OYGK Global Select: Ed Sheeran Steps on African Soil, Kenya’s LINDA Channel Mary J Blige and Tekno Releases ‘Go’


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 Wizkid, Tekno and Ed Sheeran continue to grab our attention, while a Kenyan girl group rather successfully brings back a nineties classic. Watch the select hits from this week and share your favourites with us as well.


1. Linda – Mpaka Che (Swahili Version)

The riveting girl group LINDA have revealed an appealing cover to the Mary J Blige classic ‘All Night Long’. Listen here…

2. Tekno – GO

That sounds like 50 Cent in the background, though maybe it’s not. I’m liking Tekno’s latest video; it’s one of those songs you just sway too and would still look cool. Watch and listen:

3. Patoranking – This Kind Love (feat Wizkid)

The camerawork and musical symmetry of this new song are worth checking out, as Patoranking and Wizkid team up for this revival. Watch:

4. WizKid – Come Closer (feat. Drake) Redux

Wizkid brought it back again, this time with some stunning visuals and dance moves. It may not exactly be a new single, but if Wizkid can redux it, why can’t we still feature it. Watch below:


5. Ed Sheeran – Bibia Be Ye Ye

Ed Sheeran’s latest video includes scenes from Ghana, as Ghanaians lipsync to his beautiful vocals. Watch the video here…

6. Kesha – Hymn

Apart from dropping the dollar sign, Kesha has dropped a lot of the party furore that accompanied her musical compositions, in favour of deeper and reflective content, such as her new song ‘Hymn’ off the upcoming album ‘Rainbow’:

7. Lorde – Perfect Places

Lorde’s distinctive sound colourises this new single ‘Perfect Places’. There’s something about her voice that just makes each production so epic and worthy of being a film soundtrack. Listen and watch below…

8. Jaden Smith – Watch Me

Jaden Smith definitely sounds different, and I’m still undecided whether that’s a good or bad thing. His flow borders on sleepy, but it still comes across as sensible. Pay attention…




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