Every week, we highlight the very best of East African music for your listening pleasure. Check out our selection of the best new songs predominantly from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda etc. featuring music from Sauti Sol, Diamond Platnumz, Otile Brown, Crysto Panda, Bridget Blue and more.
Sauti Sol ft India Arie – My Everything
Multiple award-winning Kenyan afro-pop group Sauti Sol on Friday released their fifth studio album, “Midnight Train”. “My Everything” is the 9th song off the 13-track album, a sentimental tune featuring revered American singer India Arie.
Diamond Platnumz, Krizbeatz & Ceeboi – Abi
This new release comes barely a week after Billboard acknowledged Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platnumz as one of East Africa’s brightest stars. After conquering his sub-region, Diamond is slowly making inroads towards the West African music space. Just recently he was featured on Ghanaian dancehall star Stonebwoy’s “Anloga Junction” album, and he now teams up with Nigerian acts Krizbeatz and Ceeboi on new drop “Abi”.
Crysto Panda ft Sheebah Karungi- Kyoyina Omanya (Remix)
Fast rising Ugandan act Crysto Panda outdoors the remix of his well received single “Kyoyina Omanya” which translates to “what you need to know”. The record was produced by Artin Pro and features Ugandan diva Sheebah Karungi.
Bridget Blue – Je
Top Kenyan female vocalist Bridget Blue makes a return with newly released “Je” which sees the songstress question her vulnerability after a bad break up. The minimalistic Trey Juels directed visuals sees Bridget Blue as the centre of attraction.
Dr Malinga ft Pallaso – My Baby is Coming
Ugandan artiste Pius Mayanja who goes by the stage name Pallaso lands yet another international collaboration, this time with South African act Dr Malinga. The two team up on dancehall influenced and love themed cut “My Baby is Coming”. The record was produced by ace Ugandan producer Artin of Axtra Nation Studios.
Navio ft Daddy Andre & Flex D’Paper – Bangi
Veteran Ugandan rapper Navio outdoors visuals for “Bangi” which is taken from his well received 15-track “Strength in Numbers” album. He features renowned producer Daddy Andre and burgeoning rapper Flex D’Paper on this one. The record was produced by Icon Studio’s Mio Made, with the visuals directed by Sasha Vybz.
Willy Paul ft Samantha J – Hold Yuh
“Hold Yuh” is a feel-good love-duet which sees renowned Kenyan recording artist Willy Paul link up with Jamaican singer Samantha J profess their love for one another, promising to stay forever.
Nikki – Poole Poole
Celebrated Kenyan media personality and songstress Sheila Mwanyigha who goes by the stage name Nikki makes a return to music after taking a 12-year break with newly released “Poole Poole”. Making her musical debut as far back as 1997, the veteran singer took a break in 2008.
Otile Brown ft Khaligraph Jones – Hit & Run
“Hit & Run” is the first video off Kenyan R&B sensation Otile Brown’s debut album “Just in Love”. He features African rap powerhouse Khaligraph Jones on this one. Otile Brown and Khaligraph strike an alluring chemistry on this Magix Enga produced upbeat jam.
Tanasha Donna – Sawa
Kenyan singer Tanasha Donna, outdoors all-new single “Sawa”, a song that seeks to projects love, peace and unity, reminding you to love yourself and others around you.
Nadia Mukami – Million Dollar
Kenyan songstress Nadia Mukami outdoors her tenth studio single titled “Million Dollar”. “Million Dollar” is a mid-tempo pop jam which touches on themes of wealth and relationship. The singer switches up her style on this record, stunning fans with an impressive rap verse.
Viola Karuri – I Like It
Acclaimed Kenyan singer-songwriter Viola Karuri makes a return with afro-pop bop titled “I like it”. The catchy beat was produced by Kimambo, with the crisp Joowzey-directed visuals highlighting colourful scenes along the beautiful beaches of Tanzania.
Amber Lulu ft Kusah – Walete
Tanzanian video vixen and recording artiste makes a comeback enlisting fast-rising Bongo act Kusah on her newly released “Walete”. The duo showcase some good chemistry on the upbeat song.