OYGK Global New Music this Week: Victoria Kimani, Craig David, Ali Kiba & Rita Ora

This week in music, Ali Kiba is back to business after his wedding day, with a new song and a new hairdo, as Kenya‘s Victoria Kimani takes us on a scintillating chocolate ride with her new single ‘Wonka. The OYGK Global Chart looks at new music releases, sharing the best from the continent, and around the globe.

Craig David also releases a beautiful new single that has a 90s feel to it, as we explore more music from across the globe. 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. Khaligraph Jones – Now You Know (feat Rostram)
‘Now you Know’, Khaligraph does not do CHEAP LIQUOR. 🙂 Kenya’s rap powerhouse is still talking that big game in this new single…

2. Eddy Kenzo – Pull Up (feat Harmonize)
Eddy Kenzo and Harmonize team up in this East African duet that’s just so good to listen to and watch. Enjoy…

3. Victoria Kimani – Wonka
Kenya’s Victoria Kimani is channelling some (adult version of)’Charlie and the Chocolate factory’ with this sultry new track that can make anyone go bonkers. Watch ‘Wonka’ below…

4. Ali Kiba – Mvumo wa Radi
Ali Kiba has released his first song following his recent highly publicized wedding at the Kenyan coast. ‘Mvumo wa Radi’ is a beautiful ode to swahili tradition, and the new red hairdo isn’t too bad to look at…

5. Tekno – Jogodo
While I may not have enjoyed his live performance in Nairobi, I still swoon over his musical products. Tekno’s latest track ‘Jogodo’ is a tone down from more danceable beats like ‘Rara’ and ‘Diana’, but it’s a great song…



6. LSD – Audio (ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth)
LSD has released a large collection of new music, and ‘Audio’, featuring Sia, Diplo and Labrinth is at the top of the list for me. (He’s also featured all of them on another new release, titled ‘Genius’.

7. Childish Gambino – This is America
Gambino’s video to ‘This is America’, is what is disturbing, perplexing and receiving praise from, not just the US of A, but the World. It’s a complex, sometimes brutally honest reflection, of societal issues in the world’s biggest economy. Watch the video here…

8. Rita Ora – Girls (ft. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX)
British star Rita Ora is celebrating girls with this new lyric video that also brings together new phenomena bloods Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX…

9. Selena Gomez – Back To You
Selena Gomez is officially the queen of EDM love ballads that sound like they can make you hurt and make you happy at the same time, and ‘Back To You’ is another one…

10. Craig David – Magic (ft. Yxng Bane)
There’s definitely something magical about Craig David’s new song ‘Magic’. i love it’s sound and its feel, and he’s subtly paid homage to the 90s era of music with the fashion direction in the single. Watch:

Bonus: Trevor Jackson – Unpacking
Trevor has been one of my favourite non-mainstream artistes for the past 5 years, and seeing him grow this much, changing vocally and physically, has been interesting to watch. His latest song ‘Unpacking’, is right up that good vibe RnB alley… watch:

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 this Week: Victoria Kimani, Craig David, Ali Kiba & Rita Ora

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