-Yo to bring you ‘Marry You’. And the American even sings in Kiswahili!
2. Ben Pol – PHONE (feat Mr. Eazi)
Straight from the shores of East Africa, Ben Pol gives you a tantalizing new video called ‘PHONE’.
3. Phyno – Financial Woman (feat P Square)
Nigerians talk big bugs and big business, and it doesn’t get much bigger than Phyno teaming up with P Square. Enjoy the escapades they get upto looking for that Financial Woman.
4. Bhizer – Gobisiqolo (feat Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe)
This South African tune is an addictive conction of beats and rythmn, it’s almost witchraft thanks to its potent nature. Here’s Gobisiqolo…
5. Omarion – Distance
Another surprise gift from a seasoned American star – Omarion, this song ‘Distance’ is off his upcoming album ‘Reasons’ and sees sights and sounds of South Africa. He’s also showing off some slick dance moves…
6. Lady Gaga – John Wayne
Crazy is as crazy does. Lady Gaga is back to her wicked and wacky ways with the release of ‘John Wayne’. It’s fast paced and violent, and over before you know it. Who knew heels could be loaded with bullets?
7. Mariah Carey – I Don’t (feat YG)
The R&B royalty employs some old school tactics for her new song ‘I Don’t’ and some people have some problems with her showing a lot of flesh…
8. Vybz Kartel – Hold It
Hold up, Vybz is still churning out some reggae vybe…
*Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article erroneously indicated that the Diamond Platnumz track featuring Ne-Yo was called ‘Hold You’. This is has since been corrected.