OYGK Global New Music Releases: Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Vivian, Migos and Kiana Ledé

The OYGK Global Chart looks at new music releases this week, sharing the best from the continent, and around the globe. This week, Tiwa Savage drops another hot surprise with Africa-gone-global star Wizkid and Spellz, as Vivian and Naiboi (who samples a classical song) each put Kenya on the continental map with unique offerings of love and its complications.

Also, Miguel is back with a retro new soulful number, as Coke Studio Africa give an ode to the country called Kenya, a sentimental patriotic piece (that should have been ‘peace’ right?). Enjoy this week’s new music and share some of your other favourites which aren’t included, in the comments section or with the tag #OYGKGlobalChart…



1. Tiwa Savage – Malo (feat WizKid & Spellz)
Continental heavyweights Tiwa Savage and Wizkid collaborate with Spellz on this deliriously subtle yet power-punching track ‘Malo’. Watch it below…

2. Vivian – Chingi Changa
Vivian is back on the hit roster with the release of ‘Chingi Changa’, a romantic take on the confusion created by affection. It was probably shot during an event in Nairobi too – watch…

3. Naiboi – I Wanna Be (feat DJ Creme de la Creme)
Sampling the Wedding favourite ‘Canon in D’ is Naiboi and DJ Creme with this new Kenyan single…

4. Mayorkun – Che che
Lagos express, Mayorkun has released a thumping and beautiful track, his final one for 2017, ahead of a Hard Rock Cafe Lagos performance in December…

5. Coke Studio Africa – Kenya Yetu
Coke Studio Africa artists paused and delivered this touching tribute to Kenya titled ‘Kenya Yetu’ and they absolutely did it justice with their talents… watch:



6. Ed Sheeran – Perfect
British sensation Ed Sheeran has just released the picturesque new video to the love ballad ‘Perfect’. It’s a sentimental showcase and his stunning vocals give it the extra sauce it needs…

7. Migos – Motorsport (feat Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)
It’s the rap song you never knew you’d been waiting for, but once it dropped you just wondered why it hasn’t been released already. Queen of Rap Nicki teams up with Billboard royalty Cardi B on this Migos track that’s living up to its hype…

8. N.E.R.D – Lemon (feat Rihanna)
Rihanna has sole handedly handed this new N.E.R.D track the life it needs to be an autumn hit that can hardly be ignored, notwithstanding the ‘crazy dance’ of Mette Towley. Check it out:

9. Miguel – Told You So
The resurgence of Miguel is characterized by a series of musical experiments that sound distinctively different, yet convincingly him. The Dua Lipa feature wasn’t a fluke, and we’re glad to see him back with this unusually-sounding retro single ‘Told You So’…

10. Kiana Lede – Fairplay
American songstress and ‘Scream’ actress Kiana Lede unwraps ‘Fairplay’, a sassy new single that’s perfect for a chill listen. Here’s the audio…

Kevin Oyugi
He's a writer based in Nairobi and ardent about Architecture, Urban Lifestyle, Cuisine, Luxury, Travel, History, Film, Music and the Future. Interact with him by sharing your views and sentiments on Twitter and by Email.

OYGK Global New Music Releases: Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Vivian, Migos and Kiana Ledé

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