OYGK Global Select: Fifth Harmony are ‘Down’ with Gucci, Bahati teams up with Eddy Kenzo + ‘Particula’ with Major Lazer, Jidenna

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It’s Friday and you know what that means! Here’s the OYGK Global Select chart, your weekly guide to the hottest new tracks on the African continent and around the globe.

This week we’re welcoming Fifth Harmony back to the limelight, as Major Lazer drops even more surprises, with King Kaka coming back to reclaim his throne.

AFRICA

1. Davido – Fall

Davido has released the video to his song ‘Fall’, a slower tune than what we’re used to, but with staccato beats that will serenade any special lass. Watch the video below:

2. Tiwa Savage – All Over

Nigeria’s first lady of music, Tiwa Savage is ‘All Over’ a tropical location in her new video that’s a testament to love and light.

3. Bahati – Barua Kwa Mama (Feat Eddy Kenzo)

Gospel artiste Bahati teams up with Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo on a Kiswahili track that may have been a few days late to celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, but is a beautiful dedication nonetheless to the strong mother figures in our lives. Watch the new video below:

4. King Kaka – Yap Yap

The opening lyrics blast the (defunct?) Music Copyright Society of Kenya, as King Kaka’s new track ‘Yap yap’ sees him spit even more fire. These are tough streets for rappers jostling for the limelight. Here’s the video…

THE WORLD

5. Fifth Harmony – Down (feat Gucci Mane)

Fifth Harmony have released their very first single, minus Camilla, which technically makes them ‘fourth’ harmony. The tune however does not take away anything from the sizzling quartet, as ‘Down’ is definitely a banger, already number 2 on iTunes. Listen up and watch it here:

6. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke (Remix) feat. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty

Khalid has teamed up with Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty on the remix to his newest single. There’s something mesmerising and appealing about a Hip-Hop tune that has a nursery school vybe to it. Here’s the audio…

7. Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa – Particula (feat. Nasty C, Ice Prince & Jidenna)

Major Lazer seems to be on a major roll, unleashing hit after hit in what seems like each week. In this new single, he’s featured Jidenna, who’s performing in Nairobi in barely three weeks, alongside Ice Prince, Nasty C and DJ Maphorisa, who will be working on the all new season of Coke Studio Africa. Listen to ‘Particula’ below:

8. Liam Payne – Strip That Down (feat Quavo)

Liam Payne and Quavo collaborate on this thumping tune that’s climbing up the charts, thanks to a bassline that’s too good to ignore and stunning visuals. Watch the song here…

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